Why am I up so early? I haven’t a clue. I shouldn’t be, though. It’s Sunday. It’s quiet. Peaceful. I’m tired. Yet, I am awake.
There are 4 more days until Al and I hit the road. Time to think about packing. I checked the weather at the various places where we’re heading. They’re all pretty much the same, ranging from the low 70s during the day and the 40s at night. Layers and fleece. We’re packing two sets of clothes: canoe paddle clothes and civilization clothes.
Here’s the itinerary–
We leave early Wednesday, drive to Portland, OR and have dinner with one of my best high school friends. On Thursday, we should be in Whistler, B.C. where we’ll stay and explore for 2 days. (This is the scouting mission portion of the trip. We’ve plans to come back to Whistler and the Vancouver area later on…maybe not this year, but later on nonetheless) Sunday, we’ll head east to a town called Revelstoke. (I like that name. Sounds like something from a Tolkien novel, doesn’t it?) From Revelstoke, we will drive south to Slocan, hook up with the outfitters that will take us to the put-in sight. If all goes according to plan, we shall be on Slocan Lake by Monday, June 25th where we’ll paddle around for the rest of the week.
From Slocan Lake, we’ll head south to Spokane, WA where my brother and his wife are conveniently located; spend a couple of days with them, and arrive back home on the 4th of July. Ta-Da!
Time to refill my coffee and enjoy the quiet.