Day 39: Lac La Hache to Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date: Mon, June 2nd
At the Lac La Hache hotel, I awoke to a beautiful, but cloudy scene.
Around 1:30 pm I hit the road and decided to take the scenic route via Lillooet & Whistler to Vancouver. This "scenic route" had probably the most treacherous, twisty and mountainous roads I've ever driven on. A lot of 10% to 15% grade hills, single lane bridges and 180 degree turns.
There was fallen rock and trees covering different sections of the road. I was actually a bit scared a few times of the long drop offs and lack of guard rails. Some lower sections were partially flooded. And it ended turning a 4 hour drive into an 8 hour drive!
With that being said, the hills were magnificent with terrain unlike anything I'd seen before.
I also ended up quite high in the mountains for certain parts of the drive.
Here's a nice pic of Lillooet. I was supposed to have a radio show there, but I couldn't get ahold of anyone. Also, they have no public washrooms, at least that's what the Esso attendant told me when he refused to let me use their washrooms unless I bought something! :)
While I was taking scenic pictures, I happened to catch a train making it's way through a mountain tunnel!
After 7 hours of driving, I reached Squamish (about an hour from Vancouver) and decided I needed a break and some food. My pal Mat The Alien lives there, so we met up for some grub at Shady Tree Pub and watched the first two periods of the Wings vs Ducks game.
He's been really busy doing shows in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, etc. He put me onto the Cypha.Nex crew and the Shambhala Music Festival, both in Nelson, BC, along with Vancouver's ostwelve. He's also been busy laying down cuts and beats for folks like Sweatshop Union, Fort Knox Five and Bassnectar.