Day 83: Saskatchewan Crossing to Nordegg

With the road still closed and the news only getting worse about the flooding in Calgary and area, we knew we had no choice but to turn east towards Red Deer and leave the mountains earlier than planned. At least we were not farther along and stuck somewhere ahead.

We had a hilly ride leaving the mountains. Though we did skip Bow pass, we seemed to have a lot of steady climbing and then descending to do today. While riding the American group of Chris, Tom and their sons passed us on the road and pulled over. We chatted with them a bit, finding out they also stayed at The Crossing last night. They had to rush off to catch their flight, still flying out of Calgary.

Having cooked our breakfast on our little balcony this morning, we had decided to stop at Thompson Resort en route for lunch – also since we don’t have much food with us. We were still paying tourist prices but it was better than the Icefields center. We had ice cream for desert and received another huge portion – definitely we could survive on ice cream alone!

We made it to Nordegg and had both expected a larger town, but there was a motel with a restaurant so we stopped there for dinner and to get ourselves sorted for our new route.