The Wild Horse campsite, south of Cadomin, was a lovely place until big coal came in and reimagined the valley. The campsite is a nice place if you face west towards Jasper. Performing the sun salutation is still possible while gazing at piles of displaced rock and reworked landscape.
With the previous evening's marshmallow festivities a distant memory, we started the day in sunshine and lollipops. Rolling out about 1030 hrs, we prepared ourselves for an 80 kms day over the Cardinal Divide.
At the end of May 2022, one very fit man, one fit pensioner and one semi-fit pensioner set off to ride the Coal Loop from Hinton to Hinton via the Cardinal Divide, a total of 248 kms over 3 days.
|the road to Smallboy Camp|
The load out for Hinton was bathed in Edmonton sunlight. The unload in Hinton was a dismal affair but the sun broke through on rollout.