Change nothing, except adding a few additional riders to have shared the experience. It was sunny and warm, lava hot, chilly and even a little wet on occasion. We were seldom lost and never in the wrong place. The route took us through every variation of British Columbia's terrain and summer climate. Jasper NP and Banff NP (Alberta CA) exceeded my expectations in every way. Last year we rode the Riding To The Sun Road in Glacier NP (MT) and it was beautiful but the Canadian version of these mountains, valleys are more accessible, easier to experience and go on and on. The traffic moves easily through the parks with many large pull-offs and passing lanes. Kudos to the Canadians for the cleanliness of your highways, litter was virtually non-existent and even the truck tire "road alligator" were nearly extinct, having seen only one during the entire ride in Canada. I can only assume they have more stringent laws governing the quality of truck tires. There were bugs but nearly as many as I had expected. Our riding group has two members who make all possible, Steve who plans the route and Rob who make the reservation. Their efforts were spot on. This one was good enough that it will be worthy of a redo. Thanks to good friends and family who all played a part in making it possible.
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