Day 1

Started our exciting trip up to Apex today, actually a bit more exciting than intended. Started snowing just outside of Abbotsford, so the road conditions were fairly messy until we got onto the Hope-Princeton. Missed a number of good sights due to the weather :(. Ate in Princeton, then drove up for a tour of an open-pit mine. Again, weather made it fairly miserable, and hid most of the sights, but it wasn’t too bad overall. Didn’t get to Hedley until late, so we skipped it entirely; stopped in Penticton for groceries. Started the 40-minute or so drive up to Apex. The road uses switchbacks, and tends to be rather tight… first corner we go around, we got stuck. Spent over an hour stuck inside the bus trying to get chains onto the wheels (don’t ask why they weren’t on in the first place. We even pointed that out to the bus driver long before the turn…). We finally got the chains on, and got ourselves out, but everyone was pretty tired and miserable when we got to the hostel. Ate a bit of dinner, didn’t really feel like cooking everything that we had planned. Internet here is functional, but requires a password, and at this point the desk attendant is gone so we can’t get the password. This entry is backdated to match the actual date.

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