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    Ed makes a great recommendation. It is about 60 miles (100 Km) from Castle Junction to Radium Hot Springs and it is thru Kootenay National Park. Well worth a 120 mile side trip to have lunch in Radium Hot Springs and/or soak away your aches and pains.
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    Where is Hobarter?
    Used to live just south of Cadillac, MI in a two house establishment still on the map as Hobart, MI - thus the Hobarter - Now in Traverse City,MI

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    If it works in your schedule and you can afford it, book a night at the Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise.
    Unbelievable place to spend the night and regroup.
    I spent a ski season working at Lake Louise ski area winter of 80-81- great area!!

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    Where is Hobarter ?

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    Where is Hobarter?
    Hobart is 5 miles south of Cadillac, MI - Once a lumbering town of 300+ people after the Civil War - Now home to three houses - Progress, I guess, but easier traffic !

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    Hobart is 5 miles south of Cadillac, MI - Once a lumbering town of 300+ people after the Civil War - Now home to three houses - Progress, I guess, but easier traffic !
    Even Google's camera car hasn't been there. Wow!
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    +1 on Kevin's route.

    Be aware that Alberta Highway 40 (Kananaskis Trail) is closed until June 15. But the alternate route from Longview north through Bragg Creek, on 762, is a nice ride.
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    +1 on Kevin's route.

    Be aware that Alberta Highway 40 (Kananaskis Trail) is closed until June 15. But the alternate route from Longview north through Bragg Creek, on 762, is a nice ride.
    We got six inches of hail one fine July day riding 40 north from the Lunatic Fringe Rally. It melted after a while in the wheel tracks, but they did get the plows out in Calgary we were told.
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    It's our bracing Alberta weather. And the Foothills, where you were riding, gets a lot of convective activity in the summertime. We had an impressive cold front move through yesterday, and horizontal snow this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    +1 on Kevin's route.

    Be aware that Alberta Highway 40 (Kananaskis Trail) is closed until June 15. But the alternate route from Longview north through Bragg Creek, on 762, is a nice ride.
    Remind me to contact you before we head up that way next summer. Is there a site that provides info on road closures in AB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Remind me to contact you before we head up that way next summer. Is there a site that provides info on road closures in AB?
    Be glad to help.

    Here's a provincial highways report site:

    https://511.alberta.ca/#:Alerts

    There are highway cameras all over the place too, and a camera site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Be glad to help.

    Here's a provincial highways report site:

    https://511.alberta.ca/#:Alerts

    There are highway cameras all over the place too, and a camera site.
    Thank you.
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    The highway 40 closure from December until June is an annual thing for wildlife protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    The highway 40 closure from December until June is an annual thing for wildlife protection.
    I ignored that one early June riding a mountain bike straight through to Coleman on #40. Saw no people and a LOT of hungry bears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    I ignored that one early June riding a mountain bike straight through to Coleman on #40. Saw no people and a LOT of hungry bears!
    The University used to run the Kananaskis "Pre-Cars" ride on Highway 40 every spring, until the government stopped it. I rode it a couple of times.

    This is on the south side of Highwood Pass on on a private trip, just below the snowline:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    The University used to run the Kananaskis "Pre-Cars" ride on Highway 40 every spring, until the government stopped it. I rode it a couple of times.

    This is on the south side of Highwood Pass on on a private trip, just below the snowline:


    As we got to the pass and then beyond to the gravel section to Coleman.

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