The pleasure of flight
We meet initially in front of the office of GEAR, on McBeath street in Nicholson. We then drive up with the required equipment to the launch area on mount 7.
Follow highway 1 (Trans-Canada highway) to Golden. Stay in the left lane going down the hill. Exit left where sign reads "Radium Hotsprings & Cranbrook". ∗ The overpass leads to highway 95 south (stay on this road till Nicholson). You will pass a 7-11, go over the Kicking Horse river, pass movie theater, Overwaitea supermarket. Set trip odometer to zero at Home Hardware (big red building). At 5,2 km there will be a blue and white sign reading Eco Adventure Ranch. Exit right. Make first right past store/gas station. Go over railroad tracks and Columbia river. At "Y" junction, go right and next right will be the driveway for the Eco Ranch. Park near the office. See large photo of the GEAR (click on thumbnail) for a view of the meeting area.
Go through two stoplights, look for sign that reads "Radium Hotsprings & Cranbrook" before going up the big hill. Exit right. Follow from ∗ above.
You can also see the rendez-vous location on Google map (link opens new window).