Welcome to Hope!
30 years ago, the small logging town of Hope, BC was converted into the movie set of Rambo - First Blood .
Many original locations were used during filming, and remained unchanged over the years. Being a fan of that particular movie (not particularly of Sylvester Stallone), I love to revisit the set.
You may notice the Chevron gas station in the back. This is were I re-fueled Nella today. It is just across the street from the visitor center on the right. Information is available at the visitor center, and I can strongly recommend Herve Attia's blog who conducted an almost forensic investigation of the movie set.
Chasing Rambo - trip photos 1
Here's also the bridge where the sheriff dropped of Rambo, to get him out of town.
After lunch at the Blue Moose Cafe I headed out to the Coquihalla Canyon where the stunt of Rambo's jump was filmed.
Alas, the tunnels and the canyon were still closed for season. But it was nice to walk around and stretch my legs.
My last destination for today was the Hope Slide. Back in 1965 the Johnson Peak collapsed after an earthquake and caused the largest ever recorded landslide in Canada. With higher elevation it got colder, and soon Nella and I could play in the snow. It's still winter up here, and the Hope Slide view point was off limits for us. It was time to turn around.
Back in the valley I took another detour and rode some of the slough dykes, which is always fun.
Eventually I did a right turn to check out Cascade Falls but the road was barricaded. But I discovered a nice windy gravel road and followed it for a while until I finally hit the main road again and headed home.
It was a great day for a ride, seven hours of joy, with a versatile program of entertainment, good food and coffee, a hike, some educational content, and over 300km of two-wheeled bliss.
Distance: 344km (214 mi)
Weather: Clouds and sun, 16C (61F)
Contributed by SonjaM; 2wheelersrevisited.blogspot.com
Be sure to visit rambo.hopebc.ca for more Rambo info!