At almost 13,000 feet, Mount Robson-just west of Jasper-is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Although its snowy cap is often obscured by clouds, we lucked out the next day when the sun lit up its peak as we rode by on Canada 16. We turned south at B.C. 5, which winds along the Yellowhead and Thompson Rivers. I lazed along through the scenery, thinking deep thoughts, none of which I remember now. In Blue River a Harley stop-off called the Log Inn served us two of its tasty "Mother of All Burgers" along with the requisite biker-bar ambience. We made it to Kamloops, a commercial hub of about 85,000 people, in time for dinner with a cousin I hadn't seen in 50 years. Naturally we had a lot of catching up to do.