"I agree with your characterization of the road as
"an old friend" because it felt like that for me. After thundering up the perpetually "under-construction" Trans-Canada from Kamloops, it was a delight to turn right and head south on pristine, no-bulldozers-in-sight DH35. Also, no cars, no moose, no RVs, just 47 klicks of well-tended, gently curvy blacktop to the ferry at Shelter Bay, where I met folks keen to talk about the ride. A fine
ride with lots of scenery that I would recommend to anyone heading south into the Kootenays. On the other side of the ferry crossing, DH73 is just as fine, especially for big-bore riders looking to toast some carbon. Not an STC in sight."
(Editor's Note: Don't count on no STCs, Clive. There is an RCMP detachment in Nakusp and them boys can get testy.)