I've figured out that given the same elevation climb, I prefer short, steep hills as opposed to longer ones with gentler grades. The longer ones seem to eat up too much time and are generally more demoralizing because I can't usually see the summit for quite a while. With shorter hills I can psyche myself up for the strong push and then recover, rather than the slow drain of the long ones. Just something that occurred to me today.
Anyway, I have two more days with long climbs then it's downhill and relatively flat through the prairies. Until then, I'll enjoy the beautiful scenery as I slowly trudge up those hills.
Bridge to Kelowna.
You can see here just how close I was to running into it.