I’ve biked Goat creek/Spray river at least a half-dozen times this summer, but only posted one update which was back on May 24.
Today it was in reasonably good shape for biking. There are quite a few puddles on the first 7K but most of them were easy to skirt. I lifted my bike and walked around two big puddles as I didn’t feel like getting muddy today.
The skies were overcast and threatening rain but I made it to Banff with only a few wayward drops.
If you haven’t been down Goat creek and Spray river since the floods of 2013, you’ll notice the Spray river bridge at 9K is in a different spot. In the photos, you can also see a lot of guard rails leading up to the bridge which were never there before.
I’m hoping that we’ll be skiing this trail in two months, and I plan on doing it a dozen times this winter, snow conditions permitting. Goat creek is an all-time favourite of mine for skiing and biking.
The photos are a mixture of today’s and some from an August bike trip(and of course some from winter).