The trails were busy today with friendly hikers, bikers, and backpackers. One of the best things I ever did was to quit racing and take my time to enjoy the scenery and the people who I meet on the trail.
It might also have something to do with the fact that I just can’t go that fast anymore, even if I wanted to. The old adage is true, one door closes and another one opens. Racing was a lot of fun, but we evolve to a higher level as time goes on! 🙂
In the winter, we can’t stop for too long to talk because we get cold. Today, you could have a leisurely conversation as long as you could find some shade. When I left Banff around 3 pm, the temperature was +28°C according to my car. That’s considered a scorcher in these parts.
I started at Spray River west trailhead by the Banff Springs hotel and biked the 9.9K Spray River trail, then did a further 3.1K on Goat Creek. All the trails were in great shape. Any mud holes are easy to avoid.
Lost and Found dept
If you found any of these items at the Goat Creek trailhead, let Sylvia know:
Lost today(Sunday June 25th) my bear spray and air horn held together by a carabiner in the parking lot of Goat Creek – could also be on the trail heading towards Goat Creek Trail then going left to High Rockies Trail. Pls email me if found oR leave a comment.. many thanks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org