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High Rockies: Back to the beginning

July 5, 2017
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I biked the High Rockies trail from its start at Goat Creek to Goat Pond which is a pretty easy 14K return trip. 

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Redearth Creek avalanche aftermath

July 4, 2017
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-This is the all new view of Pilot mountain which was created by the avalanche- I blogged about the massive avalanche on Redearth Creek last winter

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Summer holidays on Goat Creek and Spray River East

July 1, 2017
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Families were out on the trail yesterday, getting an early start on the kids’ summer holidays.

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Skogan Pass traverse by bike

June 30, 2017
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As I laboriously ascended the grueling Screamer, I was thinking back to last winter when I descended it on the most wonderful conditions ever.

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Hazard on Goat Creek

June 27, 2017
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Last night’s violent wind storm felled a couple trees on the Goat Creek/Spray River trails, with one of them at the bottom of a fast downhill.

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Spray River social club

June 25, 2017
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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

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High Rockies trail Part 3; Sparrowhawk to Buller

June 24, 2017
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What a magnificent biking trail! You could spend a good portion of your summer weekends checking out the different

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The consequences of not carrying bear spray

June 6, 2017
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I was out 4K on the Spray River West trail in Banff when I met Pedro. He’s from Spain, and is enjoying a vacation in Banff.

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Eventful day on Skogan Pass

June 3, 2017
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-Brendan, Saavannah, and Xander on Skogan Pass- I bike to the top of Skogan Pass every summer, but I need to get in better shape to make it to the summit. It’s been two months

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Goat Creek in nice shape for biking

May 31, 2017
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I dusted off my bike today, filled the tires with air and headed up the Spray Lakes road to Goat Creek. Unlike my skis, my bike doesn’t get much respect.

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Pleasant fall day on Goat Creek

September 27, 2016
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-Riding among the golden aspens. The name of the woman on the bike is Aspen- Autumn is my second-favourite time of year. The days are still warm but not scorching hot; vivid fall colours adorn the trails;

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Elk Pass: Winter or Summer?

September 9, 2016
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Is anyone else getting excited for winter? The days are noticeably shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing.

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High Rockies trail: Goat Pond to Spurling Creek

August 19, 2016
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Spectacular views along the High Rockies trail between the dam and Driftwood I hit one high point on this trip at 1740 metres as I neared Spurling creek, but the real high

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Eventful bike trip on Goat Creek

August 16, 2016
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-The Spray River bridge at 9K. Apparently a grizzly bear was in the area.- When we arrived at the Goat Creek parking lot at 11:45 a.m, it was sunny and already +24ºC.

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Cascade Valley: Comparing Winter and summer

August 11, 2016
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Cascade Valley was one of the first trails I biked when I moved to the mountains several years ago, and it convinced me that I needed a dual suspension bike.

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The first 9K of the new High Rockies trail

July 28, 2016
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A couple days ago I had a very enjoyable bike ride on the first 8.9K of the High Rockies trail. To access the trail, you first have to travel for 900 metres on the Goat creek trail,

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Redearth Creek: Summer or winter?

July 8, 2016

I enjoyed a bike trip on Redearth Creek yesterday, all the way to the warden’s cabin. I thought it would be interesting to compare photos for identical locations summer vs winter.

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Guess the trail

June 24, 2016
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Does anyone know which trail this picnic table is beside? I came across it while riding my bike in Banff National Park a couple days ago.

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Early season biking conditions on Goat creek, High Rockies

May 2, 2016
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Goat Creek is one of my all-time favourite trails, and May 1st is the earliest I’ve ever biked it.

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Skogan pass traverse by bike

June 20, 2015
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This was a “filling in the blanks” trip which I did on June 16. I’ve previously skied to Skogan pass summit from Ribbon creek, and hiked the other end

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