Saturday, September 12, 2015

Biking the Chilcotins Again and Again and Again

Last year we lucked out with some spectacular weather the 2nd weekend of September and had a perfect trip to the Chilcotins and I swore that I would  not wait four years again before coming back. I had to work on friday evening on the annual bike trip this year but it wasn't going to stop me from meeting up with the fellas for a quick weekend trip. Cam and I headed up early saturday morning across the Hurley - it only took us 2.5 hours from Squamish to get to the Taylor Basin trail head. I had never been up the Taylor Basin Access before and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly we got to the alpine 2 hours to Windy Pass. It wasn't the most pleasant pedal up but all in all not to bad. We then hiked out bikes up to Spruce Peak and rode one of the ridgelines before ascending Windy Pass again and heading back down HIgh Trail to Spruce Lake where beers and swims in the alpine awaited. The rest of the crew flew our gear in a day earlier but it was a little disappointing that they did not have dinner ready for us when we arrived.

After some baked brie and some beers that night we were ready to go for the ride out. We headed back up high trail and through Eldorado Basin to eventually meet up with Molly Dog for a great descent, So much fun riding with a crew all going similar speeds.  The weather was a bit cooler with some rain and snow in the area. Can't wait to get back again next year!

Cam looking slugish after the long climb. Riding the ridge off of Spruce Peak


This guy looks like he is probably sponsored by someone
Just like riding a sidewalk
There is a sponsored rider somewhere in this photo

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