Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: hiking, telemarking, filmmaking
Thanks VSDM and Zoran.
That is a fun ride, Zoran; have done it quite a few times, even wearing lycra (as I am in the attached pic).
Were Spur 4 and the other gravel/dirt roads soft? It's hard to ride with tires thinner than standard mtb tires when it's soft. I'd be curious to hear more about local bikepacking routes.
Here's a still or two from yesterday's ride to Rainy Pass on rte 20 in Washington, which is still closed by snow and avalanches at the Rainy Pass trailhead. Great ride and amazing weather. I put the bike in the pic for scale. 65 inches of snow at the end of the road.
I camped in Newhalem under starry skies. Massive flocks of bushtits, finches, sparrows, etc. etc on the road above the snowline. Picking up grit I assume.