Wednesday, June 27, 2012
There's no question the Tenquille trail took a beating after the massive wildfire raged over it a couple of summers ago. The soil became fragile and washed away for the most part revealing mainly rock. The other issue is the soil is way more fertile now and by mid summer the trail all but disappears into the jungle like greenery limiting your speed by bike to a conservative descent. I think I figured out the best time to hit this trail is now. Both of these issues are minimal as the summer emerges. The only real drawback is the meter or so deep snowpack on the traverse into the forest. Once we got past that it was one of the better descents on the trail since the fire. Summer alpine rides here we come! Slideshow
Pleasant pedalling conditions on the old Hurley....
The Upper Lillooet looked ready to burst!
Some of the traverse in the forest was snow free....
Luckily when we reached Wolverine Creek the bridge was intact.
The Tenquille Creek crossing was a little chilly. The good part was how warm you felt when you got out and onto the snow.
As soon as we got to the burn the descent was juicy!
Danielle and Drey showed off their DH skills all the way to the Upper Lilloet.... A great day out in Pemberton!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Last Sunday we got a small break in the weather so we headed up Cypress to ride the classic Sagar trail. It was one of those rides that defines a "Shore Ride". Wet, cold and slick. As it turns out this will be one of our last rides on the Shore as NS residents which bummed me out a little. Next week we'll be calling Squamish our home. The good news..... Squamish Single-track is good.....