Packing up our site on our last morning in the backcountry, it felt like an eternity had passed since we rode out from our vehicle drop point three days ago. Not sure why that was, but it may have had something to do with the fact that the only time we weren't physically doing something, we were sleeping.Be ready to be visually stimulated inside
Riding in the backcountry is a lot like skiing in the backcountry...every turn must be earned.
Keep on pushin'.
In this barren, treeless, alpine landscape, life manages to pop up in the strangest places. Like on this rock. I have no idea what this orange stuff is, but I'd bet it's like a million years old and has a really strange name.
This bush tripped me right out for like five minutes.
Getting to the top and seeing this, we thought it was going to get real nasty weather wise. But for some reason it didn't. I am always amazed how fast the weather out here changes...either for the worse or for the best. It's always just a roll of the dice.
With time and the weather on our side, we decided to session this natural alpine booter.
...and attempt to ride some backcountry gnar.
World's sickest lunch cubby.
After a lunch of beef jerky, nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate, it was back to the business of exploring the alpine goods.
P.J. Hunton, trolling for tasty lines.
What took two hours to get up, took two minutes to get down. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.
Nothing to do now, but pick our way off this mountain, and onto the trail that leads us back to our starting point.
Time to head 'er home.
The problem with backcountry trails that rarely get ridden, is that if no one takes care of them, the plants will. Back to battling the bushes...
A mini rain storm made the trails so sticky and muddy, that we couldn't even ride downhill. There's nothing as aggravating as having to carry a perfectly good bike down the trail.
A super special thank you to our gear sponsors: Knolly Bikes, Norco Bikes, and Easton Havoc wheels. Thanks for making products that are truly built for this shit.
Holy shit! We made it. Cheers and beers.