Posts tagged Mountain Biking
Visiting Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area For The Trails

Often times, the way I choose places to go next is by looking at a map and finding all the green public lands around us. That’s how we arrived at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. The sites I read online said it has around 93 miles of trails for hiking and riding (and horse riding).

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Places To Visit In Mandalay, Myanmar: Part 1

Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital in Myanmar. We spent two days visiting temples and historic sites in and around the city.

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Mountain Bike To Samuel Glacier, British Columbia

Samuel Glacier is no doubt one of our top 5 places we visited while we were in Yukon this past summer. This is a place we insist you check out if you’re in the area. Though keep in mind that Samuel Glacier isn’t actually in Yukon, but in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, the most northwestern tip of British Columbia. It’s not far from the British Columbia/Yukon border, by Kluane National Park, about 70 miles one-way from our boondocking site next to Quill Creek. We left the Toaster behind and took a day trip there.

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Pedaling Montana Mountain, Carcross, Yukon

The mountain bike trails at Montana Mountain are all on one face of the mountain (except Mountain Hero), and the singletrack is almost all marked as down-only. Think of it like a ski hill with just one lift: cyclists climb up the gravel road, then choose their singletrack route down.

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Mountain Bike & Hike Jasper National Park

Jerud and I didn’t make it past the Columbia Icefield on the Icefield Parkway the last time we were in the area. So we were eager to see the rest of the Icefield Parkway and spend a couple of days in Jasper National Park.

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Revisiting Banff National Park

I was super excited to go back to Banff National Park. The first time Jerud and I visited was in 2010 and we had an absolute blast. It’s a trip we still talk about to this day. While there we fell in love with the area, so much that during a conversation with locals we met on a trail we asked about the job market in the area.

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Blow Your Mind Hiking & Riding Around Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park doesn't seem to get as much love as Zion National Park, even though they are about 78 miles from one another. It's understandable - not only is Zion bigger in acreage, but its views are more grandiose, diverse, expansive and dramatic. There's also more hiking trails miles in Zion. But the scenery at Bryce is unparalleled to anywhere else.

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Boondocking In Hurricane & Virgin, UT

Mountain biking is why we came here and mountain biking is what we did! The Hurricane/Virgin area is small, but to make up for it (really there’s no need to make up for small because small is great!) there are six different mountain biking trail systems, tons of hiking, and Zion National Park is nearby.

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Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival

The Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival is a 3-day event where a bunch of bike vendors are on-site with demo bikes for festival goers to ride. Shuttles for JEM trails are provided, breakfasts and a dinner are included and there’s a beer garden, raffle giveaways, and music. All for the price of $55. Which is a really good deal.

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Snow Trip To Jackson

Every year we fly out west somewhere to go snowboarding. The last two winters the annual trips didn’t happen because we were rebuilding the Toaster. But this year we made it happen. It’s Andrew second winter in Jackson and we decided to meet there.

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Mountain Biking In Tucson

After Borrego Springs we were really itching to get some mountain biking in. We still had about 2 weeks before we had to be in Jackson, WY so we decided to detour east over to Tucson, AZ to ride. While neither of us had ridden in Tucson, we heard it had pretty good trails.

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A Month At Lake Mead National Recreation Area

My initial thought after seeing Government Wash, our boondock site at Lake Mead, was that it looked like the place had blown up. There were rocks everywhere.

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Mountain Biking With The Ancients

Riding in the Canyons of the Ancients was definitely a lot more fun than hiking it. It was also a treat because we didn’t expect to be able to bike there since it’s a national monument. But that, along with the views inside the canyon and the trail itself pleasantly surprised us.  What caught us off guard was the beginning part of that trail from the north trailhead.

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Salida - Part 2: Dirt, Snow & Water

After walking out of Salida Mountain Sports and Absolute Bikes with maps and a list of trails to check out, Jerud and I felt eager, excited and overwhelmed. Salida has so many trails that it would take years to complete any large portion of them. I have to remind myself that it’s ok that we won’t be able to see and do all trails, and that we’re living on the road now which means coming back will be a lot easier than traveling in our previous lifestyle.

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Denver: Parking Lots, Dinosaurs, Mesas and Prairie Dogs

In Denver we experienced what it would be like to live in a shopping center parking lot. Jay, our friend we went to visit, let us stay in the parking lot of his retail store while we were in town. It worked out really nicely because it was conveniently located to all the errands we had to run while in town. The spot Jay picked out for us was actually pretty nice - we were parked away from all the other cars and essentially had our own little section of the parking lot.

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