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This month we’re still enjoying the snow, but there’s a twist…

 

 

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Tales from the Road

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Last month (Sixth Month on the Road) ended in EPIC skiing in Rogers Pass (BC)…

 

… and it continues this month near Nelson (BC)!

 

We first hit Evening Ridge near Whitewater resort (point #6 from the “Seventh Month” map above):

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Making our way up Evening Ridge

 

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Going down! Whitewater resort is that beautiful thing in the background…

 

We then headed to Kootenay Pass:

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We had to shovel our way in, but then our basecamp was set!

 

The snow was phenomenal at the pass!

 

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Not only the snow was phenomenal… the food was too!

 

 

And when we descended back to Nelson to ski Whitewater resort, 15 cm forecasted overnight turned into a 30 cm. We were happy.

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Sorry: powder day in the resort = no pictures!

 

Then the temperature just warmed up… and since we’re very picky about how we like our snow, we decided to make the best of it and we headed for the Coast in Squamish, BC (point #12)! We were in the mood for parking at the trailhead, ride our bikes, make firecamp and drink beer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squamish slabs…

 

 

What’s Next?

Squamish is mountain biking paradise! Trails are much, MUCH harder, technical, steep and fun to ride than anywhere else and we LOVE that. It’s our favorite place so far for mountain biking and we could stay for weeks, but it’s too early for being here; it’s still early spring and raining. I mean it’s fine, but our home is on wheels so why not take advantage of that, right? We’re thinking of heading to Moab to meet friends (and sun), then slowly make our way back to British-Columbia via the coast (Oregon, Washington) so we’re immersed in beautiful weather throughout the next months… at least that’s the plan for now!

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Comment by Aaron Traxinger

    Aaron Traxinger Reply April 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    If you did not make it to Fruita last time you were in the Moab area I highly recommend it. We actually have only been to Moab once and Fruita twice because it is much quieter there and tons of riding from flow desert to technical rocky can be found. Great free camping sites in the North Fruita desert and Rabbit valley. The bike shop in Fruita is really friendly and has free water for your van.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply April 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks for the tip!
      We did go to Fruita. I really enjoyed the Lunch Loop and Kokopellis 🙂

      Nice countertop by the way 😉

  2. Comment by Ben

    Ben Reply April 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Keep Nelson on your list for mountain biking too ! so much trails from old school super technical stuff to flowy magic ! One of the best ride I’ve made was from the top of Power Slave, down to the Morning Mountain parking lot : all trails types in one long descent !

    keep the stoke up !

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply April 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      Sweet, thanks for the suggestion! We plan on going back to Nelson to ride our bike for sure!!

      Cheers!

  3. Comment by Colin Purdy

    Colin Purdy Reply April 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Geez, you two are a real dynamo! Great van (engineers!) and website, very much enjoying clicking through it all! Happy trails!

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply April 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

      ahah thanks! 🙂

      Have a good one!

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