Friday, September 6, 2013

A rainy day in Squamish

Squamish left us wanting more, so we drove up to Garibaldi highlands for a couple of rounds on Half Nelson and some of the other trails as well. It had been raining heavily for a couple of days so the trails were more muddy and slippery. Squamish in rain was a challenging experience but all the more rewarding. The weather cleared up later in the day and we actually got some sunshine as well. We got several runs each before settling in at Sea to sky hotel for the night. 

Mt. Seymour

Since we are staying in Vancouver, a trip to North Shore is inevitable. We had to try some trails in this legendary place. After our Whistler trip we decided to check out Mt. Seymour. It`s possible to shuttle up many of the trails, and Corkscrew was the pick of the day. The ride down was rough and a bit humbling. Specially after the smooth machine made trails in Whistler. The mountain was harsh and after three runs I was exhausted, our evening was spent in the awesome downtown area of Vancouver. Mt. Seymour is amazing and very technical. The trails in the North Shore area are some of the first freeride trails and the trail network they have built here is something to be envied.