Retallak Lodge is located in eastern B.C. Canada, and is home to some rather well built and varied purpose built mountain bike single track. Staying at the lodge makes life pretty simple for a couple days, rising around 7 to be fed a great breakfast, before loading up in either a van or unimog (you choose), then doing shuttle laps of the mountains diverse network of trails. The day finishes when ever your done and is followed up with some spectacular food offerings. After that its beers and random games before bed and repeat. Definitely worth a look if your downhill mtb inclined and happen to be in B.C.
Spent a weekend down in the Gravelly range of mountains in south western Montana. There was no real plan, but after checking a map we found a remote lake with some dubious trail marked in about half way. After getting lost in the woods on friday night in the trusty Tundra, we ventured south and eventually found our trail head. Pretty rad mix of trail and bush whacking. All in all a pretty fun little mission!
Had the opportunity to tag along with a fine collection of folks on a back country adventure. Drove from Bozeman into the Tobacco Roots Mountains, driving as far up the road as we could before snow stopped the progress, then snow shoed/tele’d up to Boulder Lakes. After a quick lunch break we then hiked up one of the better looking slopes, checking snow conditions first, then railed down. I was done after one run, but a few of the rest of the team took another lap. So fun. Great to have had the chance to tag along with this rad crew of folks. We totally lucked out with the weather. Cant wait to try it again.
The move to Bozeman took me some 1400 miles from Long Beach through Nevada to Boise and then on to Montana. Nevada is a fantastic place to road trip through with is massive expanse of space and scenery, as well as many remote hot springs to stop at (and free camp!).
Day one was Long Beach to Spencer Hot Springs (39°19’37.7″N 116°51’33.5″W) where I found a spot to pop up a tent and after a soak (had it to myself even though there were a few campers around), had a great sleep. Day two had me up and onward to Boise, ID. So much wide open space and plenty of time to reflect and listen to a great book on tape via audible.
Finally landed in Bozeman Montana, after deliberating on it for around 2 years, and so far so good. There are a ton of great people out here and everyone seems super motivated to have fun and get outdoors. The first week flew by and was super busy with some freelance work, finding storage for the bikes, as well as getting out for a hike or two before the snow starts to melt too much. Fun times indeed…