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Chico Hot Springs and back, March 2017

Quick mission over to Chico for a soak and some brews.

Hike to Palisades Falls, Montana. March 2017

Quick hike with the black and white Madam up to a frozen Palisades Falls on a sunday afternoon.

Sunday ride with a camera, Nov 2016

Sunday afternoon ride on the KLR. Managed to sneak another short n cold but super fun exploratory ride around the Bozeman area. This time out to the Crazy Mountains to check out some forestry roads, then home via Livingston, hot chocolate and sunsets. Hmmm good.

Retallak, Sept 2016

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.

Bozeman Stampede, August 2016

Local Rodeo event held at the Gallatin Fair Grounds here in Bozeman. Lots of passionate and very experienced riders here.

Mission to Cirque Lake (well almost…), July 2016

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!

First time back country mission, May 2016

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.

 

Driving east- the move to Montana, March 2016

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.

First week in Bozeman, April 2016

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…

Hike to Alamere Falls with mates, Feb 2016

Had an awesome day out adventuring about two weeks ago as part of a going away celebration for myself. We spent the day hiking into Alamere Falls which is on the coast in the southern part of Point Reyes National Seashore. Perfect weather and a great hike. The falls themselves are fairy scenic as they cascade down on to the wide open Pacific Ocean beach. Plenty of people there too on that saturday…