All Aboard: KVR and FSRs

The Vitals Date: August 9 – 10, 2020 Location: Coquihalla/Tulameen, BC Distance: ~105 km Partner: Brittany Resources: Strava route Photos: Brittany The Trip Brittany spent three quiet weeks this summer in a town of 250 people in northern BC but when she returned on a Saturday she was looking to get out and do something […]

Downton Creek Area Traverse

The Vitals Date: August 1 – 3, 2020 Location: Downton Creek Area (near Lillooet, BC) Distance: ~29 km Partners: Anne and Will Resources: Matt Gunn’s Scrambles Guidebook, 1:50000 topo map 92J09, Bivouac Trip report, Steven Song The Trip Before this summer I wanted to try at least a few trips that are not well-established traverses […]

Solstice Campout

The Vitals Date: June 20 – 21, 2020 Location: Vancouver to Whistler, BC Distance: ~130 km Partners: Brittany, Will, Matt, Dawn, Michael Resources: Indian Arm to Squamish, Squamish to Whistler Photos: Brittany The Trip In 2017 and 2018 I participated in the local incarnation of the “Swift Campout” solstice weekend bike and camp outing. The […]

Vamos a la Playa

The Vitals Date: January 18 to January 22, 2020 Location: Eldorado Cabin, South Chilcotins Distance: ~55 km, 3500 meters in 4 days Partners: Dan, Eric, Alex, Jon, Nick, Dave, Brandon Resources: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Tyax Adventures The Trip Before the start of “high” season in late January, the privately operated Eldorado Cabin […]

Bonita Brittany’s Birthday Bike Bop

The Vitals Date: December 6, 2019 Location: Sunshine Coast Distance: ~65 km (about 25 km of single track), ~1300 meters climbed Photos: Brittany Resources: Trailforks, bikepacking.com The Trip With the dreaded shoulder season dragging on and on, Brittany and I rented a house in Sechelt for the weekend with friends. To make it more interesting, […]

Retro post: Camping in Maui

The Vitals Date: March 4 – 11, 2017 Location: Maui (Haleakalā National Park, Kihei, Waiʻānapanapa State Park) Partners: Brittany Distance: 35 km in Haleakalā National Park, 10 km in Waiʻānapanapa State Park, other Time: 3 easy days in Haleakalā National Park, 1 day in Waiʻānapanapa State Park Resources: Haleakala Nation Park Waianapanapa State Park Photos: Brittany The Trip Direct flights from […]

Radical Sabbatical

The Vitals Dates: June 19 – August 2, 2019 Location: Japan to Ontario Photos by Brittany Total Route Section 1 Riding Summary Section 2 Riding Summary Section 3 Riding Summary Section 4 Riding Summary The Trip We left Vancouver on August 6, 2018 and we returned nearly one year later on August 2, 2019. In the […]