The crew at Divide Crossing #1. 6600 ft elevation.
This blog will follow two totally inexperienced bikepackers, Geoff and Cam, and their journey from Banff to Mexico via the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. The route follows the Continental Divide, exposing riders to high altitude, diverse wildlife, and solitude. To learn more about the route, check this out. Randy will be the official bookie so get in touch with him if you'd like to place a wager on how far we will actually make it.
In the mean time, you can track our progress here thanks to our SPOT device.
This will be a site where we will try our best to post some pictures and stories along the way. Happy reading!
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Day 2 - Mt Engadine Lodge to Middle of Nowhere BC
Today started with a swift descent to the base of our first pass (Continental Divide Crossing #1). The climb was pretty tough, in some spots forcing some hike-a-bike action. Cam lost his bear spray today and this caused a little bit of anxiety. Day consisted mostly of climbing and more climbing... forgot to snap many pics.