Trip Overview

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!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Day 8 - Arnone Residence to Fatty Creek

We left this morning after exchanging goodbyes with Tom and Patty. It was a bit of a lull day today... Mostly flat terrain heading into the climb.  The ascent proved to be tougher than expected due to really hot, stagnant air with zero cloud cover.  We also learned our lesson to always filter water when you can, as we both ran dry nearing the end of our run.  We ended up backcountry camping beside what we learned was a freezing cold river. Coldest "bath" I've ever taken.  We passed out at about 7:30pm and G woke up with a bunny rabbit sleeping in his vestibule.

Approaching today's climb

At the summit

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