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Bikepacking Idaho Hot Springs Mtb Route, North Loop: Part 2

We got up a little earlier on Day 3, intent on heading into McCall for breakfast. We packed up quickly, ate a bar, and headed down out of the mountains. After a few miles we passed Little Payette Lake, then rolled into the outskirts of McCall, about ten miles from our campsite. We rode through […]

Bikepacking Idaho Hot Springs Mtb Route, North Loop: Part 1

I plan a lot of trips. I pour over maps, Google Earth, research campgrounds, towns, obscure roads, and so on. Maybe it’s a kind of therapy, a distraction, something to keep me going when I’d rather be outside. Most trips never happen, but some do. When Adventure Cycling Association came out with the new Idaho […]

Snow, snow, and more snow

It’s been a good snow year this Winter. Good storms, sometimes raining in the valleys, but snowing up high. I’ve been riding my fatbike regularly in the snow this year, all the usual places, Big Springs, Round Valley (Park City), Pine Hollow (American Fork Canyon), and Aspen Grove (actually the Alpine Loop on the Sundance […]

Plan B

I tell my kids that things in life usually don’t turn out like you thought they would. You need to be flexible. Have a Plan B, and C, and maybe D. Just because you cannot or did not do what you planned doesn’t have to mean that it was a bad trip, or that you […]

Out Riding

I’ve been riding pretty regularly this month, sometimes with others, more often solo. I’ve ridden the nice groomed trails up American Fork Canyon (several times), from Pine Hollow all the way up to the summit via the road, Trail 150, the Ridge Trail, Pine Hollow Trail, the Timpanooke Loop, the Aspen Grove side of the […]

Kokopelli’s Trail Gear

Here is a post for the gear heads. I am no expert bikepacker, but I have been out a few times and know what works for me. I have also been backpacking for around 40 years and over those years have been through a lot of gear. In the past 15¬†years or so I have […]

Bikepacking Kokopelli’s Trail: Part 3

Day 3: On to¬†Fisher Valley After two days, we were 79 miles into this ride and had climbed about 8,000 feet over some pretty technical and rough terrain, and we were feeling it. In fact, we all admitted that this was tougher than we anticipated. There was nothing too technical or too difficult about any […]