August 30, Whistler - River Runs Thru It

Rode some familiar trails today.  Took the Valley Trail (paved) to Cut Your Bars, Emerald Forest, Barts Dark Trail, to River Runs Thru It.
Saw our first real wildlife - a Black Bear munching on grass in the neighbor hood at the bottom of
Cut Your Bars.

Looks like River Runs Thru It had some flooding as a good portion of the section before the famous bridge has been rerouted and a new bridge across the river is in a different spot.  But the newly added extension that ends at Rainbow Park is much nicer and ridden in, compared to our last time when it was a freshly cut, new trail.  The entire trail was quite smooth and fast, as we normally ride this trail in June, when it is real muddy and the wood bridges are all wet.  Hung out at Rainbow Park enjoying Alta Lake for a bit, before heading to the village for coffees.  13 miles.

Went back to the unit for lunch and a nap for Kevin.  Then, we headed back to the Zappa trails for another 5 miles.  Rode thru Blackcomb to Lost Lake.  Climbed Molly Hogan to climb Pinocchio's Furniture.  Basically descended on Fountain of Love, The Torture Never Stops, Dinah Moe Humm, and finally Peaches en Regalia.

All the trails in Whistler are in prime shape.  They have done tons of trailwork.

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