July 28, Squamish BC, Day 1, Garabaldi to Alice Lakes area.

Francine on Coho Park Trail

Left the house at 6:20am for the drive to Squamish, BC, to go mountain biking.  With the hot temperatures predicted in the high 80's, we wanted to get into town early enough to start riding before it got too hot.  Parked at the Garibaldi Suites where we would stay for 2 nights.  Rode thru the neighborhood to the Coho Park trail.  Went right on Trestle trail to Cherub to Lumberjacks.  Headed up Jacks then started the real climb on 50 Shades of Green and climbed even more on 50 Shades More.  Once at the top, we went right on the old road to the new trail Rupert.  This was rated as black diamond, and was appropriately rated.  Kevin really like the tech and steep rock roll-overs.  Francine did quite a bit of walking.

Francine approaching a bridge on Rupert Trail

At the bottom of Rupert trail, we ran into 3 guys from Mexico City.  Today was their last day of a 7 day trip.  They were headed our direction to the new Man-boobs trail, so we all rode north on Mashiter trail to Cliff's Corners to Rob's Corners.  Here we headed north to Ed's Bypass to descend on Made in the Shade and climbed back up on Soft Rock (used to be Rock n' Roll), and headed back to the end of Rob's Corners, where Man Boobs starts.  Francine really enjoyed Man Boobs (blue square rating), as this was easier than Rupert.  The guys from Mexico City gave Kevin a reason to turn up the speed and hit a couple of the jumps on Man-boobs.

Next, we headed out the smooth, old road called Bob McIntosh Memorial south to Edith Lake.  Here we went right onto Mikes loop looking for Credit Line, another black diamond trail.  Kevin really like this, and Francine did a bit of walking.  Once down on Jack's trail we retraced our steps and went right on Covenant trail to Coho Park trail and back to the unit.  Sweet day.  The trails here are really technical, but the conditions were primo due to the rain last week.  16 miles.  Total elev. 2,705ft.

Kevin on Covenant trail

Kevin on wood on Covenant trail

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