Chilcotin Death March – Part 2
We finished Part 1 of this story as Pat had dragged his crew through two days of slogging big mountain passes in the deepest depths of the Chilcotins. Many beautiful spots shredded, many vistas taken in – but the best was yet to come…
Just as the sun was dropping we arrived at camp after putting in another 11 hour day. After a dip in the ice cold nearby creek we fuelled up with another chilli meal and Drey whipped up some home made chocolate pudding. Another day in paradise! The next morning we were positioned to get right back into the high alpine and start our trio of day three’s epic ridge traverse…
Up until this point I’d been through all these spots but this route would be a new one to me. I wasn’t quite sure how we were going to connect one on these lines but we were going to find out shortly. The area had some incredible ancient volcanic rock.
Sometimes when you throw yourself into a new zone everything all comes together and this turned out to be one of those days.
Day five we awoke to another bluebird day and we were on our way home.
As a mountain biker and a mountain traveler there are very few places on the planet where a traverse like this is possible. The South Chilcotins are a virtual Mountain Bike playground where unlimited possibilities exist. I find it tough to imagine not having this place to come to over and over again. Another big one in the books…. Pat
Do you desire to be dragged through the wilderness by the likes of Mr. Mulrooney? Or will you leave that to those who may not know what they’re getting into?