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Castles and Fortresses in Chilcotin High Country - Part 2 Added!

Sept. 27, 2012, 10:52 p.m.
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Pat Mulrooney seems to spend more days touring the Chilcotins, on dirt and snow, than in the office.

**[But there sure are some nice photos to show for it...


**[Part 2 added here...



Sept. 28, 2012, midnight
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I want to do stuff like this. Maybe not 5 days right off the bat, but work up to it. All days, overnighters, weekenders, long weekenders

Are there old trails up there from horseback era, or do you just kinda bushwack it?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Sept. 28, 2012, 6:37 a.m.
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which companies run the Chilcotin trips…. this is truly epic… good going

Sept. 28, 2012, 9:10 a.m.
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That is riding!

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 28, 2012, 9:55 a.m.
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Tuskaloosa - the company's name is mentioned in the article

Punky. The old trails in that area are from mining, some forestry and horseback. West of Taseko it gets pretty bushy and hard to navigate so it's recommended to work yourself up to it Author of Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides and Locals' Guide to Fraser Valley Rides.

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Sept. 28, 2012, 10:25 a.m.
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I'll stay tuned. This is a great story. Any chance the pics can be enlarged in future posts?

RIde. Eat. Repeat.

Sept. 28, 2012, 11:31 a.m.
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what kinda food do you take? All dehydrated? Store bought?

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Sept. 28, 2012, 12:34 p.m.
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Hi Bryce, for dinners we make our own dehydrated pretty hardy Chili meals. Lunch is pretty much jerkey, nuts and Dried fruit. I've found that 2 nighters is cool to not go the dehydrated route.

Sept. 28, 2012, 2:12 p.m.
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This is actually epic.

Sept. 28, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
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Pat actually is epic. Nice pics and words Pat.

Sept. 28, 2012, 2:52 p.m.
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Cool write up but you guys have big packs! You need to invest in these you wont regret it.

Sept. 28, 2012, 4:22 p.m.
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Great to see Pat's content on NSMB!

Sept. 28, 2012, 4:45 p.m.
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That is my dream trip. Great work!

And the green norco 650B looks very fun.

Sept. 28, 2012, 5:41 p.m.
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Thanks guys…. Thanks for the heads up Nick. I've gone through different methods of frame bags and always come back to keeping the bikes free of any gear. We are 90% off trail and need to be able to ride and throw the bikes around. In part 2 you'll see some of the steeper descents. The frame bags are sweet if you remain on trail. The Arc Teryx Arrakis packs we carry are super manageable with the modern gear available.

And yes Klankilla…. the new Range 650B is a serious weapon.

Sept. 28, 2012, 10:24 p.m.
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I have a seat, frame bag and a pack. The seat bag works wonderfully but yes, you're right, the seat bag can get in the way on steeps. I've had my share of close calls… but for most trails I love mine and it gets rid of a lot of weight off my back. That's a hell of a trip, I'm planing something very similar next year, with maybe some flyfishing mixed in just for fun.

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