Posted by: MrBaker87
Posted by: shoreboy
If I were looking for slabs around Alice Lake, id point you towards Hueso or Gouranga and trails off that area. You can do some repeat loops of those with rides up Tracks From Hell or Fifty Shades of Green (and Fifty Shades more) depending on which one you decide to ride down. Trails like Rupert and LOA have some smaller slab and less technical action if that is your preference.
Looking for tech and slabs. Gotta get the most out of Canada while I can. Back in Washington, rock riding is more scarce.
Maximum slabbage per pedaling at Alice Lake:
Park at the school at Perth/Boulevard (SORCA asking people to do this and pedal a few blocks up Perth Dr. to reduce neighbourhood parking).
Pedal up Mashiter and take first left access road (start is steep, probably have to push).
Start with Dirks.
Turn left at bottom and go back to Mashiter and back up the access road.
In n Out Burger next, then Hueso then Gouranga.
That would get you the 4 main slab trails in a reasonable amount of time without having to pedal all the way to Track from Hell. If you want to mix it up with more tech, go to Tracks from Hell/50 Shades Part 2 for the first lap and take Entrails to Boney Elbows... Room with a View is good but much more mellow than the others, blue square really. Value Added is another option with burley double black slabs and there are some shorter ones on Treasure Trail, but those require more pedaling to access/return from.