See my post below, there is a good link there. I booked a "rustic" place with a bedroom, fold out couch, and kitchen for $65 a night at the Snow Valley motel.
That is bad news, those were fun trails when we rode them at a MTBR gathering many years ago. Hey Calgary Dave, are you still out there?Hockeygod said:The classic trail in Doug Eastcott's book, "Roots" and "Roots Extension" have allegedly seen a large portion clearcut, so we didn't attempt them. http://rmbooks.com/books/easbac.htm
Skygod,skygod74 said:I, too, came back from Fernie yesterday after 2 days of riding. I just fell in love with the place and took over 400 pictures/videos of the trails that my girlfriend and I rode. We're both from Montana so it's just a short hop over there. Nice town, fun people, and an awesome mountain bike culture there. We'll definitely be back!
Oh, I forgot to mention: We ran into a grizzly bear during the downhill ride on Dem Bones. He was playing in the huckleberry bushes amd took off when he heard us barreling down the trail. Whew. What a close call! Ya'll be careful out there :thumbsup:
I always make it a point to report bears to rangers if I see them. I'm from northern Montana, about 60 miles east of Glacier National Park. Perhaps the best place in my opinion to go riding in Montana is Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley. However, expect to do some uphill climbing to get those awesome views. There has been talk about Snowbowl running ski lifts for bikers in the summer months in Missoula but I haven't gone up the lifts. I'm more of an uphill, lung-busting climbing kinda guy and so is my riding partner. At 5'1" and 105 lbs, she can put some of the guys to shame. hahaha.Hockeygod said:Skygod,
We are planning a return trip with our group this summer too... once I know when, I will let you know. We totally fell in love with the town and the trails too! You should post some pictures on this link!
Where are you from in Montana? Any good riding that you would recommend near your neck of the woods?
As we were riding down Dem Bones, we ran into a couple of guys heading up and over to Hedonism. They asked if we had seen a bear. We hadn't, but they said the Ranger said one had been spotted in that area earlier that day. We carried on making lots of noise and luckily had no problems!
It is good to hear the bear was spooked by humans!