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We've not had much luck with decent internet connections on this holiday so I'm behind on posting pics

Heres some pics we took when we rode the Lake Minnewanka trail

It was raining when we started the ride, but luckily for us it stopped raining as we started riding up the first hill

The trail was great nice rolling singletrack with just one big hill near the start

Map at start of trail


Pictures taken as we rode out along the trail, there was one large hill at the start of the ride, and then a fun downhill down the trail alongside a scree slope










There was only 1 bridge to cross - you could also ride through the stream



This was the sign at the Alymer Pass trail head - so far we had seen some bear poo but no bears ...



The trail alternated between riding through trees and lush meadows



At a wash we headed down to the lake and eat some food - as we good see all around us, up till now we had not wanted to stop as there was so much vegetation around us with bears lurking in it











As we were riding through a part of the trail in dense wood with lots of blid switch backs I came round a corner and about 30 feet away I saw 2 Grizzley Bears :eekster:
Unfortunately we were too busy trying to look big and making lots of sound to take good pictures, the bears did head off into the trees eventaully but did keep on stopping and looking back at us, Clare wanted to go back at this point but I persuaded her to carry on as the trail was so good...



We got to the wardens station without any other bear encounters, at this point Clare told me this was as far as she was prepared to go - so even though the singletarck carried on we turned back here



View from lake Shore



Pictures taken heading back along the trail









What the bears like to eat (Other than mountain bikers)






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This Grizzley poo was not on the trail as we rode out....







The one big hill heading back on the trail









Heding down the last hill backtowards the trail head








We had a great ride today - although I my throat was quite hoarse after all the shouting at every corner to ward off the bears

Off to ride the trails around New Denver now - still got lots of pics from Golden & revelstoke to post..
 

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A little of this and that........nothing cheap! Try to buy local, which is really hard!
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It is great ride with spectacular scenery.
And you got an encounter with a local (bear) to boot.
Great pixs!
 

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sweet pics again, glad you liked the trail. the best singlespeed trail around!

after the ranger cabin the trail gets much, much rougher probably for the best you turned back...

have fun on the rest of the ride!
 

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zinger-uk said:
At a wash we headed down to the lake and eat some food - as we good see all around us, up till now we had not wanted to stop as there was so much vegetation around us with bears lurking in it
BTW, bears have a sense of smell 100x better than a dog, so the only thing being out in the open while eating will get you is a better view of the bears trapping you against the water's edge. :yikes: ;)
 
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