Whitefish or Bust: Bears and Borders...

After a few days of radio silence, our riders reappeared in the digital world and sent us some info to let us know that all is going well with their bikepacking adventure.

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After spending a night near Corbin at a cool hidden campsite, Day 5 started smoothly, but quickly turned into a day long epic. Two mountain passes, a freak hailstorm, and an encounter with a couple of startled bears left everyone fairly drained at the end of a 115km day. A relatively sketchy provincial campground would be their home for the night, where the 4 riders would spend the night listening to yet more rain instead of catching up on their sleep.

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Day 6 was a huge day for elevation gain with the crew climbing the Wigwam pass, and crushing “The Wall” a sub-10km climb with some 1000m of elevation gain. A fast decent afterwards would take them down to the border crossing and onward to Eureka, where after a draining 68km day, the group decided to splurge on a night of relative luxury in a roadside motel…..

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