Day 2 did not have the luxury of the float plane.  So we climbed….and climbed…and climbed.  About 4 hours total of climbing.  But what goes up, must come down and the down was pretty epic.

I mentioned in the previous post that we were shouting for bears.  Not trying to lure them in, but hopefully scare them away.  This area of BC is known for BIG grizzly bears.  None of the pack trains we came across had seen any, and while I was hoping to snap a pic of one, not running into one is always a bonus.  But we did follow these prints for well over a mile.

Yep.  That’s a grizzly bear print next to Lesley’s hand….and her hands aren’t small.

Yelling “BEAR…GO AWAY BEAR” while climbing really gives you a workout.  Luckily there were some pretty incredible views on this climb.

Less than half way into our day of climbing we came up on this cabin.  It looks a bit scary, but in a big mountain downpour or sudden snow storm, this baby would be awesome.

 

This sweet panorama is the top of the first climb of 2 for the day.

Then we hit a sweet descent that lasted about 20 minutes or so.

If you look carefully in the pic you should be able to see the single track and some the gang of four on it.

More descending.

This is the looking down at the second climb of the day.

We did a bit of hike-a-biking to top out on our last climb of the day.

Then it was all downhill….which was really great until we hit some blow down that seemed to be in a mosquito nest.  That sucked.  Literally.

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