Saturday, August 23, 2014

Keystone Standard Basin

Being fairly new to mountain biking this was the first time we'd been on an "alpine" bike trail like this. The Keystone Standard trailhead is about 50km north of Revelstoke and 15km up the Keystone FSR. It starts with a few kilometres of steep climbing and then boom you're above treeline for another 10km of single track riding to the Standard Cabin before retracing your route back again. It's a beautiful setting.

We got caught in a sudden downpour of hail and very cold rain and had to take shelter under a rare tree.

After half an hour the rain stopped and we continued for a few more wet kilometres to the cabin.

The sun came out again for the return journey. Brenda was looking a little pooped near the end.

I could get used to this.