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December 30, 2010

Italy: Cortina, Route 14 “Mietres Freeride” and Route 6

Filed under: 2010, Europe 2010, Italy, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:28 am

Becky hits the trails outside of Cortina d'Ampezzp


Somewhere amongst all the biking gear jammed in the back of our Kangoo was a set of knobby mountain bike tires.  When we planned the trip, we (more…)

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November 29, 2010

Les Deux Alpes, the Hike

Filed under: 2010, Europe 2010, France, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:59 pm

A mountain bike trail winds down the slopes to Les Deux Alpes

The constant rains had left the mountain biking trails at Les Deux Alpes gummy.  Or so we thought.  It was our last day in Les Deux and, after (more…)

November 27, 2010

France: Canal du Midi and Carcassonne

Filed under: 2010, Europe 2010, France, MTB Travel, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 10:41 pm

Canal du Midi

Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi have been on our travel wish list for some time. Somehow our prior trips to the region never seemed to take us (more…)

November 19, 2010

National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Filed under: 2010, National Parks, The List, Travel, United States — anotherheader @ 6:36 pm

A monarch Giant Sequoia

Sequoia and Kings Canyon were the next stops on our grand tour of United States’ National Parks.  In Central California’s Sierra Nevada (more…)

November 16, 2010

National Parks: Zion, Kolob Canyon

Filed under: 2010, National Parks, The List, Travel, United States, Virgin Utah 2010 — anotherheader @ 5:39 pm

Red rocks in Zion National Park's Kolob Canyon (panorama)

Earlier this year, in between and amongst the rain showers, we visited Zion National Park in Southern Utah.  Our spring visit covered the main, (more…)

October 22, 2010

National Parks: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

Filed under: 2010, National Parks, The List, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 10:45 pm

Wild Goose Island sits in the middle of Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

Recently we’ve begun a quest to visit all of the 58 National Parks in the United States.  It seemed like a good scheme when the plan oozed up to (more…)

October 13, 2010

Brian Head: Blowhard

Filed under: 2010, MTB Travel, Southern Utah, The List — anotherheader @ 6:21 am

A blowing face in the a stump near the top of Blowhard Trail

Brian Head offers numerous shuttle-assisted mountain descents.  Many of these routes we have ridden but there’s one prime trail we’ve missed.  (more…)

October 10, 2010

Brian Head: Navajo Lake

Filed under: 2010, MTB Travel, Southern Utah — anotherheader @ 10:30 pm

Navajo Lake is twenty miles from Brian Head.  On Ross’s departure day, the easily accessible Navajo Lake Loop was our choice.  The 10-mile loop around the lake with minimal climbing makes for good short ride.

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Brian Head: Dark Hollow and Bunker Creek

Filed under: 2010, MTB Travel, Southern Utah — anotherheader @ 9:58 pm

Becky on the ridge high above Panguitch Lake

Brian Head Utah is situated at 9,600 feet in the southern Wasatch Range. Aside from lift assisted biking at the ski resort, the area offers numerous (more…)

September 25, 2010

Southern Utah: Thunder Mountain

Filed under: 2010, MTB Travel, Southern Utah — anotherheader @ 4:23 pm

Becky moves past a photogenic rock formation on Thunder Mountains Trail

A folder labeled “BC 2010” on my MacBook collects pictures and other documental paraphernalia from our endless summer mountain biking (more…)

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