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Alaska to ArgentinaMexicoPhotostoryTravel
May 9, 2017

San Cristobal de las Casas

A Highland Sanctuary. The town of San Cristobal de las Casas sits high in a mountain basin in Mexico’s southern-most state of Chiapas. After the simmering heat of 38 degree days in the lowlands the air here has a welcome freshness to it. It’s an atmospheric place: pine covered ridges…
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December 15, 2016

Great Divide CO: Salida to Platoro

Colorado's theme of long – but generally moderately graded – climbs continued as we passed through the centre of the state towards its border with New Mexico. Our route along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains remained arid; piñon pine and juniper covered the lower ranges, while higher elevations…
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November 28, 2016

Great Divide WY: Pinedale – Ladder Ranch

A much anticipated section of the Great Divide awaited us as we left Pinedale to head south towards the Colorado Border: the Great Divide Basin. This seemingly endless expanse of dry, windswept sagebrush and dusty grasslands is the most notable geographical feature of Wyoming's Red Desert. It's truly a basin too;…
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Alaska to ArgentinaBike PackingCycle TouringGDMBRMontanaTravelUSA
November 17, 2016

Great Divide MT: Elkhorn – Macks Inn

Beyond the mountain hot springs of Elkhorn we left the intimate environment of Montana’s forests behind as the landscape of the Continental Divide took on a different character. The valleys and ranges broadened to create wide alpine valleys, basins and long rolling ridges. It’s a landscape characterised by tan grasslands,…
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November 11, 2016

Great Divide MT: Helena – Elkhorn

Lying mostly east of the Continental Divide, this section of the Great Divide mountain bike route was our first introduction to the big sage brush basins and more arid, open forest of the divide highlands; a different world to the more verdant and varied forest of the west. From here…
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Alaska to ArgentinaCanadaCycle TouringTravel
October 5, 2016

Jasper to Banff: The Icefields Parkway

Departing Jasper (see previous post) our upcoming ride of the famous Icefields Parkway was much anticipated. We'd driven this route back in 2009, very much as tourists and without doing much in the way of dedicated photography. Traversing Jasper and Banff National Parks and crossing two passes of over 2000m…
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Alaska to ArgentinaCanadaCycle TouringTravel
October 5, 2016

East along the Yellowhead Highway

This post is long overdue, but to update followers fully, we’re currently biking the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route through the USA, a brilliant and challenging route that connects wilderness dirt roads and trails along the length of the Continental Divide from Banff to the Mexican border in New Mexico.…
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