Chills sped down my spine and muscles tensed with an unconscious primordial instinct as my gaze turned upwards to discover—just a dozen or so metres away—a large male cougar clinging to a cedar tree directly beside the trail.
Since 2004, the Whistler Valley's legendary singletrack, rock gardens, punishing ascents and exhilarating descents have been home to Crankworx Whistler—where the globe's top MTB athletes come to showcase their skills.
The fastest recorded completion of the North Cascades High Traverse took 28 days. But motivated by the challenge of the ultra-sketchy mixed-alpine terrain, Kaytlyn Gerbin and Jenny Abegg set out to complete it in six.
In this issue we carve thick slices of Ontario backcountry, revist the powder highway with kids, wake up and smell the psilocybin, explore some true Eastern alpine, paint the many moods of Georgian Bay and much more.
Behind Penticton's relaxed vibe, groups of passionate locals were quietly crafting large networks of trails for mountain biking and one of the most robust beer scenes with the highest brewery per capita ratio in Canada.