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Bike - North Gate to Lipsett via Highwood Pass

By Mr GeoK 📷 4 June 202146.6 km Cycling

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Left Canmore 0615 but needed gas so stopped at Husky (ancient⛽️). Spotted a Black Bear in K Country!

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0.6 km

Parking area had only 8 🚗s. Departed at 0745. 10c, light breeze & cloudy.

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2.8 km

And we’re off! Dee going downhill & I’m slogging uphill 😵‍💫.

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5.3 km

Operator error with camera settings … DXO needed to salvage shot of Gray Jay.

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6.8 km

Almost run off the the road by a peloton who didn’t want to share …

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8 km

Basically you climb the entire 18 km to Highwood Pass (450m).

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9.3 km

… but the views are breathtaking!

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10.2 km

Spring runoff was impressive.

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11.3 km

We didn’t see any sheep & Elbow Lake trail looked clear of snow.

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14.2 km

First glimpse of Highwood Ridge … almost there!

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15.3 km

Pocaterra Ridge was snow covered. Final push to the pass is steep!

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17.5 km

Made it … never in doubt 😯. Time lapse of snack time! And no other riders.

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18.5 km

We decided to continue towards the South Gate. Downhill!

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19.5 km

Zoom zoom.

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21.1 km

More spring runoff.

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22.1 km

Noticed the new Edmonton Elks logo on the sign… gopher was not impressed 🤤.

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22.7 km

Views are awesome!

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23.4 km

Descent 😀 to Lipsett parking!

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24.8 km

Followed immediately by ascent 😮‍💨!

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26.3 km

Me too❤️!

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28.3 km

Grinding back to Highwood Pass.

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29.5 km

2199 m

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30.6 km

Highwood Pass redux. 10 riders were posing next to the sign … we didn’t stop.

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32.1 km

60 km/h

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32.9 km

We literally saw hundreds of cyclists heading back to the North Gate.

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35.5 km

But no sheep, bears, coyotes, raptors …

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38.3 km

The descent from Highwood Pass only takes about 25 minutes!

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41.4 km

Final zoom zoom!

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45.2 km

Almost there…

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46.5 km

Great ride! 🚘s as far as the eye can see.

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Outdoor enthusiast living in the Canadian Rockies with a passion for photography.

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