Biking1:44:54 16.61 km (6:19 / km) +600m5:21 / km ahr:145 max:221
Nice ride from home (so GPS track visible to friends only...).
Out via Auto Rd. to the Industrial Park, then up the double track (Quad Bog) to the left of the Silver Mine Creek. Across a small portion of Ida on the degrading FSR, and down on one of the dirt biking trails I have never been on. Absolutely phenomenal riding that was challenging, but still ridable. Down a few of the switchbacks of the main Silver Slope climb route (not very awesome), and then across on Bullwinkle (also a dirtbiking trail). Started bushwacking one corner to early on Bullwinkle, so had to carry the bike back up to the trail, ride another 230m, and then bushwacked down to the new Trail Alliance MTB trail. (They have built another 200m of it up to the first switchback, so there is now 350m of purpose built MTB trail built above the powerlines.) Down the old cutlines under the powerlines, and then down the down trail of the new Shuswap Memorial Park trail system (a.k.a. The North Face). Back on the roads to home.
Super fun ride, pretty cold up top, and light fading at the end. So glad I got out.