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  1. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Hi,

    Plan on driving down to Galbraith from Vancouver to do some intermediate level XC with the GF. I've checked out a couple websites but can't find a map online. I intend to stop by a local shop and pick one up when we get there, but I was hoping to get some suggestions from people who ride there. Not sure whether I should be approaching from the North or the South to get to the best terrain.

    So, which trails are the ones you suggest to your newb friends?
     
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  2. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Bob's trail. Shaun's trail too. The Snake....

    You'll need to rock down to Electric Avenue to find it.
     
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    bent^biker Turbo Monkey

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    there is a basic map on www.ridegalbraith.com i think but you will want to either get a full one or have a really good look at the one posted on site. most everything is good out there but the xc riders usually come in from the watcom falls side. the galbraith lane entrance is quick access to all the freeride stuff.
     
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    joelsman Turbo Monkey

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    the north entrance (whatcom falls park side) is better for longer rides and you can easily hit the freeride stuff too. i pretty much always use the north side entrance.
     
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    Check with the shop in downtown Bham (cant remember the name), it's off railroad by Boundary Bay Brewery and La Fiama Pizza. They have maps and great suggestions as far as where to ride up there. And no, I don't work for them.
     
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    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    its kulshan, i would say ride up towards the cabin and candy trails
     
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  7. Da Peach

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    Thanks all. Now if someone could give us a good weather guarantee, that would be swell, mmmkay?
     
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    There are 3 kiosks on the mountain that have maps in them, poster sized so not something you can take with you (or at least shouldn't). One of the kiosks is at the top of the ridge trail, which you would take up from the North side. There are many XC trails accessible from that kiosk area.
     
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  9. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    So we went to Galbraith a few weeks ago and had a blast. We rode:

    Miranda
    Lower Ridge
    Upper Ridge
    Cedar Dust
    Down road 1200RD (dumb move)
    SST
    Back up RD 1030 to the Kiosk
    Upper Bob's
    Lower Bob's
    Karma

    It was awesome.

    What other's are "not miss" that are similar to the above?
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Shaun's trail on the other side.
     
  11. Da Peach

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    Just checked the map. Is it really called "Not Shaun's"?
     
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    the snake for a newb?... :huh:
     
  13. Da Peach

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    Is the Snake that much worse than Bob's Trail?
     
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    the snake is pretty steep.....

    Shawns trail is also known as cheech and chongs trails... Also I suggest 911.. it's got some jumps but there pretty darn small
     
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    North side hit SST and hike back up to ride Bobs. South side get up to EVO, cut into mullet, down to either Cheech and Chongs or 911. I would probably do 911 and the do the short hike back up to hit cheech and chongs, not shauns and whatever the trail below that is :)

    Let me know what day you will be up there.. i'll probably ride sometime on saturday and day trip whistler sunday