Author: David Bain

  • Dolomites Mini-Trip – 6/12 – 6/19

    Dolomites Mini-Trip – 6/12 – 6/19

    After a restful few days hanging with Taryn’s dad in Zurich it was time to move on. We had spent a bunch of time over the weekend figuring out where to go. Our only other fixed plan of the trip, a run of the Via Valais trail, was starting in 8 days out of the…

  • Europe Bikepacking Part III 5/31 – 6/11

    Europe Bikepacking Part III 5/31 – 6/11

    After five days of wall-to-wall riding it felt wonderful to slow down for a couple of days in Lyon. We slept in our first morning, enjoying the feeling of a real bed and not being camped illegally. I ate an ungodly amount of food at the hostel’s all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and we headed out to…

  • Europe Bikepacking Part II 5/26 – 5/30

    Europe Bikepacking Part II 5/26 – 5/30

    The magical day biking and swimming along the Mediterranean had us seriously questioning our planned route through the Alps and we toyed with the idea of a last minute pivot to a trip along the coast. But the allure of high mountain passes and quiet villages was too strong and we opted to stick with…

  • Europe Bikepacking Part I – 5/16-5/25

    Europe Bikepacking Part I – 5/16-5/25

    Getting back from our van trip, Taryn and I arrived home to the exciting (and terrifying) reality that we were scheduled to leave for Europe in 8 days. We had tickets to Nice, France and I had a return ticket home from Copenhagen mid-July (my sister is living in Copenhagen and it seemed safe to…

  • West Coast Travels 5/3-5/15

    West Coast Travels 5/3-5/15

    This post is going to mainly be a photo dump in an attempt to catch up to more recent adventures. After the Eklutna Traverse, Taryn and I spent a few days in Alaska waiting to see if any further weather windows would materialize. Unfortunately the warm temperatures continued and the spring shed was in full…

  • Eklutna Traverse 4/27-4/29

    Eklutna Traverse 4/27-4/29

    We slept in the morning of the 25th, exhausted from back-to-back big days, and headed to a coffee shop to figure out our next moves. To our frustration the weather in the PNW still looked terrible for the next week. With our dreams of Cascade skiing looking more and more unlikely we wracked our brains…

  • Three Sisters Traverse 4/24

    Three Sisters Traverse 4/24

    Back at the car after a great morning of skiing Taryn and I pondered our next move. All of our objectives lay to the north. While we wanted to end up in the Cascades, an obvious stop along the way was the Three Sisters outside of Bend. I had spent a week skiing at Mt.…

  • Mount Shasta – 4/23

    Mount Shasta – 4/23

    After a fun few weeks enjoying the mountain west, Taryn and I decided to turn our focus towards the west coast. Taryn had several things to wrap up in Salt Lake City so I drove the van out to San Francisco to spend a week hanging with friends. Some yummy dinners, excellent surfing, and a…

  • La Sal Linkup 4/8

    La Sal Linkup 4/8

    No real write up for this one, but a cool little solo linkup of the three tallest peaks in the La Sals that I managed to sneak in on the way home after dropping Taryn off at her course.

  • San Juans – 3/28-4/7

    San Juans – 3/28-4/7

    I’ve fallen far too far behind on adventure write ups so going to keep this one quick. After coming back from Canada Garrett, Taryn and I were supposed to head to Alaska for some spring skiing but we bailed due to weather (probably a mistake based on this report). Instead we decided to head to…