Peak to Creek is a six-part series chronicling in depth the building of a new trail in Retallack, BC. Scroll to the bottom to start at episode one.
Episode six: We began the story of the Peak to Creek trail 12 weeks ago with Matt, Mike and Bill stomping around the in the heart of the Kootenays with high alpine dreams. Today those dreams are realized, as riders Geoff Gulevich and Jesse Melamed heli to the top of Reco Peak at over 2500m (8350′) and drop in making the 15km (over 9 miles) decent down the freshly forged trail.
Episode five: With the bottom half of the trail nearly complete, the build crew knocks out some woodwork before heading to the high alpine. Once above the tree line they make the transition from stump pulling and bridge building to more straightforward benching…a lot of benching. Watch the dirt fly and the trail sections begin to connect as the crew nears the completion of the Peak to Creek trail.
Episode four: With the corridor cleared and a plan in place, meet the full build crew as they descend upon Retallack lodge. watch as the crew battles stubborn stumps and chases elusive dirt as they put in the first 3km of the Peak to Creek trail.
Episode three: As the snow melts and the scouting concludes, out come the chaps and chainsaws as the crew begins to bring the Peak to Creek trail into reality. Watch as Matt, Brian and Mike clear the corridor to prepare for the full build crew to come up and start throwing dirt.
Episode two: With snow on the ground, the Peak to Creek scouting team takes to the woods—exploring the history and terrain Retallack has to offer. Watch the continued birth of a trail in episode two of our six part Peak to Creek series.
Episode one: From Google Earth and topo maps, to boots on the ground and three meters of snow.