Originally, Graham Agassiz and Matty Miles planned on spending a week (or more) exploring and checking off bucket-list lines that Aggy had been frothing over for years. However, no plan survives contact with the enemy, and the rivers that needed to be forged were flowing so high and fast with spring melt that crossing was impossible. After some discussion, the guys decided that the best plan of action would be to hop back on the road and drive to Sun Peaks Bike Park, which had just opened a week earlier.

As one might expect, making a trip to the bike park your Plan B isn’t the worst way a trip can get derailed. Fresh spring hero dirt on prime trails affirmed the decision to abandon Plan A. An unplanned OTB by photographer Harookz, who was along to document the trip, put a bit of a damper on the fun, especially considering that the fall was (un)dampened by a loaded camera bag and resulted in broken ribs for Harookz. However, the following day of riding was canceled due to weather regardless, and the group spent a chill day fishing, enjoying cooking deer sausages over the fire and laughing at bad camp-fire jokes—not a bad way to end a trip in anyone’s book.

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