Girdwood and Mountain Biking Photography

After an amazing time in Katmai National Park where we saw more bears and had more opportunities to photograph bears than ever before [combined] we were back in Anchorage – but we only stayed one night before driving to Girdwood in our newly acquired rental car. Girdwood is best known for its winter skiing on Mount Alyeska, […]

Mountain Biking in Canyonlands – Colorado River Overlook Trail

Canyonlands National Park is one of the only national parks in the US where there are trails which allow mountain biking. You’re still not allowed to ride on any of the single track walking trails but there are a number of high clearance four-wheel-drive trails which make for a fun mountain bike ride. From the visitors […]

Red Canyon Mountain Biking on Red Earth

Before entering Bryce Canyon National Park I was keen to put my mountain bike to good use again. The Red Canyon Visitors Centre was amazingly helpful; providing both mountain biking and free camping spot suggestions. We left the visitors centre with a mountain bike trail recommendation and a couple of camping options for afterwards; much […]

Gooseberry Mesa Mountain Biking

Having done two walks in Utah’s forty degree plus heat (Celsius)  over the previous two days (Taylor Creek Trail & Northgate Peaks Trail) we felt ready for some serious punishment and after speaking to some local bike shops in Springdale we drove off into the wilderness in search of some top mountain biking.   I […]

Hopfgarten (Austrian Tyrol)

16-17 July 2010 It was a sombre drive to Hopfgarten after Mauthausen, fortunately the Austrian scenery provided a superb distraction; we were heading for a famous skiing and outdoors orientated area. In Hopfgarten we stayed at another Contiki owned enterprise. I tend to get the impression that Contiki make their money from optional excursions and […]