Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Bike & Hike to Ribbon Falls

Our second "bike & hike" trip this year led us up to Ribbon Falls. This is a long 22 km trek, but 8 km of that can be biked on a fire road, so we grunted our way up on the bikes and really enjoyed the coast on the way down. Nicely, they provide a bike rack at the end of the fire road.

The hike follows Ribbon creek, which initially is fairly wide...

...past some ruins of old logging cabins...

...until the creek heads into a slot canyon full of rapids & waterfalls.

The prize at the end is Ribbon Falls itself, which is pretty -- and popular.

Along the way we saw some VERY fresh bear poop, and two trees being destroyed by carpenter ants.

All in all, a popular hike that is worth doing, but is indeed best done as a bike/hike.

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