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Adventure Log

Derek Wilson — Colorado to Montana

A solo bikepacking journey in the summer of 2015 by Derek Wilson.

02.Nov.2015

Shot By

Derek Wilson, @der_wil

Locations:

Colorado
Wyoming
Idaho
Montana
Vermont

After a few months building trail and terrain parks with Elevated Trail Design in Central Colorado, Derek Wilson set out on a solo Bike tour of the West, hitting a lot of remote spots and some of the most famous roads of the west. Here are a handful of the amazing pictures he took.


Colorado

Pete at Boulder Creek.
Boulder Creek.

 

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Nederland
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Peak to Peak Highway

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Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain N.P.
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Near Kremmling

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Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area

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Rocky Mountain N.P.

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Continental Divide Trail, Between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs

Wyoming

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Pinedale
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Teton Range from Shadow Mountain

Idaho

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Driggs

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 Jeremy of Anicca Bags working in his studio.
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          Tetonia

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          Victor

Montana

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Missoula
Lake McDonald, Glacier N.P.
Lake McDonald, Glacier N.P.
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Mount Oberlin, Going to the Sun Road, Glacier N.P.

I was in Missoula when I found out about the wildfire that was spreading throughout the eastern side of the park. My plan was to ride through the park on the Going to the Sun Road and it wasn’t looking like a possibility at that time. The day before I made it to the west entrance I was ecstatic to hear Logan Pass had opened up.

Mountains mirrored in lake.
Two Medicine Lake, Glacier N.P.

Vermont

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Richard Wilson, Waitsfield, VT.

Richie worked for Kodak for 33 years. When I was 12 he let me borrow his Nikon FE2 on a trip we took to Arizona. It was on that trip that he taught me the fundamentals of shooting film, all the functions of the camera, and where my love for photography began. He ended up giving me the camera and I used it for every adventure that followed until this one. To keep things light and simple I decided to bring my Yashica point and shoot.