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Issue 7.3 // Freehub Magazine's Sea to Sky Photo Book
To say the Sea to Sky Corridor is well-known within the mountain biking world would be a vast understatement, as it is more often regarded as the epicenter of that world than anywhere else.
The four communities—North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton—litter a single, 100-mile stretch of highway in southern British Columbia and have a reputation that has created an inescapable vortex in a short period of time. And the undeniable draw? Simply the vastness and variety of trails. From the legendary tech on the North Shore to Squamish’s granite slabs to the Whistler Bike Park to rugged steeps in Pemberton, each area is renowned for a reason.
So with the Sea to Sky Photo Book, our goal is to offer a taste of each in a visual guide that pairs with TrailForks to let you know what to expect, get you to the trailhead and provide a unique insight on the area. Four local photographers, Sterling Lorence, Reuben Krabbe, Robin O’neill and Blake Jorgenson covered their four respective regions, working with locals and pros alike. This issue is an effort to capture the community and drive of those who have both helped create and continue to purvey the stoke that is effervescent in mountain biking’s Mecca, the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Sterling Lorence | The North Shore, British Columbia
The mountains that surround Pemberton are two parts inspiring and one part intimidating, a mix that is also quite often found in the area’s trails. The small town is the northern end of the Sea to Sky Corridor and hold quite a few gems that are less often sought after, all with an epic backdrop of Mt. Currie. Blake Jorgenson is a veteran in the mountain bike photography world, so it says something that he chooses to call Pemberton home. Along with Ollie Jones, Andrew Baker and Hailey Elise, Blake puts Pemberton’s rowdy trails on display.
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