A Chilcotin Hogyssey with Kenny Smith

“It was day four. We arrived at a massive alpine valley lined with creeks and marshes, certain to be filled with mosquitos and shoe-soaking water crossings. Margus led the way, monster trucking through the creeks. We hoped that after the crossing, a ridge would connect us to the top of another mountain; from there, we would continue and descend to Taseko Lake. We ascended the new terrain under ominous skies. Storms circled above, pounding the neighboring mountains with wind and rain. It was a sneak peek of what was in store. Our spirits were high because our destination that evening was the halfway point of the journey. We reached the top, and as the rain started, our reality set in. The ridge we were looking for did not exist. We had climbed the wrong mountain.”

Riders: Kenny Smith, Fraser Newton, Chester Bush, Margus Riga

Credit: Matt Butterworth // Margus Riga // Devinci
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