Archives by: Nicola Church

Trails Update: May 17, 2019

Yummy Numby 2.0 The trail known as Yummy Numby was first created to access the technical rock slab section of Comfortably Numb (Foreplay). Eventually, “outside the box” thinkers tried turning right at the junction with Foreplay… this became even more popular. I’ve always felt that Yummy Numby was incomplete: The road section followed by the relentless steep and loose doubletrack grunt didn’t mesh with the rest of the experience (forest singletrack). After many walks, rolls of flagging tape and map study, Whistler-Blackcomb approved ... Read more

Trails Update: May 8, 2019

The night before Tuesday 'Twas the night before Tuesday, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The flagging was laid in the forest with care, In hopes that keen diggers would soon be there… I lose sleep over this. Seriously. For the first few trail nights, I’m like a child on the night before christmas: Filled with unrelenting anticipation. Will anyone show up? Did I flag enough work if hundreds show? Who’ll build up that rockwall? Will there be ... Read more