The Old Ghost Road - Day 1January 24, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 9 °C
We made it! 2 days of mountain biking - 85km of singletrack - 2500m of climbing and descending. The Old Ghost Road is a trail crossing the wilderness of New Zealand's west coast. It was a massive undertaking in development, taking 9 years of labour to finally realise a century old plan for a gold miners track linking Lyell to the mouth of the Mokihinui.
For us it was also a big undertaking, setting of before 8am on the first day, packs loaded with food, sleeping gear, tools, spares and everything else we would need! An amazing day of ever changing terrain and stunning views followed, culminating in the descent to Ghost Lake - our stop for the night. Arriving in good time we enjoyed an afternoon basking in sunshine.
That evening a typical west coast front rolled in and we were bombarded with heavy rain and high winds all night and into the morning... tbc