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#300962 - 04/08/10 05:04 PM August 2010 Vacation Recs
oldskoolboarder Offline
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My wife and I are looking for recs, travelling out of NorCal.

Requirements:
1) 6 hours or less travel time (one way) from San Francisco Int'l. I checked places like Costa Rica and Belize but it's longer than that.
2) Access to MTB trails and trail running (wife).
3) Not too hot. I considered Moab but it looks way too hot.
4) No camping or rugged accommodations. Wife's not too keen on that.

During the past 2 years, we've done Deer Valley and Whistler. Both fit the bill perfectly. Some current considerations are Boulder, CO, Alaska, maybe Yellowstone/Tetons. My concern with Alaska (Denali) and Yellowstone is that the MTB'ing may be restricted since it's a Nat'l Park. We're doing Hawaii w/ the family in Oct so that's already used up. I'd like South/Central America but can't figure out sub-10 hour travel time. Also, it appears to be the tail end of the rainy season down there.

Thanks for the help.

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#300963 - 04/08/10 05:18 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Ever considered coming north of the border? You could hit Canmore/Kananaskis and have tons of cycling and running at your disposal.
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#300964 - 04/08/10 05:25 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: jakewash]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Yeah, Calgary was suggested. How far is Banf from the airport?

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#300965 - 04/08/10 05:26 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Banff is 1 hr 15 min. Canmore is 1 hr as is Kananaskis(lots of MTB trails here) country.
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#300974 - 04/08/10 05:47 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: jakewash]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
If they have a trail system on Vancouver Island, that would make for a nice trip.
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#300980 - 04/08/10 06:08 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: Adrian]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
We did BC last year so we're looking for something new.

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#300984 - 04/08/10 06:16 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Loc: Tacoma
Not sure about the MTB availability, but Seattle in August totally rocks.
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#301011 - 04/08/10 09:30 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: tomtuttle]
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Plus you get to meet Tom!
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#301069 - 04/09/10 11:53 AM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
My wife and I are looking for recs, travelling out of NorCal.

Requirements:
1) 6 hours or less travel time (one way) from San Francisco Int'l. I checked places like Costa Rica and Belize but it's longer than that.
2) Access to MTB trails and trail running (wife).
3) Not too hot. I considered Moab but it looks way too hot.
4) No camping or rugged accommodations. Wife's not too keen on that.

During the past 2 years, we've done Deer Valley and Whistler. Both fit the bill perfectly. Some current considerations are Boulder, CO, Alaska, maybe Yellowstone/Tetons. My concern with Alaska (Denali) and Yellowstone is that the MTB'ing may be restricted since it's a Nat'l Park. We're doing Hawaii w/ the family in Oct so that's already used up. I'd like South/Central America but can't figure out sub-10 hour travel time. Also, it appears to be the tail end of the rainy season down there.

Thanks for the help.

No consideration for Winnipeg/Manitoba?
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#301156 - 04/09/10 09:39 PM Re: August 2010 Vacation Recs [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Lake Louise area.
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