Widespread drought and wildfires were ravaging British Columbia all around us. Our helicopter departed the landing strip in Revelstoke and we entered the smokey abyss that encompassed the valley. As we gained elevation, we suddenly found ourselves above the smoke. A landscape of jagged peaks appeared before us.
The helicopter set down on a knife edge ridge, where our friends were waiting for us. We unloaded our bikes, tagged in with our timing chips, and raced back down a narrow, powdery trail towards the smoke. This was full dust warfare at the Revelstoke 3-Day Heli Enduro. After the race, we headed to Nelson with our friend Nate “Forrealz” Hills and engaged in another skirmish.