I finally got a chance to take a mountain bike to the Big South Fork. We had planned on base camping at Bandy Creek Campground and riding the trails from there. We found out the day before that all the campsites and been booked so we had to scramble to set the bikes up for camping on the trail. This decision resulted in a kick butt trip, meaning ours got kicked Riding mtb trails with gear was a challenge. Loss of momentum and high center of gravity makes those trails just a bit harder on the legs.
The video below shows some of the trip until we got on some of the real mtb trails and forgot about video as we tried to make miles. At the end of the video is a quick view of the Sawyer Squeeze filter and a Vargo Titanium Hex stove modified to actually work.
Lesson learned, leave the bike packing to the fire roads and hard pack trails. I will ride this again just not with camping gear
I can now say I have hiked, biked, and traveled the river in the Big South Fork.