The phenomenal autumn weather continues to persist in the Rockies, and the dwindling daylight hours lead me to another bike and hike (scramble) this Sunday. This is the ideal time to do bike approaches, as the foot traffic has subsided for the season, and you can let it rip on the downhill without worry of running down a hiker or spooking a horse. The temperature read -4ºC when I left the Redearth Creek trailhead, and I was glad to have a pair of winter gloves for the bike ride in towards Shadow Lake Lodge. I enjoyed a snack outside of the lodge (closed for the season, bring your own snacks) before continuing up the trail to Gibbon Pass. Basking in the sun at the pass, I decided I had the energy to scramble up a small peak to the east, and was rewarded with a much improved view of Mount Ball, Shadow Lake, and the Bow Valley corridor. Around 35 km round trip, the 30 minute, 10 km descent was a riot on the bike, often breaking speeds of 40km/h!