The wind was howling today so I went on an adventure with the Klein Pulse II mtb. Decided to take an old Jeep trail on the east side of the canyon I ride a lot. It included a lot of obstacles, some hike a bike, a creek crossing, a hill climb on foot some mud and a heck of a lot of fun. Probably around 17.5 to 18 miles in total but took 2.5 hrs thanks to the climbing, hiking and all around time spent enjoying the quiet scenery. My neighbor told me later that there is a suspected wolf pack where I was riding. The Walther may need to go with me next time. Either that or the .41 mag - it might be too heavy, though.
The first creek crossing - on a bridge, at least:
Looking south down the creek (small river this time of year)
After some climbing and heavy sweating I came into a series of three sweet meadows. A couple of years ago I spooked a 6 point bull elk in here.
The little creek to cross during the hike a bike - didn't get wet:
The hill to hike up after the creek crossing:
Then to the little rock outcropping that was so peaceful:
10 seconds of contemplation - thanks to the camera timer
The rest of the old Jeep trail had a nice wide game trail for easy riding but a lot of fallen down trees that required dismounting. Still worth it, though.