Gravity Is Yer Friend
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
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Just got back from Utah, we were there because my wife had some business at Thiokol, unfortunately I did not get any mountain biking in but we did a fair share of hiking. I was too rent a bike but the only shop that had rentals did not have any left. Man that sucked, I was looking forward to trying a Scalpel. I will also add that most of the shops were not all that friendly. I guess when they see a 295lb man walk in with a baby they think he does not ride. “The Bike Shop” was a nice store though and they were friendly and helpful.
The trails around Ogden are sweet. Everything was greener then green, clean air and fresh powder on the mountains (being from So. Cal. we were not used to seeing snow fall in June.). Air temp was around 65f the entire week and did get down to about 45 towards the end but it did not feel that cool.
My favorite trail was one that wound its way up Waterfall Canyon. It gets a bit technical and some deep (deep for riding) river crossings but a beautiful place. There was big game all over the place so the little one was able to see a lot of animals although she was more interested in the waterfalls.
We also hiked around Snowbasin ski resort. I wish I was going to be there around the 25 because they will be opening up for the first time to mtb’s and the trails are virgin to mtb’s. There are a lot of little 2’ and 3’ drops all over the place and if you venture a little out of bounds there are some really nice 8’ to 10’ drops with natural trannies. I also found a trail that you could drop down the back side of Mt. Ogden to get back to the city but it looked sketchy and I did not want to try it with the little one.
Unfortunately I did not take a lot of pics accept of the Princess but here is one of Snowbasin resort and of the test we went and watched at Thiokol of one of their solid rocket motors.