Had difficulty getting to the start because of some freeway closures/rerouting, plus driving directly into the sun and missing the turn-off, but I eventually made it in time for an 11am start. Mind you, the day before it would have been a 10am start. I was really looking forward to this ride! I've done it a few times over the past 2 years, and it's always fun and challenging. With camera ready...
Views along the way.
The last bit of snow remaining along GRR from a snow storm not long ago.
At the village. Smokey letting me know the fire danger is low.
I highly recommend the restrooms at the Indian village park for your full service rest stop needs. It was a very pleasant experience.
One of the switchbacks leading up to the ski lifts.
Hardly any remaining snow at 6000 feet, but where there was snow, people turned it into fun.
It hurt, but I was triumphant!
Requisite bike next to snow plow equipment picture.