July 24, 2011
Rode up Cinch (about 1800ft of climbing). Rode the upper part of Corkskew down to Allie's Way. Rode up Allie's Way up and back down again (about 400ft of climbing). Then jumped back onto the lower Corkscrew.
Cinch is a dirt road, with some truck traffic - a snoozer of a climb. I tried climbing Corkscrew for a little more excitment, but the effort level was so high that I figured I was wasting energy I'd rather spend elsewhere.
Corkscrew is a windy black singletrack thru the woods. It mostly dirt with a fair number of roots. The roots were wet, which proved to be somewhat challenging for someone who rarely rides wet roots on side slopes :). There were a number of steep/tight switchbacks, but not many big/sustained technical challenges. Overall, I enjoyed the ride.
Allie's Way is a singletrack traverse on dirt across the mountain - in and out of the woods between ski runs. The views were nice, and the ride back down was fun, if not very challenging.* Review edited 7/23/2011