August 13, 2015
There is lots of narrow fun ST. The trail is getting a little grooved in some areas and quite rocky in many areas. That was fun, but it did require a bit more braking than I would prefer on some of the longer DH stretches. There are couple of rather short technical ups that will challenge most riders ... they reminded me of how bad of a technical climber I am. =)
I felt that the long climbs coming back were great. They had lots of rock in many of places, which made them more challenging, but they were long and gradual with some level stretches here and there to catch your breath a little. Rising from 9500' to 10,400', the climbs are good preparation for higher elevation rides in CO.
The last mile or so back to the Kenosha THD is a blast. It is a mix of rocky techy DHs and fast flowy tacky sections that you can really rail on. It is a REALLY nice finish after all the climbing on the way back.
As others have pointed out, the landscape is lovely. On one side of the trail (ridge) are great views of the Mosquito Range in the distance. On the other side of the trail (ridge) there are beautiful views of the Kenosha Mountain which is much closer.