April 8, 2015
Of the Vernal trails, this was a unique and stunning trail. Instead of the feeling of riding on the desert floor, I often felt down in the desert. When you ride it you will understand.
Be prepared, a lot of quick power shoot climbs, 10-15 second bursts, along with one gut-wrenching climb up the slick rock. Also, when you cruz down the spine, be aware of the softer bottom area, so you don't skid out like the numerous others. You will see the warning sign, so don't ignore it! The bottom caught me by surprise.
I was breathing hard in some spots due to my early season lack of fitness, and the slick rock climb. Can't wait to get another crack it this one again since I know the trail. Also, need to pay attention to stay on trail.
I rode this CCW starting at the West end (at the Jazz TH pull-out), pretty sure this was the requested direction.