June 5, 2016
Rode here for the second time a couple of weekends ago. Both times we started from Selbe Camp on the southern border of the area. This time there was no snow, and we went up the east side valley that runs north up the mountain. The first time we rode up the west side valley.
The east side is a nice gradual climb mostly on old two tracks. There was one steeper section for a mile or so, but it was very rideable still -- just a good workout. All in all, it was a great climb, which was then followed by one awesome downhill. The gradient is perfect for just rippin' down the mountain, and there is all kinds of roots, dips, scoops, and curves to play on all the way down. Nothing is very technical, but it's not smooth either. You just have to let your suspension take over and stay loose on the bike to absorb all that's happening underneath you. It's a fairly easy intermediate trail, which in practice means LET IT RIP. The trail is quite organic for Mongolia, and the forest is beautiful. All in all, a great place to ride.