March 3, 2017
Rode the trail today with four friends. Still quite a bit of snowpack and loads of FUN. Wow, what a great out and back trail. Great work out going up with good technical bits. Some hike-a-bike, but a lot of it is rideable. Just pace yourself and takes some breaks. It is a long uphill -- 6 miles or so including the dirt road at the bottom. Then the payoff is huge coming back down. Soooo much fun. Good rocky rooty tech and good speed both. Plus, it's all very rideable in the snow because enough people hike the trail to pack it well. Also very beautiful mountain forests and great views on top.