January 26, 2012
I rode this trail last September. It took us 5.5 hours due to the wet, cold conditions and the stops we made to eat and enjoy the scenery. We started at the North Waldo C.G. and traveled south (clockwise from above). This section was a lark and a blast. Lots of little jumps and boulders; lots of short, fast descents. Once we rounded the bend at the southern tip of the lake, the real workout began. Up and down over steep, rocky terrain for miles. The last section traverses an old forest fire and is more of a rollercoast than any other section. Next time, I'm riding when it's warmer (bedamned the mosquitos) and going through the burn first and counterclockwise around the lake. That leaves the easiest section for last.
Fall Creek near Lowell (not recommended for bikes according to F.S. sign, but a real blast to ride).