This trip to Durango was one of our best of all time. Early into backcountry mountain biking this area offered up a sweet section of the Colorado Trail. Most of the 20 mile section of the Colorado Trail we rode was at or above tree line. Eager to test my abilities against a plush section of high alpine I picked to ride the section of the Colorado Trail from the top of Molas Pass to Celebration Lake. I plan on a multi day trip connecting about 70 miles of singletrack from Molas all the way back to Durango.
Our campsite was cool we got in late the night before and randomly fell upon a spot in the middle of a cow pasture. I remember waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of a cow ripping up grass just outsitde the tent. I could hear it breating and chewing the grass and ocassionally it would trip on the tent guy lines shaking the tent.
Engineer Mountain. I want to thank my dad for lending me his camera to capture the spectacular trip.
The start of the Ride. Mike is on his brand new Session 7 after the Raliegh got stolen this summer of 2006.
Twisty Colorado Trail. It was a bit dry.
My favorite Jersey
Go figure Mike with a flat.
Here is a pic of me right after I had Lasic Surgery. Man it was cool to wear sunglasses again. I will say my night vision was off as I hit a Mountain Lion driving on HY160 at dusk.
Ah the ole Stupmy. This may be the ride that made me realize 100mm of travel aint enough
Mike bombing a cool alpine section of the Colorado Trail I was chillin at the top of the pass when i took this photo. I need to look at my map and see what the name of this pass was. I know it was well of 12k feet.
Dank ass woods. Check hot the girth on that pine!
Mike checking the map one last time to finish the ride and get us back to camp. Is he wearing a snowboard coat? I remember my bike falling over after leaning it aginst the post.
I love the San Juans unlike any other range in Colorado. This was the tail end of the ride and it was about 90% downhill from here back to camp.
And were done. Mike busted out the celabatory beers! Notice Mikes zipper is down from touching himself…….