Lower Sand Creek Lake

Lower Sand Creek Lake is one of the most beautiful places I have ever explored in Colorado. The Photo below is of Tijeras Peak Located in the heart of the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness. I definitely want to go back soon.
Lower Sand Creek Lake 9.21.2008 I woke up right at the break of dawn and saw the peak glowing unlike anything I have ever seen.

Ryan is signing us in at the Music Pass Trail head. There is a short 4WD road to get here

The hike up to the top of Music Pass is pretty easy. I could start to feel the altitude and the weather was perfect!

Here I am at the saddle of Music Pass and the wilderness boundry. The panoramic views here were amazing.

I brought my two small dogs on this trip and they did great. Lucy (aka double back Lucy) did double the miles because she would trot ahead of us then run back, trot ahead run back over and over.

Here is a shot of trail on the switch backs aproaching the lake. The forest gets damp and dark through here.

This is one of the first views you get as you come out of the woods to the lake shore. Spectacular! I ended up picking a fishing spot back along the scree field below the peak which turned out to be a great idea. I was catching the most beautiful trout left and right and was planning on having a delicious trout dinner. Unfortunately the three beautiful trout I had on my line escaped. Oh well maybe next time.

A view of the lake looking at the north shore. My camera certainly did not have a wide enough lens to capture everthing the area had to offer.

So the weather went from sunny and clear to cold and rainy in what seemed like 5 minutes. Despite things getting soggy I loved this camp site. I like the well constructed fire pit and seating.

A picture of Sand Creek on our way out.Overall about 6 miles of hiking and not too much vertical. I would highly recommend this trip. It would be good to stay an extra day or two stay a night at Upper Sand Creek Lake. Cant wait to make another trip.

Backpacking Pikes Peak Solo

My first trip up and down Pikes Peak. I am goinng to try and add Data to my trip reports from now on.

One thing I will never forget is camping at 13,000 feet and having a Pika attack my bivy all night. He did not like me camping up in his patch of rocks.I also made a wrong turn about 2 miles up the trail and ended up climbing the top half of the Incline in the dark. Also there was the Pikes Peak Challenge going on. You cant tell from the pictures but there was easily about a 1000 hikers climbing the peak that day.

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America The Beautiful
The lyrics to this America the Beautiful were written by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) an instructor at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, after an inspiring trip to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado, in 1893.

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Here I am after making the Summit. Even though I have been to the to via car in the past this one had much more meaning.

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The Cirque, its scary to look over this edge.

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Here is my camp site at 13,000 feet just 1 mile from the summit. I was attacked by a pika all night and it was extremely windy all night hence a night of camping that I will never forget.

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Here is the GPS data layerd over google earth. Pretty Cool! Round trip was 26 miles and tons of vertical. I was beat and did the whole trip solo with a cast.

Yellowstone/Beartooth 2008

Another awesome trip to the Beartooths this year with new adventures and a trip to YNP. For some reason the Island Lake > Beartooth Lake trail has it out for me. Seth brought along his friend Haven and my Dad got up there without his Bronco breaking down.. ha ha The weather was perfect but our backpacking trip to Beauty lake did not work out as well as planned thanks to the constant mosquito attacks!!! The river behind the cabin offered non stop cast and catch fishing for a couple of days. The river was high and there was a good bit of snow up on the Beartooth Plateau that made for muddy hiking and biking. Unfortunately I wiped out on one of my bike rides with Haven and broke my hand leading to 5 screws and a plate to put it back together again. No worries we still had a great time and had lots of fun. I will never forget the 2 day long risk battle that ended in a stalemate between Seth and I (:

As always great food, amazing adventure, unreal fishing, and great company made this another grand Yellowstone vacation.

This is a long slide show but worth it. You can make the slideshow full screen by clicking on the button in the lower right corner of the frame. I managed to get some good shots off this year. Seth and Haven did there part to capture some good photos also.

Ring The Peak Trail an Out and Back

After a couple of years of seeing the Ring the Peak signs on Bear Creek Trail and over off of the Intemann Trail I thought it would be cool to investigate further into the route. I thought that the concept was awesome but was a bit put off by the fact that there was a good bit of riding Highway 67 and most of Gold Camp Rd. So after a checking out the route further, a 2 day out and back would be an excellent idea making sure we link the best sections of single track with out having to touch our tires to a road.

The plan was start in Chipita Park at the Mt Ester Trail Head, ride around to the Catamount reservoir and head to the Crags. From the Crags travel through HorseTheif Park finishing at Pancake Rocks to camp for a night then retrace our route back to Chipita Park the next day. It turned out to be an excellent bikepacking trip and one I foresee doing at least once a year. It is a great way to get up close and personal with the North and West Side of Pikes Peak. Plus it’s about a 20 minute drive to the trail head for me to start this awesome local adventure.

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Here is the Trail Head for Mount Ester. This is a grueling hike a bike with about 1.5 miles of pushing your bike over steep rocky switch backs. Turned out to be a little more than a warm up with our packs on.

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Ryan Pushing his bike up a steep set of stairs. I will say that coming down these switch backs is a whole different story.

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Starting to get up in elevation. It is at least a good 1000 feet of vertical up this section. You can see Ute Pass Below and as you hike up you constantly hear Harleys sputtering up the pass.

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Here is the start of the rideable single-track. From here things get really fun. Not too many Springs Mountain Bikers have ridden this tasty section of trail.

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There is a really cool meadow up on this ridge above Chipita Park/Green Mountain Falls. It was hot and the skies were crystal blue.

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Here is one of the few sections of fire road. The Ring the Peak route is very well marked you can see the marker off to the right..

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After a bit of fire road you intersect a sweet little connector trail that takes you towards Crystal Reservoir and the Catamounts. I loved this section!

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You could tell this trail is rarely used, baby aspens were sprouting all over the trail.

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So there is a good bit of dirt road riding nearby Crystal Reservoir until you get to South Catamount. This is looking back at where we came from. There was a step section of dirt road to get here.

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Once you get to North Catamount Reservoir you get to ride one of my favorite sections of single-track on the RTP route.

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This is a interesting section of trail. It must have been used for a gravel pit. There was a marked trail but not much vegetation sprouting around here.

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An inlet for the North Catamount Reservoir.

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After you finish the flowy and very fun section along the shore of the North Catamount you can skip some dirt road by riding some double track called Mule Deer Trail. This trail connects you to the Limber Pine Trail, the same trail I had raced on back in the late 90s when the Local Sand Creek series was going on.

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Here is the start of the Limbering Pine Trail. Recently the forest service must have cleared much of dead fall as there were wood chips everywhere.

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This is the start of the down hill section of Limbering Pine. It was a blast to descend! Short but a blast.

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So after of finish Limber Pine trail you head off to this really cool valley that starts off as a dirt road that transforms to double track then eventually single-track.

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Cruising further down the valley which happens to be full of beaver dams and marsh. You can see the Crags off in the distance.

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Close-up of the Crags

Colorful Colorado! Here is our state flower with bugs on it

So after a few hours of riding and the heat starting to get to us we came across this stream to take a break and filter water. Since I have started carrying a filter on my long rides I no longer run out of water and get cramps.

And we are off, this cool section of trail lead us to the Crags Campground area.

So at this point we have passed the Crags Campground and connected with a section of single track that proved to be tough but extremely fun. Lots of elevation to tackle and plenty of twisty technical single-track. We are now on the West side of the peak and the forest is much different that what I am used to on the Front Range side. The west side is more fertile and dense without the large amounts of decomposed red granite that dominates the Front Range.

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After about 20 miles of what felt like 40 we came across this valley in hopes of finding a cool camping spot. 20 miles may not seem far but when you are carrying a pack full of camping gear and food it gets tough.

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After a short excursion up the valley we came across this picture perfect meadow with a really cool fire ring already built. Nobody is around for miles!

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Mikes 4 season tent. I got a new sleeping pad for this trip trading in my painful Thermarest for an inflatable Big Agnes pad that proved for a much more comfortable nights sleep.

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I slept like a rock and whipped up some coffee and oatmeal for breakfast. The plan was to ride down the valley further and explore Pancake Rocks then make our way back to where we started.

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To get to the top of Pancake Rocks there was a good hour of hike a bike. This is pretty much were the single track ends.Hopefully someday FOTP connect this section with Gold Camp Road. This way you do not have to go down and ride the Highway.

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The trail up by Pancake Rocks was fun especially coming back down. We ended up getting bad directions to where the actual pancake rocks were. We never saw them. Not a big deal.

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So we turned around at the top and headed back the way we came. There were about 24 tough miles ahead of us. Our packs felt heavy this day.

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Sentenial Peak

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One of the many Beaver Dams along the route.

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Shot of the single-track going up Horsetheif Valley. This is a very beautiful area that can be easily accessed at the Horsetheif Falls Trail Head off Highway 67.

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What make the Ring the Peak Route so fun is riding all the well built connector trails that link the route. Here is a nice section filled with aspens.

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I think if we would have found the Pancake Rocks they would have looked something like this.

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I love riding along the Shore of the South Catamount Reservoir. I would describe this section as entry level Rampart Resivoir-ish riding.

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Riding along the dam of the North Catamount Reservoir about 2/3 the way back.

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Here we are crossing over the outlet of Crystal Reservoir. For some reason the trip back goes by quick.

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A dank little section of trail getting us closet to the Mt Ester trail.

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Taking a break before the final push back to the car and finish up this grueling but fun 2 day bikepacking trip.
So from here it is mostly down hill all the way back to the car and not to many more photos were taken. All in all we ended up riding about 45 miles over two day with large amounts of elevation. I was beat and it took me a week to recover even being in good shape. I look forward to doing this one in 2009.

The Kokopelli Experience

The Kokopelli Experience

There is many was to experience the Kokopelli, everything from comfy outfitters setting up support camps full of food and complete with massage therapists. To uber endurance athletes completing the trail in 12hrs straight. The Kokopelli Trail is really not a trail but more a well marked route on singe track, jeep roads, county roads and a bit of paved. The majority of the ride is rough jeep road that is fun to ride, but there is a good amount of wicked single-track and when the paved sections come up it’s a nice relief. I would say pavement was only about 10% of the route..

Leveraging my bikepacking experience from last year, me and my riding buddy Mike decided to do the Kokopelli self supported over 4 days. More accurately we did the ride in 4 ½ days to get an early start on the Fruita side of the trail. We invested a lot of time planning and picked the last week of April hoping to get a good balance of weather. I purchased the Lat 40 maps and the Bikerpelli guide book, made a meal plan, booked a shuttle from Moab back to Loma via Coyote Shuttle, (BTW they were super friendly and did great job) and did as much research as I could on water holes to filter water from and the route. Water was my biggest concern seeing how the ride was in the desert. As we found out it is possible to get water along the route but be prepared to have enough water to cover 30 – 40 miles between water spots. Also the Colorado River turned out not to be a good option to get water from. With the water being so silty it clogged our filters in minutes and completely shut down my Katadyn filter for the rest of the trip. The water got so hard to pump my handle broke off. Good thing we had both brought a filter as Mikes water filter had a clay cartridge that you could at least clean the silt off but was still very time consuming. The spots we ended up getting water from were Salt Creek. The spicket at Westwater ranger station. The Colorado River at Dewy bridge (took 3 hours to fill 2 camel backs). Hideout campground and a stream up on Beaver mesa. For food we purchased dehydrated dinners from REI and found them to be quite tasty and super easy to prepare on the trail using our Jetboil stoves. We also placed a cache to resupply food under the highway 128 bridge right next to the old burnt down Dewy Bridge.


I was the only one that broke down with 2 flats and 2 broken chains and pedal that the spindle was coming loose. Mikes bike had zero problems. Also my water filter broke lucky we brought two.


My favorite trail food was beef jerky and powdered Gatorade. The best freeze dried entrée would be Mountain House Chicken Breasts and Mash potatoes.


My favorite spot was a backcountry spot past the LaSalle National Forest Boundary. Westwater was would be the runner up just because of the water spicket.

Best Day

The best day by far would be day 3 Westwater to Dewy Bridge. The weather was perfect and the trail was flat and fast. Yellow Jacket canyon was a lot of fun. Runner up would be the last day. Riding the Kokopelli connector UPS LPS and the Main Proc trail was as fun as ever. Even with our packs we were ripping it.

Worst Day

Day 4 Dewy bridge up into the La Sals. We got a 3 hour late start due to water filter problems and the entire day was up hill except for the short and rough downhill before Rose Garden Hill. I was starting to get monkey butt and my energy level was a bit low. Also we really had to conserve water this day.

Most memorable moment.

When we ran into a couple of motos on UPS. They asked us where we started from. I told them we started in Fruita and you could see the wheels turning in their head. They asked us when we started and I scratched my head and thought for a moment and said we started last Sunday. It was Thursday at this point. The moto guys thought we were crazy. Runner up. When I got up early to pump water out of the Colorado River at Dewy Bridge Campground, I was standing by the river and two calves came up to me and stared me down for a good 10 minutes and they gave me the WTF is this idiot doing look. Only if I had my camera.

Day One Loma to Salt Creek

The official Trail Head. We were super excited at this point and just got done driving from Colorado Springs and Taking a Shuttle from Moab back to Loma

Right away we start of with amazing views

And a flat. It was so windy I was swerving off the trail and must have hit a couple of goat heads.

Twisty singletrak with plenty of exposure to keep you on your toes

The Lions Section was tasty

Cool sign by the Salt Creek Bridge

Pictures of night 1 campsite right along side Salt Creek

Day Two Salt Creek to Westwater

A nasty hike a bike out of the Salt Creek canyon and the start of day 2

Desert Beauty

Here is the start of the county road that takes us into Rabbit Valley

Cruising into the Rabbit Valley area

Cool Rock that stood out in Rabbit Valley

Here is a good view from the top of Bitter Creek. You can see the Western Rim Trail below that we planned to ride but missed due to the poorly marked trails in Rabbit Valley. Also it was super windy this day and could only go a max of 10mph even down hill with the killer head wind we encountered. You can’t tell from the pics

On our way to Westwater we came upon a herd of sheep

Up and over, there were tons of rolling hills on the first half of the ride

Our night two campsite at Westwater

Mike enjoying his beans and rice for dinner after a tough and windy day two

Here is me getting ready to enjoy a cup of coffee at the morning of day three. Did I say I love my Jetboil stove?

Incase anybody is looking for their neoprene mask we found it in the bathroom at Westwater

Day Three Westwater to Dewy Bridge

Cruising by a bit of farmland as we leave Westwater

We hit a little slickrock patch one of many slickrock playgrounds along the Kokopelli

Day three was a piece of cake. Perfect weather no wind and mostly flat terrain this day went by fast.

Some cool looking rocks by Cisco Landing

One of the nicest things about the Kokopelli is how well marked it is. The frequent signs let you continue riding in your groove instead of stopping to check your map/guide at each intersection

Sweet! A nice long fast downhill on our way to McGraw Bottom

Another flat tire. This pic shows how big my pack was. Believe it or not the pack does not get in the way of your riding very much. Mike and I use the CamelBack Alpine Explorer

These are all pics of McGraw Bottom. To say the least this section of singletrack was sick!

This shot is on our way up to Yellow Jacket Canyon. It turned out to be a fun climb. You can see the La Sals off in the distance.

A little more slickrock up near the top of the climb to YJC

Yellow Jacket Canyon is easily bypassed by taking a 4 mile detour down Hy 128. There is some controversy if YJC is a good option because of how sandy this part of the Kokopelli. I say Do It! If you go South to North the major sandy sections are down hill and you can just sail through them. Also there is some wicked techy sections, one of them I went OTB with my pack on. Luckily I landed in soft sand.

One of my favorite shots from the trip near the end of YJC

Fear and Loathing Rocks

A gate crossing at the end of YJC. This picture is ironic, as the exact same picture is in the Bikerpelli guide book that Mike is checking out. You can see the burnt down Dewy Bridge in the background and Hy 128 Crossing the Colorado

Oh so sad. I was actually looking forward to crossing the Historic Bridge

What’s this? Cans of Old Chub and a stash of Food. Our one and only cache point was under the Hy 128 bridge

Night 3 Campsite at Dewy Bridge Campground

Day 4 Dewy Bridge to somewhere in the La Sal National forest

The next morning we went through all our of stuff and repacked for the remainder of the Kokopelli. This was the day we had water filter problems and I took 3 hours to fill 2 camel backs from the Colorado River. We got a late start this day

The long climb begins up Entrada Bluffs Road

Nipple Rock or that’s at least what I called It.

The climb gets steeper and rougher


Starting to gain some elevation

That’s Onion Creek down there. We just hit some gnarly down hill right before this point.

We ran into about 30 ATVs trying to get up the infamous Rose Garden Hill. This was the only guy we saw make it.

We are down in Fisher Valley at this point and just about out of water. The plan was to refill our water in Fisher Creek. Problem was Fisher Creek was completely dried up. We started to get nervous and was unsure where we would find water next. It was hot, windy and dry and we were starting to get a bit fatigued

We ended up finding water at Hideout Campground. Relieved we pressed on

The scenery is starting to change and we are climbing again into the La Sal National Forest

YES! The National Forest Boundary. It is late and at this point almost 7:30 pm. We are beat.

We finally arrive at our backcountry camping spot for our final night on the Kokopelli. Does Mike look a bit worn out?

It felt good to get some food in our system and rest. There was no water source near by so with careful rationing from the water we got at Hideout Campground we made it work.

Day 5 Final Day La Sal National Forest to Moab

So we pack up from our final night of camping eat breakfast, lube the chains, and got an early start on the final day. We still have a long way to go to make it to Moab

I still managed to take a minute to capture shots of some cacti macros. Did I mention how tranquil the desert is?

Wow talk about a change of climate. This area looked a lot like where I ride in Monument Colorado. We are truly in the mountains now and it is chilly. The La Sal Mountains that look so distant just a couple of days ago are now right there

Finally water! This stream is up on North Beaver Mesa and we got enough water to make it the rest of the way

Lots of snow up here but nothing that kept us from pressing on

Nice view of Fisher Valley

A different perspective on Castle Valley. You can see the Nuns and Priests formations in the background

The whole Porcupine Rim. I can’t wait to get there!

Many people should recognize this sign. The Kokopelli Connector, a common shuttle destination and a point of major reward. All the hard climbing is over. I felt rejuvinated and full of adrenaline, anxious to bomb some down hill. And bomb we did!

Shots along the Kokopelli Connector. You can take the Connector to Sand Flats Road back into Moab or take UPS, LPS, Porcupine Rim. For us this was a no brainer

UPS was unbelievable! I have ridden LPS before but UPS was a total blast. Lots of tech and slickrock. I know some say the trail is closed due to Raptor conservation but it looked pretty open to me and Mike.

All shots coming down the famous Porc Trail. We tore it up even after riding five days in a row with our packs on! It felt good and sad at the same time knowing the trip was almost over.

And we are done! What an amazing adventure! The toughest ride for both of us to date. Total Mileage 152!

We went straight to Fiesta Mexicana restaurant in Downtown Moab for the best dinner and margarita I have ever had in my whole life. I hope you enjoyed the post. A lot of time and planning went into this trip.

Monarch Crest to Cotopaxi

Here was the plan start at Monarch Pass, ride the crest to the Rainbow Trail then stay on the RT to the Big Cottonwood trailhead outside of Cotopaxi Total ride about 70 miles lots of vertical and 3 days to get it done. We had our multi day gear with us and camped in some really cool spots.

With a late start on day one and a couple of mechanical problems we ended up running out of time to complete the ride via the Rainbow Trail. We had to bail out and follow the Arkansas on day 3 to make it back to the shuttle vehicle in time. Day 2 also kicked our arse taking the RT from hy 285 to Bear Creek Trail head. Lots of pushing on this part and I ended up bonking. Day 3 ended up being a cruise along the Arkansas River, it was actually cool we found a jeep road right along side the river and it ended up being a good cruise and stayed away from the Hy 50. We did get to ride 2 of what I would say are the best parts of the RT, the Section by Silver Creek and the 6 mile section by Bear Creek. Both sections were like candy. The Crest was awesome also. It has been awhile since I have ridden the whole thing.

We are going back this weekend to complete the final 2 sections and after that I can say I have ridden the entire RT!

A familiar intersection at the start of the singletrack

It was raining on us Day 1 but the Crest was o so sweet!

Another familiar spot, the hunters cabin. With our late start it is about 6pm and nobody is on the trail.

Day one we camped at about 11,000ft right off of the Colorado trail about a mile from the Silver Creek Junction. I will say it got a bit chilly this night.

Not to many streams this high up but we did stumbe across this natural spring and camped here and siphoned some water

View outside my hammock the next morning

The Descent down Silver Creek rocked!! Perfect weather and I forgot how pretty this Valley is, lots of beaver dams

The beginning of the Rainbow Trail! This section was Primo

These pics are from the Methodist Mountain/Poncha Pass section of the RT. The pictures do not do justice for how difficult this section was. Out of all the sections of the RT I have ridden this was by far the toughest plus it did not help I bonked this day

Day 2 Campsite man we packed alot of Chit.

This was out bailout point on day 3 the Bear Creek trail head. There was a possibility of completing the ride via the RT but it would of been about 36 miles of rough single track and decided it would be easier to head down to the valley and get to the car via dirt roads. Easy decision after 2 days on the trail. Plus we dropped about 2k of vertical on this road and hit a new top speed record of 40mph, not to hard when you are loaded down with gear

The Arkansas and a nice spot for lunch

Random pics through Howard and Cotopaxi and the end of day 3. That dear leg was at the very end of the ride. Not sure who ate that feller and glad I was not around (:

Beartooth Mountains 07

For about the past 6 years I have stayed out here for a week and have had a chance to really explore the area on my mountain bike. I dont see how the scenery can get much better. The Absoraka Beartooths Mountains are on the NE corner of Yellowstone on the border of Wy and Montana.

There are two rides posted here. I did the ride a couple of diffrent ways, the first day I got rained on wrecked and broke my rib. The second day was just picture perfect.

Start of the ride

Cruzin along lots hopin it does not rain

Somehow my front tire got wedged between the side of the trail and this rock

Ended up OTB and took a handle bar to my rib cage OUCH broken rib

Plenty of water features

Fork in the road

And the Downhill Begins

Mud kept clogging up my fork

And a quick wash to get the mud off and this completes the first ride

Perfect weather for day two!

Dank Trail to start off on

Every great ride requires a bit of Hike-A-Bike


Not my best self timer shot

More climbing

Cruzin Along just blown away with the scenery

Time for a little break and siphon some crystal clear glaicer water

Getting close to the top

Start of day two downhill no mud this time!

Nice Shot Jay!

More DH Shots

The last part of the ride was all marsh around the lake but rideable

And the Final Stream Crossing

So I hope you enjoyed the show. I spent extra time trying to get good shots with my MTB Peeps in mind!

Colorado Trail Molas Pass To Hotel Draw


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…….