So I spun up Wager Gulch to the Colorado Trail,
Then ripped some great dirt road and singletrack on the ridge going south on the CT,
which of course ended all to soon and became an uphill slog over snowslopes, creeks, and steep rocky uphills, interspersed with some rideable granny gear climbing.
I got to use my bike as an ice ax across one particularly steep snowfield.....
chuck bike forward letting the pedal and bars hold it
then a bit more nice downhill
then......... to get back down to CR30, willows, mud, rocks, routefinding, numbing stream crossings, and camped in there somewhere. Then I woke up at 5 (the wind kept me from sleeping well), and hit the trail.
Twas a great ride and all the kit worked well.
Homemade gear along for the ride:
frame pack, seat bag, bar bag, gas tank, wind coat, tarp and stuff sack, hydration pack (like my Nathan HPL 020 but bigger)
In other news, logos are in!