Mountain Biking—Winter 2018

If you have been following along you already know that it has been a warm and very dry Autumn and Winter around these parts. As a result of the dryness, most trails deteriorated and became “moon dust” that fills the air as you walk or ride on the trail.

We’ve avoided mountain biking during the dry periods because of the excessive dust and loose soils on the trails—believing that riding under these conditions accelerates the deterioration of the trails. But now that we’ve had some rain—and high-country snow—we’re back out on the trails.

Here are a few photographs from some recent mountain bike rides.

HiLine (a/k/a Highline) Trail in Sedona.
HiLine (a/k/a Highline) Trail in Sedona.
Lower Raptor Trail in Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
Lower Raptor Trail in Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
Rust Bucket Trail (and the rusty buckets) in Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
Rust Bucket Trail (and the rusty buckets) in Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

 

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