It’s an awesome riding destination, but not something you want to talk about doing while drunk with your friends, lest you get accused of being a pervert. Just ask El Jefe about that one. Even his wife doesn’t leave him alone about that one.
Here’s me with a goofball grin at the top. It started snowing on us when we were up here!
My ride posse for Saturday was TJ and her other half, Bill. What an awesome ride! This (to me at least), is one of the best rides in Durango. The views from everywhere are spectacular, whether you are climbing or descending. Thanks to TJ, we even got some photos of those views since I forgot my camera.
Can you see Bill and me? We’re tiny little dots in this photo.
Here’s TJ, cheesing for the camera.
Bill and me smirking after checking out the remains of Graysill Mine.
At over 12,000 foot towards the top and about half of the riding above 11,000 foot, there’s a lot of gasping for breath, for me at least. A snack break was definitely in order along the ride.
Final stats? 5620 foot of elevation climbing, a starting elevation of about 8500, and a max elevation of about 12,000, about 25 miles total. We had a great loop that ended with taking Stage Coach singletrack trail back to the upper Hermosa Creek parking lot. This is super “secret” trail that really isn’t secret anymore, given how worn in the trail is now compared to last year when I rode with Jeet and Sue.
Thanks to TJ for leading another awesome ride!