|Hall Ranch boulder garden; there's a trail there somewhere!|
I remember huddling up in gym class on rainy days with my buddies, the occasional glance from inside the scrum deciding who was going to receive the massive dodge ball assault that was only moments away. At the sound of the whistle we unleashed a surge on our unsuspecting target that even General Petraeus would be proud of. This past weekend I was the target and Hall Ranch held the Lawgiver!
I just can't seem to make it out of that boulder garden without a scratch but this time it wasn't the garden but the training wheels section that saw my endo; half a mile from the trailhead and my front wheel came to rest perfectly against a rock the size of a watermelon. Another slow motion maneuver, clipped in I tried to adjust but no use I was over the bars head first into an Orangutan somersault and another fine example of why we wear helmets.
Antelope and Nelson Loop were closed so all I could map was Bitterbrush. By the way, Bitterbrush just before the 2 mile mark is now winding singletrack and a blast at speed; kudos to the track builders. Click here for the trail profile and check out the player for the play-by-play. Thanks for clicking in and I hope to see you on the trail.