Wasatch Crest Trail - Fall of 2001 (Sept 8, 2001)
Day 2 of riding in the MIGHTY WASATCH. Gary has mentioned this ride many times over the past and like a true friend he knew that this would destroy our legs like no other ride in this area. The option to ride the road was passed by Al and I, the others rode. I felt no need for gratuitous climbing since I knew we would get our fair share.
The wasatch crest trail is part of the 3000 mile Great Western Trail that goes from Canada to Mexico. Lee and I were on part of it on Boulder mountain off hwy 12 in Utah last October. Come to think of it, there was no air there either. Both areas were at an elevation of ~10,000feet.
The start of the climb was innocuous enough
But we were just getting started. As in most climbs the end is always the worst
Here's Roger making like Lance in his fancy trek jersey;
And me, wait for me to get back on my bike before you take the picture!
Finally at the top we were able to allow our heart rates to decrease and oxygen to get back into our muscles,
Me, Lee and Gary
We traversed the ridge doing many ups and downs and loopdy loops, looked at views (lee will make the pano for you) and got to the 'technical' part of the trail. The RED ROCK.
The Fruitians coasted down with ease
The local Shore GOD had to go the unorthodox route
Is this the line?
Or this .
And by Lee's
standards, he came out without a scratch!
The trail continued down down down
Twist and turn
And down some more
Until the Final descent right back to the camground where we could FEED.
the looks of things not a moment to soon!