On the Divide at 12,000ft with sprinkles. Carried full winter gear
in my backpack. Temp was about 50F. Pack probably weighed
over 15 lbs.
Looking back north along the divide
The new Little Rainbow Trail just above Salida.
Non-stop flow with bermed turns and gravity cavities. This
with Race Track trail that drops back to town was an awesome
way to finish a 6hr ride.
Rainbow Trail west of 285. All benchcut, all buff. It sure was nice
to ride this with fresher legs after not having to ride all the way
up US-50. Clean almost all of it.
More Rainbow west of 285.
Rainbow east of 285. Super chunk major hike-a-bike.
Many hundreds of feet of unrideable vertical at 20-30% grade
like this. At first I couldn't figure out why I didn't see
any bicycle tracks. Only moto tracks. Now I know why. Don't
need to do this trail again.
Top of Rainbow Trail east of 285. A miniscule bit was actually
nice to ride.
Silver Creek trail, which is initial descent from the divide. Not
all of it is this nice. Several talus fields are traversed.