The forecast called for a 20% chance of a stray afternoon thunderstorm. We rolled the dice and pedaled away from the car as sinister looking clouds congregated over the Fall Creek Basin. Our intended ride would take us through a network of ATV trails and single track southeast of Fall Creek in the Caribou Mountains. The highlight would be ending with the mega-long downhill of Deadhorse Ridge back to the car.
|On the Rash Canyon Saddle looking toward Deadhorse Ridge.|
|Nature-made race slicks. Wet shorts. Mud butt. And a brief moment of sunshine!|
|Mud. Mud. Mud. Heather clearing clay mud from her drivetrain and rear triangle.|
|Our escape route down the South Fork of Fall Creek.|
|We rode out of that storm! It followed us down Fall Creek.|
|Shelter from the storm. Those puddles weren't there when we started our ride.|
There are many out-and-back and loop options in the Fall Creek area. Most will offer great mountain biking i'm sure. Despite the adverse trail conditions and poor weather, we still had a great time on our ride. I am even more excited now to go back and complete the loop we had intended to ride!