May 29, 2015

Fall Creek Loop

Despite having a head cold and fever, we managed to pull off a great loop in the Fall Creek basin southwest of Swan Valley in the Caribou Mountains. It has been a wet and rainy month of May and the trails were a mix of tacky dirt and slick mud. Out of the 25 miles, i'd guess only about 3 or 4 miles were just too muddy to enjoy. Not a bad ratio for trail riding in my opinion. The descent down Horse Creek was exciting and fast!

Heather climbing through wildflowers in the upper reaches of the S. Fork Fall Creek.
Single track with a view. Deadhorse Ridge
Plenty of hike-a-bike!
Sunshine and stormy skies on Deadhorse Ridge
The race is on. Incoming storm on Deadhorse Ridge.
Adventuring buddies back at the car.