Last year about the first of November I entered the desert to the land of slickrock mostly colored red w/ layers of gray and junipers and sagebrush. Exclude Black Canyon trail in the Sonoran desert. Open skies.
Today I rode from my parking spot on Donkey Flats road to ride the Red Fleet loop, another IMBA / BLM backyard to backcountry rides. I rode the trail last year as I worked my way south ahead of the snow. Today all was green from wet spring. Lots of red rock.
I used Trailforks on my phone for route following. Short loop of 8.55 miles climbing 1331′ which exceeds the mostly normal of 100′ climb per trail mile. I sweated a bit today.
I headed north going from Utah crossing into Wyoming then entered Idaho. I’m camped on east fork of Georgetown canyon at 6312′ and the vegetation is green, not a spec of red. Amazing what water will do. Today I left the red till when? Now it is green and less viewsheds.
And I am getting 4G 2 bars back in this canyon. Found the big spring as noted on the GS map.
Tomorrow is perhaps a ride above Pocatello then off to Indian Springs south of Kimberly. Need to do weekly Thurs wash, prolly make it a rest day after riding 6 days in a row. Woods River Valley later this week.
This AM I checked my bank accounts. I found that my card was used to purchase airplane tickets in Oklahoma. I started the fraud reporting process. Card is cancelled which is used to pay all my monthly recurring bills. I have to cover the $1,800 charges that will be reimbursed when the claim is settled. I have another card on another checking account to be able to pay bills and spend money. Now comes the planning of where to have the new card sent to.