Joy of staying in the same spot is not having to get moving fast in the morning.
Plan is to ride the CDT from camp & hook up somehow w/ Sandy Wash. CDT mostly drops down to road 543 a ways up canyon. Working on handling moves, practicing of sorts for the rocks of the East.
Dropped down to Buffalo XG group site, checked out outhouse: yep CXT.
Chatted w/ rider in parking lot, he described a new trail for me to take to get to Miller’s Gulch. New trail piece built for bikes, I rode it, missed another new piece and road gasline down to the climb up Baldy which I rode stronger.. New shoes worked OK.
Missed Charlie’s again; it goes off homestead and I missed turn off.
Sandy Wash still fun. Down to road 543 and ride home. Hot & dry. Climbed Shinglemill to intersection w/ Morrison. 3 riders gathered. One was guy I met earlier and other 2 are from shared campsite. We all split & I ride up trail to hit CDT and home.
Edge cut out temporarily up on Miller’s but Garmin GPS kept working:26.49 miles & 3130′ vert.
On drier slopes P-pine is climax tree. Forest has a noticeable smell of vanilla.
Gasline trail in burn
Here’s the vision it is desert:
Another Coleman shower. Scab on head appears to be holding the gray matter in.
Drying carpet out from h2o jug leak from yesterday. Carpet is sure taking a beating. From the plastic floor covering in the Element I knew lots of junk come in on shoe bottoms. But is sure feels good on bare feet and looks good. Stain it all one color.
No plans for tomorrow yet.