Another Wednesday in October, another mini-epic adventure with Carl, this time in Wrightwood, CA. Until yesterday morning I had no idea this place even existed, and holy moly was it awesome. This time our 6.5 hour 50 mile ride was ~70% incredible singletrack, a little fire road/pavement, and just a few hike through a scree field situations, so much improved from the last Carl tour.
|Perfect trails, perfect weather :)|
|The back side of the 'Gabes', not a bad place to spend a fall day.|
Then the best part of the day, heading back on Boy Scout in the DH direction (it's gradual enough that I didn't realize it was uphill on the way out!), following Carl who whips his rear wheel around and hits every wall ride possible, showing me how to descend like a boss. Carl also stopped a bunch to play action photographer extraordinaire, which worked out great when I was lagging from getting distracted by scenery!
|Zipping down Boy Scout trail, my absolute favorite part of the day!|
|More Boy Scout goodness. Big trees, smooth singletrack, back country perfection.|
Last time I went on a Weds adventure with Carl I would NOT recommend it to anyone, but this one I would say is a must ride! We were in the middle of nowhere for hours, only saw a handful of other people/about 2 cars, and spent the day surrounded by big trees, rocks and mountains. Even if you only hit some of the trails out there, Wrightwood is an incredibly pretty place with outstanding trails! It's a little elevationy, but well worth the lack of oxygen!