(Last Updated On: August 6, 2014)
Every single time I ride this trail, it beats me up. It’s long, there’s hike-a-bike, it’s high altitude, there are wild roses and sagebrush that make my legs look like I fight cats for a living. Every time I ride this trail, I feel exhausted- but happily so. You see, it’s my favorite local trail, and has been for a long time.
Normally, we’ll ride up the Deadman switchbacks and across the Julie Andrews trail. This time, Brittany and I were feeling good, so we descended Deadman’s all the way to Rosebud Gulch for a bonus descent.
This is when the trail gets amazing. Twists and turns through the aspens, fast and furious and dropping steeply for a long, long way- it’s the payoff after a long uphill to get there.
I mixed things up a little, and took some video, hoping it would show the true adventure nature of this trail. Check it out:
Like I said, this trail always gives me a beatdown. But an awesome beatdown it is. I’m already looking forward to heading back this fall, when the leaves are changing…