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Basalt Peak Looking Good

26 | Sep | '14

First time riding Basalt Peak and it was a great (but tiring) ride.

The climbs were often and persistent.  Soil was relatively moist for tack, but there were definitely sections (particularly higher up) where loose trail and steep inclides made staying on the bike a little tricky.  There was a fair amout of hike-a-bike for me.  

Most of the trail is in shade, which makes it nice and cool for climbing.  There were some muddy spots in the lower portions and by the stream crossings (and around a few corners on the cliff to watch out for).  

The summit was great and the downhill even better.  Great ride for an out-of-the-way challenge, and a great time of year to do it.

Submitted by EvergreenBryan on 10/13/2014