Thursday was perfect and felt much like spring. So I left work with mountain bike in car to go mountain biking before the Thursday Night Group hike. I did three sets of intervals and made sure I met the group totally wasted.
We hiked parallel to the Blue Mountain Road and once we gained enough elevation to satisfy our nightly appetite we gathered in the moonlight for some photos. We then returned via the horse trail a trail that is off limits to mountain bikers. But this was winter and we were hiking. Yea!
Great views of town and I had never seen Missoula from that direction. It was great! When I finally got back to my car I yearned to ride in the moonlight for a couple more hours but my hunger drove me home. Next week we are thinking Woods Gulch to the larches