This has been a great summer visiting “The Front”. Ever since our first ride I have fallen in love with the place. The morning outings like the Blacktail Trail set in memory as top rides. Some outings have included a lot of climbing like Norwegian Gulch. And after each weekend it was hard to leave. But then we would be back at it again the following week. The hardest part was all the traveling but when you are meeting up with your adventure partner it makes it all worthwhile. That and all the scenery … like waterfalls. Even when the weather turned to rain we had a blast. But this weekend we had perfect weather. So we headed to the Jones Creek NRT.
I didn’t expect much. I had passed by the drainage on my morning ride and it looked barren and dry. But from the moment we placed our treads on the single-track I was grinning from ear to ear. The trail was in great shape unlike many of the horse damaged ones out here.
At the end of the trail we were deep into a bowl of reefs and ridges. The beauty immense although a little dry and desolate. Standing on top of a high point we took a breath of the cool mountain air. We would miss this place. The last ride a complete success.
I totally ripped the downhill. One of the funnest rides of our summer. Back on the road I readied myself for a long wait until my partner could navigate back down. To my uprise she was right there. And a smile bigger then mine. We both totally ripped it.
Goodbye front … we will be back.