It froze hard during night 2. I broke the ice off the fly and emerged into brilliant sunlight. The rain storms were over. The morning was relaxing and we spent our time drying everything out and hanging in the hammock. The second half of the day included two huge climbs, great ridge views, epic single-track, and even a forging of a stream. Brilliant days come with a cost. A late surge to find a spot on top of Wheeler and fumbling around to set up camp combating the feeling of exhaustion. Sleep came fast as the calls of Elk on the ridge sang us to sleep.
Heavy frost is melted off with the sun shinning through the trees.
While things were drying out I decided to hang myself out to dry.
My bike awaits travel after a frost night
Where the langhor Climb meets the Window Rock Trail
Past the Langhor climb merging into the Window Rock Trail breaks out to a view over the Cottonwood Drainage.
Mo breaks out into the CottonWood Drainiage
Mo decends toward the Fox Creek Cabin
Mo takes her time to walk down the loose and sketchy Fox Creek Trail decent.
The trail along Cottonwood Creek
Mo rips down the Cottonwood Trail
The Cottonwood Trail
going down the Cottenwood plumbing showing off my backside
Crossing on of many Cottonwood bridges with a loaded bike takes some sort of skill
Scaring Mo with some antics
Mo crosses CottonWood Creek to head up the Wheeler Trail