Moab Trip – Arches National Park

We took a break from mountain biking and drove to Arches National Park for a hike. I brought both cameras- the M6 (with TMAX 400 @ 800) and the GII. I find it difficult to convey the power and beauty of natural landscapes with black and white but I think these turned out pretty good! … Continue reading Moab Trip – Arches National Park

Moab trip – Slickrock and Captain Ahab trails

Our first riding day in Moab had two classics on the itinerary- Slickrock and Captain Ahab. After the first of many great meals at Eklectica Coffee we headed up to Slickrock. This system was to be used more or less as a training ground for some of us first timers; to get used to the … Continue reading Moab trip – Slickrock and Captain Ahab trails

Mountain Bike at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The trend of bucking cyclocross in favor of mountain biking continues this fall. This weekend Sean, Andrew, Derek and I headed to some new-to-us trails in Silver Falls State Park. The trail system features some classic northwest double track climbing, steep loose and rooty descents, man made free ride features, and some mysterious ghost features … Continue reading Mountain Bike at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

A Plan B- Raging River in Washington

We had been planning a trip up to Washington to do more of an adventure route, specifically Juniper Ridge. A road closure made the route difficult for a weekend excursion so we opted to go ride Raging River, just outside of North Bend. Andrew and I left town after work on Friday and drove up … Continue reading A Plan B- Raging River in Washington

Crescent Mt, South Pyramid Creek mountain biking

We met this guy on the way up Crescent Mountain. He was doing the Oregon Timber Trail. He had read that it was the hardest of The Trails- harder than the Divide, harder than Baja. He had just ridden in Baja and he said that yeah, it was much harder. There was also some talk of buying a new Cadillac every year instead of sending your kids to college.

From the top of Crescent we could see nearly all Oregon cascade summits. There were also remains of an old fire lookout.

All of us underestimated the ride. Andrew was wise and went back to the car to get more food when we went through that area on the way down Crescent Mountain.

Heading into the last climb we had to stop to filter water.