Weekend with Reno

my long time buddy came for a quick visit to slc from seattle. a weekend with copson means one thing – mountain biking… well or backcountry skiing depending on the season.

i was super excited to show him my new playground. i have been here in deseret just long enough to have a sufficient handle on the trails.. and with a little help from marit we planned a perfect 3 days.

day 1: 18+ mile mtn bike ride on glenwild – kimball junction/park city
we rode stealth, flying dog, cobblestone and back glenwild trail. seriously fast and buttery.

stealth trail

more stealth

day 2: 16 miles of great western trail on the wasatch crest!
all between 9,000 and 10,000 feet. i simply love it up there. it’s part of the wasatch 100 mile course. we rode from guardsman’s, up puke hill, down the spine past red lover’s pass and desolation lake to mill creek trail and back.

first mile from guardsman’s pass had snow

puke hill

the spine off red lovers

desolation lake

copson with wasatch beauty in the background

day 3: a great 4.2 mile hike with 3,300 feet of gain.
up the west flank of mount grandeur, and i mean up. we followed this with a great bbq at meltzer’s place. it really hit the spot! thanks karl & cheryl! i think the quote of the day was karl saying “10 minute miles are coming, i can feel it”.

gettin’ some color

an absolute must buy for winter riding. the pearl izumi wind shoe covers.