July 3rd - Truman Gulch


DATE:  July 3rd, 2013
TIME:  6:00pm  (that's leaving by 6pm, so please show up a little early)
TRAIL:  Truman Gulch
Truman is an "in-and-out" that is pretty short, but fairly steep.  So, it will seem to take a while on the way in, but when you turn around, it goes quick!  Check out the GPS from last year.



With such a wet spring, we've been lucky... but last Wednesday as we were unloading the bikes off the Mule Van, the rain started.  We finished unloading the bikes anyway, and before I knew it I was the only one still by the van... everyone else had already jumped on their bikes and headed up the trail.  A little rain wasn't going to stop this group!!  I'm impressed!!  The wet trail started off a little slippery on the rocks, but wasn't too bad.  Further up the trail the conditions changed and all of our tires were double in size with a new mud coating.  Some bikes had so much mud flowing off the tires their front derailers and back tires litterally jammed up.  Again... this group didn't turn back, but pushed on (some actually carried thier bikes because they wouldn't roll)!  You won't believe me, but everyone was still smiling too!?!

Well, we were rewarded for our work.  As we approached the top, the rain stopped and the sunset was amazing.  It did slow us down enough that we had to race down the trail to beat the dark... which we cut pretty close.  And again at the bottom, there were still smiles all around.  Thanks for such an amazing ride!!  

GPS:  Here's the GPS from Garnet.
PICTURES: I actually didn't want you all to remember the rain, so I didn't take any pictures of it... but I definately got some of the sunset.  See all the RHR Garnet photos.

Almost sunset at Garnet... time to hurry back down!

See you on Wednesday at Round House - I promise we'll be home early this week!