For the second year in a row I set out on a short Fall bikepack trip in the John's Canyon area outside of Mexican Hat, Utah. The trip began when we left Durango after work on Friday and camped out on Comb Ridge. We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning, made coffee and headed for the start of the ride.
Most of the riding consists of a dirt road that has the canyons of the San Juan river on one side and the cliffs of the Cedar Mesa on the other.
Along the way there are several petroglyph panels with rock art from the Anasazi people that lived in the area until around 800 years ago.
We crossed John's Canyon and then headed up canyon on the other side of the stream bed. We found a spring, filled our water bladders and then set up a camp in the cottonwoods. For the rest of the afternoon we wandered around exploring old mining sites, remnants of old homesteads and other cool stuff.
Yours truly enjoying my one smuggled PBR. Which in this case stands for "precious beer resource."
I'm normally not a big fan of electronics in the but this little speaker is kind of nice every once in a while.
I added linelocs to the circus tent based on Dave Chenault's blog here. He is right, they should be standard equipment.
The night was chilly and in the morning we climbed high up the slope across from camp to get to the first rays of the sun. Only when camp was out of the shade did we venture back down for coffee.
Time to head home.
Its amazing how much fun you can have in 48 hours.
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