Over the weekend, I was tired of the mud on the lower front range trails, so I decided to hit Aldefer/3 sisters up in Evergreen (a ride inspired by the recent T.I.T.S. ride pics). My dilema: my son had baseball starting at 9:00 on Saturday ... No problem. Left the house early and had the wheels down and rolling by 5:40. As expected, I had the trails all to myself for a beautiful morning ride
The sun was just starting to peek over the horizon as I got going.
Wild Iris Loop is well named.
Started off from the west lot for the Evergreen mountain climb.
Even though it was early (and chilly), I had to stop at a mile into the climb to shed my outer layer. Things were absolutely peaceful in the woods at this hour.
The views from the top of Evergreen Mtn. never disappoint! This beats a cup of coffee and the paper any day
Found this little guy growing out of the rocks up top - pretty cool.
After the views, I enjoyed ripping the descent - no pictures, was having way too much fun to stop. I crossed over to the north side of the park to check out the sisters...
Here they can be seen from Brothers Lookout:
After this, I looped in Sisters/Bearberry/Mt.Muhuly/ Homestead back to the west lot.
Had time for one last shot at the bridge where Muhuly and Coneflower meet.
Finished the ride in 2 hours and made it home with time to spare for the baseball game.
Oh, the boys won and my son drove in 2 RBI's
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