Damn. I just checked the flights and they're too expensive. I guess I waited too long.
I'm definitely heading out there next year. What's the best month to go before the tourists invade???? bike, fishing, etc...
September is better than May, because the trails are usually still open in most of the high country. However, mid summer is just fine. Once you are 5 miles or more into the backcountry, you are for practical purposes quite alone.
I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark
Welp.....halfway through september and the riding is superb!!! Rode Grassy the other night with terf! and it was wet at the bottom, dusty and the top and oh-so-sweet on the way down. The main problem at this point is the light. It's getting hard to get in a solid ride after work without riding in the dark.