Last Saturday the pre-snow warm weather was great. I did a parkway ride with some Glenwood Horse trail thrown in. When I got to Apple Orchard Mountain, the parkway was blocked off to car traffic. At first I was a little miffed because it meant I had to ride a few more road miles than I had planned.
But once behind the gate, it was sweet. I had the parkway to myself and was able to ride freely and stop wherever I wanted without worrying about any traffic.
Looking down on Devil’s Marbleyard
Onto a new (to me) stretch of the horse trail near Petite's Gap and Battery Creek
Some trail markings to keep you on track, but not many
More down than up on this stretch – in this direction.
It was fun
Several miles of Forest Service road on Hunting Creek, and then the real climb begins.
It started as an old logging road but soon becomes singletrack.
Lots of small rock gardens, but still mostly ride-able
Some cool rhododendrum tunnels.
At the ridge top, I still had 1.5 mile parkway climb back. Winter chill had replaced the warm air from earlier in the day. The views were good. And the heater was awaiting me in the truck.
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