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    Heil Snow Ride

    Went to Heil this morning to get a ride in. Fortunately there were a couple of runners who had packed down the trail after last night's snowfall. I made sure to thank them when I met them on the trail. I don't think I could have made it as far as I did if I were breaking trail.

    The sun was out the whole ride and there was no wind. It really turned out to be a beautiful morning. I only wish my legs could have taken me farther than the homestead. The ride back down was a blast.



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    Just past the bench




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    Rounding the first corner




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    Obligatory homestead shot




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    Moo!




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    The creek




    I saw a couple other bikers coming up as I was passing the bench back down. Closer to the trailhead I passed about 10 people hiking up. So I think the trail will be nicely packed down for the rest of the weekend.

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    Nice shots and looks like a great ride!

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    Bike rack on an Element ? That's kinda like an oxymoron

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    Went to Heil again this morning. The conditions were almost identical to yesterday's except the sun was hiding a bit more. The effort of riding was greatly improved since the trail had been packed down nicely. There was about a foot-wide section of packed down trail for all of Wapiti. There were a few sections of mud but since the temp was in the low 20s I wasn't rutting it out. It was nearly perfect snow riding conditions.


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    Heil is a great snow ride. Not too steep so you can climb most of it.

    I remember riding it once in 0 degree weather. I was desperate for a bike ride. That was the most clothing I have worn riding, I had my ski jacket on, fleece pants over tights, 2 pairs of gloves, booties, face mask. It was hard to move.

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    Very cool, thanks for the pics!

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