A group of Santa Cruz buddies and me are driving out tonight for a week of camping at Zion (Ferber's in Springdale) and riding in the area. Can hardly wait to get back to the old hometown. I miss the canyon. It's been years since I last rode the bench trail, maybe 1997-98. And now Gooseberry has all grown up into an actual dirt riding destination.

Times sure have changed from the days when we first went up to Goose and thought how cool it would be to work out some trails, or from those early excursions on the bench where the route got tweaked and polished (I wonder what's still up there?)

Anyway - the six of us California boys are sure looking forward to a having a blast!