And one thing that is conspicously absent from Moab is the trees, and in general green stuff.
Gary showing us how to wheelie drop the 12" drop at the bottom of this granite. I tried it and cleaned the same stunt a couple times but couldn't do the wheelie drop at the end because of the slope.
A huge part of Hole in the Ground trail looks like this. Singletrack in a field of boulders. Lots of loose rock, rock dropoffs, and well... rocks. Very much like a bowl of rocky road ice cream without the soft marshmellows to land on.
We took a little detour to Sand Ridge Lake. The alpine lakes are beautiful and a great place for a break.
We were worried about getting hot on this ride but it started sprinkling on us when we got to the lake and kept up for the rest of the ride for a great refresh. Also it kept the trail dust down and made the trail a little tackier. Nice!
Another angle of the lake.
Gary about to wheelie drop off the rock. Just a little too fast with the shutter.
Did I mention granite slabs to play on? Lots of granite to play on.
Gary on the "More-difficult-than-it-looks" shortcut.
Frollicking around on the granite and demonstrating the utility of riding Skorts.
The Ogre playing around near Lower Lola Montez Lake.
Gary demonstrates that riding skorts are not only fashionable but they are functional too!