July 3rd and 4th. The ferns that which some call the Bracken, are about 1/2 the height that they will be in another month or so.
The trails that I rode around on consisted of the trails that I have been addicted to for several summers now. Cabin Loop!
McFarland Springs, Aspen Springs, Buck Springs, Dane Springs. They are all there and gurgling water as strong as what I would consider usual.
The overwhelming amount of Yellow Columbine flower this Summer is amazing.
Riding the trail. Late afternoon. Clouds build and the wind picks up. Rain starts to fall. I pedal through the woods to seek shelter in what is left of one of the old cabins. It is temporary fix to a situation that is not a problem to begin with. I get back on the bike and continue on.
My glasses get drippy.
The rain turns to hail then to rain and then to calm.
I keep riding. The pull of the track both simple and demanding.
A brand new enclosure. Superbly constructed. It puts to shame the other habitat restoration projects in the area.
this one needs no enclosure
I got a great ride in. The Valley was in the 110+ range for the long weekend. The air-conditioner at the house decided to burn out a “contactor” or something, causing a great deal of heat to center itself on us.
No worries. A belated 114 mile trip to the Rim fixes that.
a great place to wake up on a Monday.