Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Whole Enchilada

Double VeeDubGetting what we paid forCreek crossingsÉ I thought we were in the desertÉIt`s all down from hereMeadowsWatch out for cows
There is water in Utah, just high up.MesasPorcupine RimPorcipine RimSlickrockLina tackles a steep line
Hot rockHucks to flat are still cool in UtahThe tunnel at the end of the... err... ride.

The Whole Enchilada, a set on Flickr.

I love it when a plan comes together. After some phoning, some asking, and some waiting, we managed to get ourselves a shuttle in a stretch VW van (yes, really) up into the La Sal mountains to ride The Whole Enchilada linkup of trails ending with Porcupine Rim and back to Moab. There were around 2600m of descending to do over 55km. Passing though all kinds of unfamiliar temperate zones, from Aspen forest, though strange dwarf oak trees, into high desert with cacti, and finally back into the baking hot, dusty valley was a great ride. The trails were as varied as the surroundings, from rooty BCish singletrack all the way to sandy rock gardens. A grand day out.