The trail used to start here...
OK Monkee. I said I'd take pics of the mountain bike trail for you eh?
Well, Pinon Mesa Trail used to start here, to the left of the big wash:
And wind up into the distance of the pic below.
But. We had some flash flooding on Saturday, and as far as I can tell, the trail is likely washed out! It followed the wash up for quite a ways before ending up on top of a mesa. No more singletrack following this wash for a while!
See all the debris in the foreground here:
This used to be a wire cattle fence. And there used to be a dirt road that went through here.
Still....I can't wait to go back. Explore where the trail once was, and find a new trail through. See changes in the landscape from one storm. Why do I love this trail, this area? It was one of the first places we took Wilco to romp. The first time I rode the trail with some friends I felt on top of the world. This isn't an easy trail. But I did it. I rode it. (I only fell once). I love the hoo doos you turn left at, and the sandstone in the sunset. I love that when you get to the top of the mesa you can see to Arizona, Utah and Colorado. And now I love that it has been changed with one storm. Makes me feel small and human and alive.
As you can see...they're just starting to eat real food now!