Last year I started doing the Kitsuma loop twice. Great training for ORAMM, but somewhat monotonous after a while. Last night I decided to continue on the route up to Star Gap. I decided that I could continue on up Heartbreak from there, or turn around and head back home.
The single track on Kitsuma:
When I got to the rail road tracks this is what I saw:
Apparently this happened just last week. The forest floor was scorched all the way up to Star Gap. Farther up I came saw something interesting. Looking at the picture below, you can see where the fire was not able to jump the trail. The forest below the trail is scorched while the forest above the trail is untouched. Hmmm, another reason for more mountain bike trails: they contain forest fires!!!
I felt good, better than I have in a couple of weeks. I can now understand what the pros mean when they say they are "coming back into form".
The Black Mtn Range:(the dates in the pictures are not correct. Jubal turned the date stamp on inadvertently!!!)
Have a great day.