We started at busy Oak Creek trail head. No matter what the weather, the trail head is always busy with hikers, dogs, bikes and runners.It's a steady but easy climb for about 3.5 miles. The bad thing about the weather conditions is the extremes from being too hot when climbing to freezing when descending or stopped. Our turn around point was at the big intersection just short of the top. We hadn't planned to ride all the way to the viewpoint, and we were wet and cold, ready to be back in the car. Shortly before arriving at the top we hit a skiff of snow. None on the road, but you could find it along the hillsides and just off the trail.
|It's official, we rode in snow...I can justify that Snow bike now!|
Thankfully the ride back down is very quick. The only downside was I lost my safety glasses, and had to descend with no eye protection...here's to mud in your eye!