Saturday, January 30, 2016

Snow Days and 1/30/16 Lower Wilson Ridge Spike and Big O. A perfect snow day choice.

It snowed us in for a few days last weekend: 1/22, 1/23, and 1/24. I was a little under the weather and didnt get out in it to play at all but I did get a few shots of Starla and Felix.
On Saturday, January 30th I hit the road early and was riding my bike up Brown Mountain Beach Road heading to Lower Wilson Ridge for some Little Spike action by 8:45. My goal was to be pedaling up the sloppy road while it was still frozen since the temperature was forecast to be 50.

The Little Spike (up and back down where Lower Wilson Ridge dumps into 1328 / Brown Mountain Beach Road, was in great shape. There was minimal snow and what was there was not muddy and it was all ride-able.
This was the snow at the very top of Little Spike.

One of my favorite down hill sections.

Brown Mountain Beach road was a little sloppy in places but overall in good shape. The shot below is what most of Craig Creek Road, FS982  looked like.

Turkey Tracks on the trail. 
There were two MTB tracks on 198 but they did not take the Big O turn off. There were no bike tracks on any of B.O. I stopped a few times and picked up some recently fallen branches and pulled up some thorn branches. Almost everything was ride-able and I got a great workout. Some of the uphills in the snow are pretty challenging.