Dennis and Drew (with the requisite technology on hand) were doing mapping for the Forest Service.
It was (nicely) pointed out to us that our USFS maps information is 14 years old. This explains why we can’t find certain trails. Still, I like our going the paper route as opposed to our using a GPS since it makes this trip seem like more of an adventure.
Dennis and Drew mentioned that there are two trails we might take, and said that the La Garita Trail is the easier of the two. Even so, this was no cakewalk. The trail was rocky, steep, and log-strewn. I’d never ridden anything like this before, so my stomach was in my throat on both the up and downhill stretches.
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