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28 viewsGetting started on the Bunker Creek Trail. The trailhead is near the Brian Head summit, and heads East to Panguitch Lake. It's about 13 miles, and mostly downhill.
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25 viewsDoofus, enjoying the rain and thunder near the summit of Brian Head.
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20 viewsOne of the few uphill sections near the beginning of the trail. You are riding at high-altitude, so you might feel that the air is a little thinner than normal.
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18 viewsIt wasn't raining SO hard at the start...
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17 views... and the views along the ridgeline were fantastic.
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33 viewsAlmost 2 miles into the trail, you come to the intersection where the Dark Hollow Trail starts. Head left, and you ride about 14 miles downhill to Parowan. We rode straight, eventually breaking off from the Sidney Peak trail as well.
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4836 viewsOne of the 1st sections of somewhat rocky downhill.
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19 viewsMany swooping mini-valleys like this, with wonderful smelling alpine meadows.
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29 viewsThis isn't fog, it's pouring rain. It wasn't too cold, though. Only a few minutes after this shot, we removed our long sleeve tops and enjoyed the wetness- we don't get that much rain in Vegas!
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21 viewsThis is the hardest uphill of the ride, but we were through it in less than 5 minutes.
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23 viewsSome of these blurry pictures I took while riding the bike. This is part of the aforementioned uphill.
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24 viewsSome of the meadow flowers- we saw whites, yellows, pinks, purples... With the fresh rain, everything was SO green!
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29 viewsWe encountered this retard on the trail. I think he wandered off from his group. He kept saying "Bork bork bork..."
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23 viewsA few of the trails were very heavily rutted- you can see the water damage in front of Briar. I wish we lived closer; we would add some angled rocks along certain sections of trail to aid drainage and prevent erosion.
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21 viewsThis was the most fantastic overlook of the trail. You can see the sheets of rain falling from 3 separate thunderclouds off in the distance. The rocks were SO colorful; the rain and misty conditions hampered the ability of the camera to get an accurate rendition...
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19 viewsBriar, wondering why it's taking me so long to catch up...
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33 viewsStill raining, but we don't mind!
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31 viewsAnother view from this ridgeline, just a few minutes past the previous picture.
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40 viewsA bum picture that actually turned out somewhat cool.
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38 viewsOnce you ride past that ridgeline, you enter some forest singletrack. There is a left or right fork to the trail- the right fork is more technical, the left slightly less so. With her brand new full suspension steed and newfound confidence, Briar voted for the right fork.
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24 viewsA downhill on the right fork.
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55 viewsThis is a very technical section- I knew it would make for a good photo....
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41 views... A REALLY good photo!! :-)
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58 viewsLaughing the whole time, even when her foot was wedged between the fork and wheel. It's a good thing she wore sneakers- those disk brake rotors get HOT!
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