Saturday, January 22, 2011


It's been the busiest I've been in 8 or 9 years, and coincidentally the best riding fall and winter in Salida since the first couple years I lived here, 2001, 2002, 2003.

And, Salida Mountain Trails kicked out some incredible new trail miles this year. The North Backbone, which I had a role in conceiving of about 6 years ago, turned into 3 miles of incredible trail. Started by a Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado project in June, finished in October. The Little Rainbow, also part of a plan that I helped write in March of 2005, was built by machine in September. Boom, 7 miles of beginner/intermediate singletrack. Also a re-route of the Sand Dunes Trail, finished this past Spring, and new routes up Pauli Trail to our double-black trail, Unkle Nazty. I'm counting something like 12 miles of new trail in 2010.

Here are a few shots (all shot this month):

1 comment:

Steve Elder said...

Thanks for this update (and for your VT report). I look forward to checking these out this season. Love your blog and have been following it for years. Keep it rollin'! Steve Elder