A little higher up on Willow Ridge Trail is a short level stretch that lasts for about a tenth of a mile.
I happily remount the bike here and ride it the short flat distance before getting off and returning to dragging it up more hill.
Yes, I do remember this easy spot, a brief moment of relief that teased my senses during last year's trip.
The Willow Ridge Trail can be seen climbing further in the middle of the photo. It looks so easy in the photo, and is probably an easier climb for backpackers without a 10-ton bike!
Date: August 27, 2007, 17h54