The same resting location as in the previous photo, but looking back down Willow Ridge Trail.
Gorgeous end-of-day light. The steepness of that little incline I just trudged up is somewhat concealed by the vegetation along the trail. The 10-ton bike waits patiently for me to finish my Clif bar.
An important technique in bike-dragging is to choose the most level spots possible for stopping. This decreases the amount of energy needed to hold the bike (and oneself) in place without roll-back, while getting ready to advance a few feet further.
Date: August 27, 2007, 18h14