20 miles, 4000 feet… in 4 hours at 5mph. This is what an endurance ride in the snow is like.
We had ~6” in the past 48 hrs. The trails I rode on are popular with skiers and snowshoers, so rideable if you wait for a few hours to allow them to get compacted.
Edit: I should clarify that my neighbor grooms the trails every few days, and without that they would be unrideable. After a fresh snow fall, it just takes a few ski or snowshoe tracks to compact the fresh powder enough to ride.
Beautiful day, but cold, so not a good day for Vitamin D despite all the sun. The aspens looked pretty however.
In the spring when we get the freeze-thaw cycle, the surface in this snowfield hardens to a crust you can ride on. It’s super grippy, a bit like riding on Moab slickrock. We’re a few weeks away from those weather conditions however.
I’m getting tired of winter though. Itching to break out some skinner tires.