Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mountain Biking at Sacramento Pass Recreation Area, Nevada

 When I was reading my friend Jenny's blog about their trip to the recently-opened Sacramento Pass Recreation Area, I was inspired to go for a visit.

They have a really nice sign with lots of information.

While my husband and Desert Girl tried their luck at fishing, Desert Boy and I decided to try one of the hiking/mountain biking/equestrian trails. To make it a little easier, we biked up the road to the equestrian trailhead, which also has three very nice campsites. Then we started down the trail.

It was fun mountain biking!

We reached some obstacles where we had to walk the bikes.

The trail was well marked in some places and in others we had to do a little searching. We rebuilt a couple rock cairns that had fallen over.

A little bit of the trail was flat and smooth.

A lot of the trail had rock obstacles.

I was quite impressed with how Desert Boy handled his bike.

Here's a video that shows Desert Boy going over a particularly rocky section.

We were getting a little tired after mile two, and the aspens sort of took over the trail. Nevertheless, we persevered, as we knew we were close.
It turned out to be a great ride, and we look forward to going back and trying out some of the longer trails.

Meanwhile, Desert Girl had learned to cast well.

We had forgotten the worms, so we only got two trout in about 2.5 hours, so we'll have to go back and work on that too!
Sac Pass is definitely on our list for camping next year. The BLM did a really nice job renovating this area, and we'll be back!

1 comment:

jhami said...

I was impressed with the renovations! We will have to try biking too!

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