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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

trail ride for december 25

with temperatures hovering right around freezing and not one cloud in the sky, Jen and i ventured forth to the far west end of the valley for a rare treat of holiday trail riding. here's a few images from the Kokopelli's trail at Rabbit Valley and the Western rim as well.




Jen breaking trail on the way out


winter conditions make for some additional effort on the climbs- but the scenery is well worth the sufferin'.




single track on the Western Rim; the arid conditions of the high desert causes snow to evaporate directly to the atmosphere, rather than melting and forming puddles of standing water on the trail.




the overlook above the Western rim appears much different in the winter as compared to what we usually see in the summer




the rigors of winter training often call for special hot embrocations or sometimes a "little buddy" filled with a cold-resistant beverage for the back pocket of the jersey. happy holidays from ABANDON YOUR CAR 

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