Just great riding

The road turned west and headed through a large valley toward the pavement we knew lay ahead. In the meantime, the riding was wonderful. What a great road! I was happy JT discovered it and glad we were able to ride it. But this fine road was not through with us just yet…

Where did it go?

After passing through the gate, we discovered one reason why this road isn’t being used anymore – there isn’t a road. Rains had completely washed it away, as can be seen in the picture above. That big arroyo is where the road used to be but it has been gone for some time now. Luckily it wasn’t too terribly difficult to bypass on the bikes.

No lock

The further we went the more the road deteriorated. Eventually it became a two track and in a few areas a single track. We encountered a gate, not locked, but obviously not being used. There were no vehicle tracks or any signs of use. A little bit later we discovered why…