I ran over to Ken's place Thursday evening and loaded up his trailer (since I sold mine). I loaded my ATV Friday morning and then went over and loaded up Ken's. Ken's hip is getting better but he has me load and unload his ATV (and I wouldn't let him anyway). At 77 yrs old, he's not as nimble as he used to be. We met up with Jeff at his house at 9:00 am and headed up to Snake Creek / Miller Flat trail head.
After unloading, we headed up the road and up top to the junction of Cascade Springs, American Fork and Snake Creek. Instead of continuing on to Tibble Fork we decided to head to Snake Creek trail and take it since it was at least an hour or two ride. Ken mentioned that the gate at the bottom was probably locked and we would have to come back up to the top.
The colors were great with green, yellow, red, and other shades. At the bottom it was quite warm and we found that the gate was not locked but looked that way. We decided to head up a ways to have lunch and I knew as soon as I let Ken lead, he was going to go most of the way up, which he did. I decided to head on up to where the log was across the trail where we had lunch.
After lunch, we headed back down towards the gate. I took a short cut at the bottom and found another way out to the road. Jeff and Ken followed. We made it back to the trail head, loaded up and headed home. What a great day. I really enjoy spending time with good friends. These rides are for the senior citizens and we take it kind of slow. When I go with my younger friends, I know that it's rushed and everyone wants to get to the end as quickly as possible. Since retiring, I have gotten off the fast lane and it's been nice to take it easy and slow at times. But my next ride will be fast and furious at the Swell!!!
|Jeff (left) and Ken taking pictures|
|Ken trying to find a way around the tree that fell across the trail|
|At the bottom of the trail by golf course|
|The Bib Overall twins|
|Looking over the Heber Valley|