Mornings after a rainstorm in the Ogden Valley are spectacular. The clouds hang low on the mountains and hover over the lake to create a quiet misty morning. I got up early to get some shots of the parks in Eden but couldn't help but take some of the mountains and reservoir.
Not only was my morning beautiful but my evening was just as amazing. Debbie and I decided to take a late mountain bike ride. We left a car at Diamond Peak Sports and drove the other car up to Snowbasin where we unloaded the bikes. We headed down the service road and then connected onto the Maples Trail. It was a bit chilly to begin with but as we descended I no longer noticed the chill. The dirt was perfect! After a speedy downhill we took a right and headed up Middle Fork (our only climb). Once the two mile climb was accomplished the sun was beginning to set. As planned, we took a right at the fork and headed down East Fork. East Fork is an incredible downhill and we highly recommend going up Middle Fork and down East Fork. The only down side of this ride was the bikes we ran into going the opposite direction. We are always baffled by those who ride this (what we consider) backwards. With East Fork behind us, I headed down Wheeler Creek Trail and Debbie (a much faster and better rider than myself) headed up Maples to connect with Icebox and then Wheeler Creek. We met up on the road above Wheeler Creek and made for the trailhead at North Arm. As usual, North Arm was a sweet easy finish to our ride. All that was left to do was get the car at Diamond Peak Sports so we could shuttle back to Snowbasin for the other car. What a great day!
Stephanie and Debbie, stay-at-home moms who don't stay home.