With temperatures in the 60's today, I couldn't pass up the chance to get back my biking legs. Since the trails are still too wet to ride I chose to take the road. Today's chosen route, Highway 39, the road up to Causey Reservoir. Traffic on Highway 39 in the spring is almost nonexistent. Few snowmobilers are making there way up to Monte Cristo since the snow is melting quickly and the campgrounds are not yet open for those willing to spend a very cold night camping. I did spot a few trucks parked along the side of the road where some lucky guys that didn't have to work today were enjoying fishing. A few other people were horseback riding in the fields at the base of the dam. It was just a perfect day to be outside.
Highway 39 is a great ride to get back into shape. The road meanders up the canyon following the south fork of the Ogden river. The climb is fairly steady with a few short harder climbs. The tough part is the final climb up to Causey dam. Don't stop at the spillway though, continue the lung busting climb to the top for the best views. My climbing motto, "I only climb to descend," doesn't really apply to this climb. Unfortunately, every time I get to the top the winds pick up and I get a terrible headwind heading back down which makes me work harder than I wanted. No matter though, the ride was beautiful and well worth the work. Total miles about 22 round trip. For maps and more description see Road Routes under the "Trails" tab.
Stephanie and Debbie, stay-at-home moms who don't stay home.