Emily & Silent Partner
Yesterday I mentioned we’re at a KOA in St. George Utah. Ok, so technically speaking, we’re actually in Hurricane, UT which is next to St. George.
I suspect Hurricane is called Hurricane because this place blows – literally.
Today it was 43°F (6°C) with 20mph (32kph) winds. ; o
I wasn’t sure what the wind would do to the ride, but today’s journey took us on White Reef Trail to Tipple Trail to Red Reef East Trail to Prospector Trail.
My silent Partner bailed early on due to the face-freezing wind but not me, no siree bob, I was on a mission!
White Reef Trail
White Reef doesn’t offer much in the way of views, but it does offer a nice easy warm up. All trails were easy blues, nothing technical just a bit of fitness. Courtesy of our GoPro 7 you can see my POV.
For me there’s no such thing as a bad day mountain biking, even when my face is frozen in place.
Next up, Tipple Trail offered a sweeping view of the surrounding terrain. By this point I was warmed up and the intense wind was at my back offering a nice little assist up the climbs.
If you’ve ever been to Sedona or Moab this area very much has ‘that’ feel. Replete even with unexpected water crossings.
Red Reef East Trail
Next in line, the Red Reef East trail takes you directly up against the red cliffs of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
The Red Reef East dumps you out into a campground so I took the road from the campground to Prospector Trail just to see what’s there.
I found some hard climbs.
And some sweet single track.
I only rode Prospector for 45min or so, but it was a great trail with some pretty intense fitness.
A Followup On My Wölvhammer Boa Winter Cycling Boots
You may be wondering, how’d my winter MTB boots review in a previous post hold up in this cold?
Absolutely fantastic. Warm and lush. In short – perfect!
Tomorrow’s our last day here. The weather isn’t supposed to blow, at least not so hard, so I hope to bring back some great pics.