FOUTS SPRINGS OUTING REPORT: by Chas Moser
Apparently the threat of rain and snow kept TBSA at bay. The threat never materialized and it didn't start to sprinkle until Sunday. The weather and dustless trail conditions turned out to be as good as it gets for three days of riding. Chas put on 91 miles of enjoyable mostly dirt road riding north of camp on Thursday and Friday by himself. Chas continued his search for some of the long lost trails in the Black Diamond/Felkner Ridge areas. He thinks that he was successful in at least one or two cases but decided not to pursue the quest too far since he was by himself. The daytime temperatures were fairly moderate considering that it was the middle of January - - in the mid to upper fifties at the lower elevations, but getting much colder up higher and later in the day. On Friday, Chas ran into lots of snow at 6,000+ feet elevation.
Chas actually had Davis Flat all to himself until late Friday when other rigs started showing up. The TBSA contingent of five day riders showed up to ride on Saturday. Bill T. led Robin, Tim, Bill H., Keith and Chas on yet another epic ride showing off the best that Stonyford has to offer. The 51-mile ride went along smoothly for the most part, the principal exceptions being the challenging, rocky, steep 'Whiteface Trail' (#38) at the BEGINNING of the ride and Bill T's pesky spline-less shift lever that eventually refused to shift. We all made it up Trail #38, some with a little coaxing. Only a little bit of snow up near Goat Mountain. Attempting to miss the numerous slippery water holes throughout the ride added to the challenge. All in all, a really outstanding ride.
Saturday evening Chas was by himself again therefore left for home Sunday morning.
FOUTS SPRINGS OUTING PHOTOS: by Bill Heinemann
FOUTS SPRINGS OUTING PHOTOS: by Chas Moser