Trish and I decided to take advantage of today's absolutely perfect weather and do a little bit of forest road riding. She took her Mukluk and I took my Scott hybrid. I would have taken my LHT, but the chain has been skipping whenever I ride on dirt. It may be time for a new cassette.
So, after 5 1/2 miles we decided to turn around and go up a different road that forked off from where we parked.
We ended the morning with about 17 miles and only passed one other person. The scenery was wonderful, but unfortunately we didn't see much in the way of wildlife except for some birds and a stray rabbit. We did see plenty of canine scat (probably wolf) along the first road we were on. That may help explain the lack of wildlife, along with the fact that this is a heavily hunted area.
The Mukluk performed very well, and except for a little trouble in some sand, I was able to hold my own. With any luck we'll be more evenly matched next time.