Fall Continues Its Wonderful Grip
And I fear we're going to pay for it with snow and cold come April. Nonetheless, I'll ride in shorts as long as I can. Temperatures in Waterton Canyon today are iffy. I find shorts to be sufficient in the sun, yet wish for tights in the shade.
When I reached single-track, the majority of the canyon was in shade. However, above the river, forest temperatures are warmer.
Most of the trail is devoid of snow, although, a few icy sections lie in wait for a victim not paying attention.
By March, the above trail segments will be drifted in with several feet of snow. This segment is always last to melt as well.
After I finished my climb, I started out of the canyon as the foothills slowly gave in to dusk. At this point, temps were dropping fast, and I scolded myself for not putting tights in my pack. I beat the dark and cold, but not by much.
Up-next, Deer Creek Park...