Friday, September 26, 2014

This is the time of year when the fall colors in the Utah high country can be spectacular, particularly around Navajo Lake. I always try to get some late season rides in while the weather is still good because when the curtain of winter drops for the season it is usually final! This weekend was the last weekend expected to have decent weather so I was on it!

Starting off on the Navajo Lake loop.

Starting off on the Navajo Lake loop from the Dike trailhead

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At Spruces saddle on the Virgin Rim trail.

At Spruces saddle joining the Virgin Rim trail.

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Viewpoint on the 3 mile downhill to Teah.

Viewpoint on the 3 mile downhill to Teah.

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Back on the Lake Loop and under 10,000 feet.

Back on the Lake Loop and under 10,000 feet.

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Navajo Lake is always a little low in the fall.

Navajo Lake is always a little low in the fall.

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This really is single-track to die for!

The Navajo Lake loop really is single-track to die for!

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Nothing to look at here, just keep moving along.

Nothing to look at here, just keep moving along.

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This should be the last good weekend for fall color here at the lake.

This should be the last good weekend for fall color here at the lake.

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Then there is the Lava Fields at the east end.

Then there is the Lava Fields at the east end.

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Oh my, that was a fast 13 mile loop! 1500 feet of climbing at 10k feet.

Damn, that was a fast 13 mile loop! 1500 feet of climbing at 10k feet.

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