Paunsaugunt Enduro: check!

It was a real pleasure to show some of my favorite terrain to others.

Riding rims with grins.

I chose to ride the long one.  I've seen all the route at one time or another, but to string it all together in a day - well I just wasn't sure it could be done.  The warnings about carrying bivvy gear were real.  After a water top-off at the Robinson Guzzler I plunged off the plateau into the no-mans land known as the southern traverse - this is also part of the Trans Utah route.  Midway down the descent is this sandy knoll with a view.

It is very challenging terrain.  Sand, steep, remote, dry, hotter than the plateau.  Full of wildlife!  I'd only been here once before and it was as good as I remembered. 

The route leaves the Grandview and heads up the Crawford pass trail.  Great riding to be had here, but you pay dearly for it...

I had to get it rolling from Crawford pass just to get to camp before dark...meanwhile one lone warrior got to experience some summer storms on the south end of the route, far from camp and a forced bivvy ensued. In camp we got a lot of hail.

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