Utah road trip. Day 2

Today I actually got out on my bike and hit the trail. I liked it. My first taste of Utah mountain biking was Bearclaw Poppy, just a little bit outside St. George. Even though I grew up in the desert, I really wasn’t prepared for the heat. Even though the tempature was around 100, it felt more like 120 with the heat reflecting off the desert floor. Plus, the sun was so outrageously strong I got UV burns under my jersey. I GOT SUNBURNT THROUGH MY SHIRT.

After spending the night in the Wal-Mart parking lot I went over to Bloomington Park to do some yoga, stretch, and make breakfast. After my relaxing early morning, I headed out to the Bearclaw trailhead. It took a bit of effort to find it because you have to wander through a residential neighborhood, but I managed.

Now, here’s some pictures!

Park here, then ride across the gorge. The trailhead is on the other side of the distant hill.

This is the trailhead and the very hot desert floor


Found a creek to cool my swollen feet

Later that night I went out to take some photos. It was really dark.

Here is a pretty cool video of the trail. Things look a little different since the these guys made the video, but you get the general idea.

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