Monday, August 9, 2010
I just walked in from a half day of work and a quick jaunt around Bent Creek. Sophiedog came along for it all. Unfortunately, she wasn't feelin' the high-pace of the route I chose: South Ridge->Sleepy Gap->Explorer... By the time we arrived at the gravel road to head over to Lower Sidehill Sophie was spent. We turned around and went back to the car via Explorer->Pinetree->Campground connector. Sophie is great on slow technical trails but I'm afraid Bent Creek may be just too fast for her anymore.
Despite the short distance the ride was spectacular. Temps in the 80's, sunny skies, talkative folks in the parking lot, and more riders/runners coming from all directions than I've seen in a long time. Plus, you know, I was on my bike in Pisgah with the dog. Not much beats that.