From this point on, there may be some numbers and simple math...be warned.
Things get a little fuzzy here, but I was starting to feel a little tired. 44 miles sounds like more than I wanted to do now. However, I really wanted to ride the rest of Trapper Creek. So, I thought I would continue on down to Geisinger Camp and attempt to flag down a boat to haul me across the thorofare. Then I could make my way over to Plowboy Camp and head back down to Reeder Bay with 31 miles. 31 sounded better than 44. And a boat ride sounded fun, although somewhat of a gamble.
Whereas the upper section of Trapper (to Trapper Camp) was amazing and all clear, the lower section of Trapper to the end was in terrible shape. I have noticed over the last 3-4 years that as trees go down on that trail, less effort is getting put into clearing them. This last year has been particularly bad for this area. Root balls have ripped up sections of the trail and downfall is piled up in layers. There are some reroutes around some of the worst sections. Some rideable and some not. Honestly, I don't know that I have seen such wind damage on a trail. Sadly, if the last few years are any indicator, this section of trail may be on it's way out.
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All this kinda made me think it may be time to bring back the Round the Lake ride...