Well, it has been a little while since my last post. As 2016 has gone on, winter has continued to subside. For the short winter time we had, fat biking was some of the best I have ever seen. Several factors contributed to this: fat bike specific grooming, fat bike users in our area have grown significantly, lots of early season snow got packed down with little accumulation coming in 2016 and less walkers on trails because of snow depth.
But all that is changing. One day I rode my fatty around Farragut. South end of park and interior still had a fair amount of snow. Riding was great, except for all the down trees. Major wind event over winter brought down a lot trees and branches. But still some good fatty fun.
Trails near shoreline and at North end of park were free of snow and ice. They also had far less trees on them. I went back the next day with my mountain bike just to hit a bunch of dirt. It was a nice change from all the riding I have been doing on snow/ice. Stay tuned because it looks like lots more trails will be open to mountain biking soon...
|looks somewhat tropical for North Idaho|
|one of the big trees that went down over winter|
|next day with mountain bike|