Over the last decade, we'd done some of the trails off of Tiger Road many times. But somehow we'd managed to skip the entire Golden Horseshoe area of trails. We were going to fix that, and we had a lot of miles to cover. It was a network of trails and we wanted to see most of it. We found a pull-out near the trailhead for Brewery Hill to air down, and the weather was chilly. The skies were clear, though, so it promised to be a great day.
The aspen trees in the area were almost done with their yellow leaves, so we didn't have much fall color to see. Most of the trees were pine trees, anyway. It was a nice climb and a relaxing morning in the shade of the big trees.
There were short spaces in between the trees when we could see some of the scenery around us, but we spent most of the time in the trees until we got to Lincoln Park. It was a nice break in an open spot. We made one wrong turn but then finally found our exit down to French Gulch Road.
Monica started down and then saw a spot ahead of her that was a little tippy. It leaned out toward a ravine and a small stream below with no trees to stop a fall. Ahead of that, there was a curve that was even tippier. She walked it and decided to continue. Ben helped by walking on the downhill side and spotting where necessary. It was slow going but Monica made it through.
Everyone else slowly worked their way around the corner. It was tippy and intimidating but no one came close to rolling off of the hill. After that curve, the trail was no longer tippy as we decended all the way down to the road.
We did a little section of Humbug Hill after that so we could get back to Tiger Road where we'd continue our exploration of the area. It looked like it was going to be a great day.