We had a full day with Carnage Canyon, Fireman Hill and Left Hand Canyon, and we were ready to head down to the pavement. We were at the upper kiosk on Left Hand Canyon, and we planned on taking Castle Gulch on the way out.
We started down and it was immediately rocky. This would be a fun climb, so we'll have to come check that out someday. As a downhill run, though, it was very bumpy as the rocks moved around under our tires.
We soon came to the intersection that used to go to the Victor Mine, but found that gated and closed with very little room to turn around. The rocky portion was over, though, and we headed down on a smooth trail through the pine trees.
It was a relaxing trip on the way down. We did hear shots near us and came around a corner to find two people shooting across the trail. There was a house nearby, and it didn't seem like a good idea to shoot there. We also found a sign at the trailhead later that politely asked all shooters to shoot in Left Hand Canyon instead of in Castle Gulch.
We kept heading down at each intersection, and soon we came around a corner to find pavement intersecting our trail. The Castle Gulch trailhead is a single lane track with a fence on one side and mountain on the other side. It ends at the pavement with no room to air up.
We headed down the road a bit until we found a suitable place to pull off and air up our tires. It was a long day, but a fun one. We had really seen a lot of the Left Hand Canyon area and we already had plans to run some of the trails in the other direction. It's a fun area to spend the day.
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