We didn't expect to find any real challenges out in the woods around Teller City. It's always wet with rain, marshes, and ponds, so big obstacles don't usually get formed. However, we left the easy trail on Teller City to find a lot of challenges along Jack Creek, and it was a blast.
After lunch at Teller City, we headed south on Jack Creek at the intersection. It was bumpy at the start, but nothing too challenging. We enjoyed the trip through the trees. Then we talked to someone on an ATV with a grin on his face, telling us both spurs at the intersection dead ended but were worth the trip. We bounced our way through some bigger rocks, looking forward to what we'd find on the spurs.
At the intersection, we turned right first. The creek crossing wasn't deep, but it was fun. The trail ended after a short distance, and we got out to check out the scenery. It looked like the trail used to continue for a little distance to get to the hiking trail, but the creek had washed it out. You could see what was left, not used by vehicles for a long time. It wouldn't have gone far, though. It was very scenic, and we stopped for a bit. We stood in the small amount of snow there, but we didn't wade through the creek to check out any of the hiking trail. Then we headed back to the intersection.
The other spur started out the same as what we'd seen, but then it suddenly headed up the side of the steep hill. There were a few switchbacks and long stretches of shelf roads as we climbed. Then, the scenery made our jaws drop. The mountain views were incredible.
The top was a tight turnaround, and we didn't hang out. It was chilly and it looked like it was going to rain. We didn't get very far before it started raining, though, and Mike quickly put his windows in. That was the end of our decent weather, and it would rain for the rest of the day.
This was a pretty cool trail, and we'd definitely do it again. It was fun on the way down, too, and very scenic.