We thought Wells Ridge would take us out to the pavement to the north, but it wasn't meant to be. Our backup plan was to take Miller Creek out, so we started it from the southern end and headed north. When we got to the spur to Dynamite Lake, we realized how late in the day it was getting so we skipped it. There is always something more to do.
When we got to the first intersection, we decided to leave Wear Park for another day. We took the most squiggly route on the map, which usually means the best route. It was a guess, though.
We were in and out of groves of aspen trees and healthy pine trees, and it felt like we were seeing every shade of green. It was very lush and nice. It didn't take us long to get all the way down to the bottom.
The Wells Ridge trail was a bit of a let down because we couldn't get all the way through. The steepest section was for OHVs only. We wanted to see the other end, so we took the spur off of Miller Creek to go find it. That ended up being a fun spur, because it started with a drive through the creek. There were some great camp spots, and some cool cabins up on the hill.
The far end of Wells Ridge was also made smaller, and we found the spur also ended at one of those metal sets of bars. So, the spur wasn't very long for us. We still enjoyed hanging out at one of the camp spots we found, checking out a tree that someone had almost chopped down.
We cruised up to the trailhead and then onto the pavement heading west. We cut around to find the start of Hay Flat so we could see the rest of the trail.