Old Fulford Trail
We came off of Porphyry Mountain and now we were muddy. That trail was a sloppy good time. We decided to take the Old Fulford Trail down to the main trail on Fulford Cave, so we turned on the first intersection with that trail. We should have gone to the town of Fulford, but we didn't. We'll need to do that next time.
The trail was fun right away. It was narrow and rocky as it worked its way down through the trees. We were lucky that we didn't need to pass anyone. We did see other vehicles coming up from the town of Fulford, but we missed them on our own spurs.
Triangle Reservoir is fed by Triangle Creek and a feeder coming from Graveyard Flats. We got to cross the creek and it was very scenic.
After that, we started heading downhill and the switchbacks started. After the last switchback, we came around the corner to find a dead tree horizontal to the road, not high enough to drive under. We got out to investigate.
It was caught between trees on both sides of the trail, so we were having trouble pushing it out of the way. The flexible aspens on the downhill side would give if we were able to break the dead tree, but we'd need to pull it downhill and away from us. Monica hooked up her winch line to a snatch block on a tree on the other side of the dead tree, and winched it away from the group. It snapped enough to move it, and the rest of the group lifted it up and over, out of the way. That was lucky!
After that adventure, the trail followed an old fence line along a big meadow. It was very, very scenic and we enjoyed it. We passed old fencing and an old corral, and the sun lit up everything in a golden light.
When we got past the meadow, the trail turned rocky for the last bit. There is a switchback that is so tight that you're practically back where you started. Then we crossed another stream and we were out.
That was a great trail! But our plans got a bit derailed when we couldn't take a trail out to I-70. So, we had to talk about what to do next. We needed to head up to Eagle to get gas, so we decided to go to town and talk about our options. The rest of the day ended up being really fun, too, even if it wasn't planned.