It's a little crazy that we don't do Pickle Gulch very often. It's a fun trail in a pretty area close to town. It's possible that we usually choose Jenny Creek when we're there, and Pickle Gulch might get a bit more attention now that Jenny Creek isn't as interesting as it once was. We had a good time on both trails, though.
The sun was setting as we made our way onto the trail. It was fun to start up rocky hills right after getting started. We all picked our lines through the rocks, and we all had a great time.
The rockiness continued as we climbed, keeping things fun. Still, all good things must come to an end and we found ourselves at the top of the ridge. The long shadows were making the scenery look pretty cool.
We stopped at the Snowden Mine, of course. We didn't explore too much, but we did get out at the top to consider our paths. Monica and Matt went down the middle hill, and Holly elected to skip it. It's a fun hill, and we didn't tackle the steepest one or try to go up them. We also didn't take the spurs there, so we headed back to the main trail.
The trail after the mine is fairly mellow, but we enjoyed it. When we got to the spur to Michigan Hill we decided to go see what we'd find. It was definitely more narrow and tight in spots, but it was rocky fun. We went up and over the hill and started heading down, and when we got to a slightly open area we saw it was getting tighter and even less used, so we turned around. Just then, a truck on its own came through and continued along. Maybe next time for us.
We headed back out to the main trail and soon found the end at Apex Road. We aired up there, and actually made it out to pavement before the sun was down. It was a long day, but a really good one!
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