We had explored Lily Lake already and now it was time for Wurts Ditch. It was smooth and wide as we climbed into the trees. We were wondering what the "ditch" was all about.
The trail leveled off and we came to a crossroads. This was Slide Lake. We ran Slide Lake and then came back to this spot to continue Wurts Ditch.
The trail crossed over the ditch, and then it followed it. We could drive fairly quickly on the smooth road, but we were worried about oncoming cars so we kept the speed down.
It was such a weird trail! It followed the ditch the whole way, with a big drop-off on both sides of the trail. In many places, passing another vehicle would have been impossible.
Who was Wurts and why did he build the ditch? We have no idea. After a bit of research on the Internet, we still don't know.
There were a couple of nice waterfalls, and then it got even more interesting when the smooth trail just ended. It suddenly turned uphill on a narrow and rough trail. It was a very drastic change, much like on No Name Gulch.
We climbed up 425 feet to the intersection with Yoder Gulch, still wondering about the weirdness of Wurts Ditch. We drove up Yoder Gulch just a bit, to the intersection with No Name Gulch. Then we took No Name Gulch back out to the highway.
What a weird trail! This would be a great one to ride on a mountain bike if you just wanted to enjoy scenery.