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Friday, July 10, 2015

7-10 Michelson Bike Trail

Michelson Bike Trail

Here's the truck at Mickelson Bike Trail.  You can also see what our back seat looked like as we lived out of the truck basically for 16 days.

My side had personal stuff - clothes, etc.

Scotty's side had the camping stuff.

We started at mile marker 98, Englewood Trailhead and cycled to mile marker 103.  The total trail is 109 miles long, part of the Rails to Trails program.  We started at 9:00 and finished at 10:30.

This was a gravel section of the path that went over creeks and alongside a small mountain.  Again there were many beautiful views.  We could look far down into the valley and see small roads, a faraway town and an abandoned gold mine.  We cycled past streams, fields of daisies, wooden fences, granite boulders, and many fir trees.  We saw chipmunks, a woodchuck and deer.  We passed several other cyclists.  It's easy to see why this trail is so popular.

We passed many fields of wildflowers.

Look between the two poles and you can see a deer running from us.

Just one of the babbling brooks we passed.

We stopped for lunch at Cheyenne Crossing Cafe in Lead (Spearfish Canyon).  It was a quaint looking, rustic looking place.  There was a cafe indoors and an outdoor kiosk to order food also.  Scotty had a HUGE burger with bacon, mushrooms and 2 kinds of cheese.  I had an Indian taco (Indian fry bread covered with a meat sauce, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa and sour cream).  It was huge and fabulous.  I managed to eat all of it.
One of the best meals I'll ever remember, both because it was SO good and I had such an appetite!

We drove up Spearfish Canyon on the scenic byway.  It was a gorgeous drive.  We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls and climbed down the rocks to the stream below.

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