Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekend Recap

Yes it's Thursday, but it's time for a weekend recap. We've been busy with weekend warriors and working on the house. Some serious headway has been made on the house this summer. Tons of house updates are currently sitting in draft  mode and coming soon to a blog near you.

This past weekend we spent more time having fun than working on the house. Saturday we headed to Carson City ran a few errands and road the V&T railroad - Toast of the Canyon. For more about our ride check out the blog post I wrote for Carson City here.

The McCould No.18

All Smiles

Sunday we got up early and drove towards Spooner for a little mountain biking on the Flume Trail. There are a few different options. Two popular routes are - 13 miles and shuttle back to the Spooner Lake Day area or the 22 miles loop. Either way, the first 4 miles are up hill with varying pitches. I made sure to read up on the Flume Trail tips before biking it.  I was stoked to give the Specialized Myka Expert HT 29er a good challenge. She had been good to me so far and did not disappoint Sunday.

Stopping to enjoy the view.
By the time we hit Marlette Lake a break was due. Roxy needed to cool off and went for a swim. This crazy girl was in the water before anyone had a chance to throw a stick.  We chilled, snacked and hydrated before heading down the trail.

Roxy cooling off with a swim
Heading back to the Spooner Lake day area was a breeze...ALL DOWN HILL. Roxy was beat when we reached the car. Lets just say she was passed out before we pulled out of the parking lot.

Headin' down hill
Start: Spooner Lake day use area, State Route 28
End: State Route 28 for the shuttle or Spooner Lake day area for the loop
State Park Entry Fee: Drive in $10, Bike in $2 per person
Bike Rentals Available: Yes, Trailhead Mountain Bike Rentals

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