One run that made the short list in these closing days - and one that got pushed off the list last year - was a trip around the Adams Gulch big loop in Sun Valley. One of my favorite runs in the area, I love how the route quickly leaves the populated lower gulch trails for the solace of true backcountry, with soft singletrack and great views of the Boulders and Pioneers.
A quick photo tour from yesterday's outing with Brad and Tizz.
|On the Connector between Adams Gulch and Harpers. Dry grass. New snow up high. Autumn.|
|One of many great overlooks. Trying to figure out exactly how we got here.|
|Evergreen holding court, as Brad passes through.|
|Curvature: Cruising the ridge, not too far from the top of the climb.|
|Things are looking up...|
|Long shadows on new snow in the Castle Rock burn.|
|Tizz questioning my nutrition choices.|
|Where's mom? We kept on the move.|
|Coming off Lanes trail. Fall in full swing.|
|Back to the now-full trailhead.|