A week ago I was making powder turns off Mt. Tallac. Today I went on a 3 hour mountain bike ride in shorts. Certainly the weather in the Sierra is a bit crazy, but this seemed particularly strange. Mid-seventies after a few feet of snow last week? Yeah, no global weirding here.
But, seeing that it really is beyond our control, we went with it. With a lot of sunblock, for there was a lot of exposed pale skin.
Trail conditions at the lower elevations range from dry to wet and muddy to snowy. Our goal was south facing trails located far from creeks, and surprisingly we found pretty dry trails for the most part. Even found snow-free climbing to 7000 feet by Cold Creek.
And while I’ll always be more of a powder hound than a dirt jumper, I was pretty happy to see my trusty single-speed again.