Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Letter "M"

The letter for this week's Alphabet Photo Challenge is "M".
I decided to do my "M" post like I did my "L" post...use only photos from a trip.
This time it was a day trip to the Mountains for some Mountain biking.

This first photo probably has nothing to do with "M" except that I took it at the top of the Mountain at the ski patrol building.  I think it's quite clever and cute!  What a great idea for using old skis!


  My dear hubby and I rode the ski lift up to the top (our Mountain bikes went for a ride too!).
Then, we headed out to enjoy some of the Many Miles of new single track trails the resort recently built.  Most of the people there were riding on the downhill and stunt trails.  That made it nice for us.
It seemed like we had the place almost totally to ourselves.  We only saw a couple cars when we
were near a road at the top.  And, we saw a few hikers.  Otherwise, the single track trails
were all ours!  It was fun riding through the trees on some trails we'd never been on...


It's Monsoon season and we've had a lot of clouds lately.  We were hoping to experience some rain that day but it never happened.  We did enjoy the clouds, the shade, and cooler temps they gave us.
This is what it looked like up on some of the ridges of the Mountain...


That's Me!...


We took a break at a great look-out point.  The views were amazing but not good for photos because of the hazy, Moist air from the clouds.  I looks like I'm Meditating but I'm just enjoying a little snack.
And, the cold wind that felt so refreshing because of all the heat we've had lately.


There's my Mountain bike and a hazy glimpse of the Magnificent view I had from my big rock...


On the way back down, we stopped to look at a Meadow filled with what I always thought was 
Skunk Cabbage.  But, I just looked it up and now I'm not sure.  But, this area is always 
so pretty and worth a stop.  Obviously....much prettier in person.


 We rode over 10 miles at about 8,000 feet of elevation!  Whew!
That earned us a Mexican feast!  And, a Margarita!  Yum!


On our way back to the truck from the restaurant, we Marvelled at this amazing wood Mountain bike...


I've been putting off this post for a couple days because I was taking photos of more things that start with "M".  But, I decided to keep it simple and all about our afternoon in the Mountains.

Have a Marvelous week!  :-)

13 comments:

Sandy O' @ My Yellow Swing said...

Looks like you had TOO MUCH FUN!! The pictures make me want to travel your way! Beautiful bike! and the wooden bike is amazing!

Delighted Hands said...

Great tour of 'M's'! I have never seen a bike made of wood-beautiful!

I miss rocks like that-we have them in the form of sand! lol

Roxie said...

What a splendid day. Clearly, it made a big M-pression on you.

Cindie said...

Great 'M' post!

Michelle said...

I like all of your "M"s!

Art and Sand said...

Marvelous method of memorializing Ms.

Erin said...

Trying to catch up after being very behind! Such beautiful photos! Fun post, too.

September Violets said...

Marvelous misty mountains! The trail looks like a nice easy ride ... I've seen some mountain bike trails that I don't even want to WALK on let alone ride my bike. Have a great weekend! Wendy

Benita said...

Beautiful view from your "meditation" rock! And that Mexican meal looks Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Acorn to Oak said...

September Violets - The sections of trail shown in the photos were the easy sections. Much of the trail required climbing (which was even tougher because of altitude); technical things like tight turns, rocks, sand, drop offs, etc.; and slightly scary downhills. But it was fun and very rewarding. :-)

Judy S said...

Great pix!! I especially love that ski chair!!

Looks like you had a fabulous day for your ride :-)

111 LaLa Lane said...

Your mountain biking is impressive and what pretty views! Good for you!

KarenB said...

You've been really hitting the trails lately! I'm impressed!