I thought some of you would appreciate some current Top of the World trail pics and I wanted to see what the condition the trail was in after all the recent rains we have had. I ran it today on my bike. It was 80 degrees at the Dewey Bridge at 7am this morning. We are probably in for a hot time my Friends.
I wanted to see how fast I could get to the end of the trail, so I took all of the pictures on the way back down.
The first real obstacle was much more exposed than it was in April. The rain had washed it out quite a bit of dirt. No way could my FJ get over this without some rock stacking.
This is one of the by passes for the previous obstacle. In my opinion, even tho it appears otherwise, this line is harder than the first pic.
And the last option. It's much tougher than it appears in this photo but the easiest of the three options.
Here's another fun section. This would be a great time to have an automatic tranny. My clutch got a good work out today.
I made it to the top in 34 minutes flat from the Dewey Bridge.
Not much snow hanging onto the LaSalle's.
Had the trail to myself. Not much competition this time of year. That dirt road in the distance is Onion Creek Trail. A very easy, but beautiful and fun trail.
Overall the trail looks a little bit more difficult than it did three months ago. Non of the changes are due to motorized travel. This trail is 90 percent rock. Not much a rubber tire is going to damage here. The massive amounts of rain have eroded it here and there, exposing the huge rocks.
Personally, I would not attempt this trail without some lift and some impressive skid plates.