05 March, 2009

Chilly Butler Valley

Yesterday clouds were converging from the East, West, and South upon Arcata. It was hard to tell which wind would prevail. It hailed pretty hard earlier so I decided to put off the ride and just cross-train instead.

Today I did the Butler Vally loop again. I was a bit under-dressed since winter weather has returned. There was snow down to about 2,500 ft.

I saw a handful of deer and a herd of about 30 Roosevelt Elk. I slowed to take a picture, but the slower I went the faster they left.

46 miles in 3 hours and 10 minutes, top speed 44 mph.