My first proper ride was in the MacDonald Forest. This is where I first started mountain biking over 20 years ago. I managed to ride most of the old trails that I remembered plus a few new ones. I struggled a fair bit but part of that could have been the heat. The temperature managed to reach 40 degrees (a new record high for the day).
|View of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range foothills from Dimple Hill|
I rode up the Horse Trails to Lewisburg Saddle. Then down the other side of the saddle on Alpha. I manged to miss thhe turnoff I wanted and went a little futher down the other side of the saddle than I wanted to. I found a way back up to Extendo (we used to call it 'that trail we rode twice that one day'). From there I rode up to Dimple Hill. From the top of Dimple Hill, Dan's Trail took me back to where I started from.