Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at
Capacities up to 56TB and speeds up to 1527MB/s
Handpicked deals...
$3698 $2998
SAVE $700

$2397 $1897
SAVE $500

$1199 $898
SAVE $301

$1299 $1169
SAVE $130

$4499 $3999
SAVE $500

$1399 $1099
SAVE $300

$1499 $1299
SAVE $200

$4499 $3149
SAVE $1350

$2299 $1599
SAVE $700

$2498 $2198
SAVE $300

$1799 $1379
SAVE $420

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$430 $220
SAVE $210

$3399 $2199
SAVE $1200

$6299 $3599
SAVE $2700

$398 $278
SAVE $120

$1499 $1019
SAVE $480

$1279 $719
SAVE $560

$1699 $1549
SAVE $150

White Mountain Peak MTB — The Way Down

What goes up White Mountain Peak must come down.

The two of us bundled up prior to the summit as the weather had turned cold— I wore my Mountain Hardware down jacket, Ibex gloves, and North Face Diad rain/wind shell.

A sort of a meal at cache #3 (on the return )

After a day of high energy, the organic beef jerky sapped my energy— bad choice. But it sure tasted good. The right fuel is critical for sustained efforts, and beef jerky and a candy bar are not it apparently. I should have stuck to Gu energy gel.

Note how the North Face Diad wind/rain shell fits conveniently under the helmet— adding a great deal of comfort and warmth over a jacket with no hood.

Beef jerky gut bomb on its way down from the White Mountain summit, below Barcroft
Photo by Geoffrey Faraghan

Late day weather can be gorgeous, but also cool. Knowing one has a light makes it possible to relax and enjoy the trip down without having to race down to beat the dark.

Descending the short paved section near Patriarch Grove
Ancient Bristlecone Pine with silhouetted by the westering sun, White Mountain Road
Westering sun biker shadow
Photo by Geoffrey Faraghan

It’s a long day, and we cached lights at cache #4 so that we could descend in the dark if need be. Fortunately, we had daylight right up until we returned to our campsite in Silver Canyon.

The Trek SuperFly 100 Elite SRAM XO brakes overheated not far from here, and I had to stop and let them cool. The Shimano XTR brakes had no trouble.

Near the top of Silver Canyon at dusk, ~ 18-25% grades
Sunset in Silver Canyon
A warm glow from a setting sun and high clouds illuminates Silver Canyon

A warm glow from the setting sun fills Silver Canyon with warm light.

Your author about half-way down Silver Canyon at dusk
Your author and friend at the end of the epic ride, back at camp
Photo by Geoffrey Faraghan

World of Sigma and especially Sigma ART Lenses
View all handpicked deals...

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
$2397 $1897
SAVE $500 | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__