Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB

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
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 66 min unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$1129 SAVE $570 = 33.0% $16 FREE ITEMS Canon 18x50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular in All Other Categories
$2797 SAVE $600 = 17.0% $246 FREE ITEMS Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$2598 SAVE $600 = 18.0% Sony a7R III Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$3498 SAVE $1000 = 22.0% Sony a9 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $100 = 10.0% $145 FREE ITEMS Sony DSC-RX100 VA in Cameras: Point and Shoot
$1349 SAVE $150 = 10.0% $111 FREE ITEMS ZEISS 18mm f/2.8 Batis in Lenses: Mirrorless
$1169 SAVE $130 = 10.0% ZEISS 25mm f/2 Batis in Lenses: Mirrorless
$1169 SAVE $130 = 10.0% $90 FREE ITEMS ZEISS 40mm f/2 Batis CF in Lenses: Mirrorless | 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__