We drove a long distance and when we parked, despite the presence of a parking lot, nature was in full swing. There were frogs croaking, leaves rustling, birds calling, and crickets singing. It was perfect.
Without much thought, we started biking.
We passed by several abandoned buildings that made us think of Xanadu
We came to a dead end. If we read the map, we would have realized this was the right way.
I crashed my bike trying to make a turn on a mound of sand. The ground was as soft as a bunch of pillows and D said I looked insanely happy as I crashed...probably true
We found a beautiful rock beach. Bless our city hearts as we exclaimed, "these are the kind of rocks they charge you for in the city"
I felt compelled to build this, I mean, how beautiful is this place?
I loved this ancient sign. The whole thing made me think of the Friday the 13th horror movies.
We missed half of the biking trail because it isn't connected and we assumed when we hit the crossbar off of a weird trail, that meant it ended. We ran out of places to bike and called it quits.
Then we realized we were only 20 minutes away from Mars Cheese Castle, and we had to visit. My phone died inside, unfortunately, but here is a glimpse
I ended up purchasing a small chapstick to keep with my biking stuff because it has SPF, some candies that taste like tea, and a small jar of local honey. We also came home with two bags of cheese curds, and one meat stick.
Total miles biked: 5 (don't judge)
For the future:
Read the map
Bring my digital camera
Find trails that are paved
Bring a hat
Check for trail safety
For D: bring a jacket