Not to far after the water hole we came to an overlook, the town of Salida could be seen below.
We had a quick lunch and fueled up in Salida. When we arrived the sun was shining hot and bright, by the time we were ready to leave storm clouds were moving in. Our route took us right in the direction of the storm clouds, and over Marshall Pass. There are 2 roads that lead up to Marshall pass on the east side, Marshall Pass Road and FR203. FR203 is rocky two track and that is the one we took. It had rained in this area just before we arrived and the baby heads were wet and slick.
We took a break right after the rockiest section, we were at about 10,000 ft. Mike was struggling with the rocky trail and high elevation. He suggested turning around and going back, I offered to go ahead while he rested and check out the trail. I scouted ahead for a couple miles and returned telling the guys that the most difficult riding was behind us.
Steep, wet and slippery on theses pigs.
Tuckered out we arrived at the pass.