Salt Creek fall ride

Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

Pictures of Salt Creek Valley ride

Miles: 22 Weather: Blue skies, white clouds, 60 degrees, perfect riding weather.

I started out about 4:30 pm on Monday, riding east, taking the bike route along Covenanter and Bill Mallory to get to 446. I headed south on old 446, riding most of the way to Pine Grove Church, but I first turned left (east) along Gross Road. It follows a long ridge into the Salt Creek valley north of the lake, about 2 miles. After a bit, it turns to gravel, and becomes forest all around before descending into the valley. It ends at Friendship Rd, also gravel; it follows the course of Salt Creek to the lake from SR 46. I took a picture of the creek, it was down, but still a third full.

Gross Road, along the ridgeRans in the woodsSalt Creek

I rode north to the bridge crossing Salt Creek, and then on to SR46. I made a quick sprint to Gettys Creek Road just about sunset, and took a picture of the ridge. I rode to Kerr Creek and took it up to SR46 and home via the Polly Grimshaw Trail, it was dark by 7:30 pm.

Bridge on Friendship RoadBirdie Galyan Ridge

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