I needed to get out of dodge for a day so I played hookie on Monday to explore Penny Pines. I came from the Pillsbury side of Elk Mountain Road and stopped at the first trail crossing I saw, unloaded and went for a ride. I had no map but a generally good sense of direction and headed down that first trail I saw, the sign read "willow creek trail". It wound through the woods for a bit then ran into a fire road and the signs said to go right. A couple miles later I found where it turned right again onto a single track and proceded down an awesome twisty trail that traversed and decended through areas that turned from wooded areas to brush. At one point on the way down I thought I was passing someone who had gone to take a piss and realized that someone had just crashed their old suzuki into a tree and left it there for dead. Soon after I hit the creekbed (willow creek I'm guessing) and there's a bit of a screw around area down there. It's kind of a natural break/regroup spot before climbing back up and out of there. The trail snakes up and is fairly steep which made for a fun ride. Here I remember I brought a camera and snap a few pics. The trail down the ridge to the creek Some of the creekbed Some hansome guy I kept climbing up the snake trail and found a nice clearing and place to take a drink and another picture. Snow Mountain in the background. I kept going straight but was tempted by this trail. Good thing I didn't take it becuase after consulting the OHV designated trail map I realized that this trail (NF-9W25) up Bevans Ridge doesn't actually exist anymore and certainly wouldn't take me across rice fork to rice creek road and That route is back to nature and bad juju. Gotta run so this is ending short but Trail 38 looped back around was a blast and I can't wait to explore the area more.