About a year and 1/2 ago, I was layed up paralized in a hospitel bed, making out a list of things I wanted to do when I recovered. I had already done a few things I listed that day, (and only have a few more to go!) but now I can mark one more of the list. Ride the Juniper Ridge Trail in the GP. I had tried to hit this trail a few times before, but it never worked out. This time everything came together, and Ken (ken74) and I had and absoulate epic ride!!! We started out a few miles north of Trout Lake from a pullout where we parked the truck. We headed up the 23 for a few miles and nice paved twistys. Great little warm up for the killer single track that lay ahead. Luckley, I had found a great map online of the area that showed the trails and roads in great detail. Here is a link http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/trailbikes/documents/trailspresent6248.pdf We turned west on the 90 and hit the detour road that would take us up to Council Lake and the start of the Boundry trail. Loved the way they marked the detours. We were looking for a sign, not a ribbn tied to a bush. Got a little lost but found a nice view. Would be the first of many. After a few wrong turns, we made it to Council Lake and headed west on the Boundary trail towards Juniper Ridge. I dident shoot many pics on the way to Juniper. It is a very pretty ride but the bright sun makes for bad pics when in the deep woods. Also, you need to keep your eye on the trail, as one little mistake and you are walking out, as your bike will be 300 yards down a VERY steep cliff. Once you hit the Juniper Ridge trail you are welcomed by some tough but fun switch backs that just keep coming one after another. Fun but a little tricky at times. Well worth the effort as you are rewarded buy some of the best single track and scenery in the country. Once at the ridge we stopped for lunch and a much needed rest. And this is what awaited us after lunch More to come soon.