Another fantastic day of riding at Chappie! Our group of 5 riders headed out from Copley Mountain staging area under grey skies, a low snow line and even lower temps... We headed up the 4 to 9 and that's when the fun started - 1 to 2 inches of snotty mud that made climbing interesting and the descents more of a toboggan run! We took our time, everyone stayed upright, and left the bad mud behind when we hit 12 and then across the continuation of 9 (great riding!) to 15 (snow on the upper reaches), which we took to 2. Down 2, down 17, up 76, out 2 to the lake overlook at the old mine. We thought about continuing on 2 and taking 26 on the way back, but given the northern exposure, snow and one fairly new rider, we took 2 back to 17 and then 3 back to Copley mountain. Damn fine day of riding!! 50 miles, which is the most that I've done in a single day. Back at the staging area, the sun came out as did the 2 growlers of beer and we spent a good hour re-hashing the day and planning the next. So, question for those that know Chappie: how's 26?