photos were taken in the spring of 1998. Some of these areas were burned
in a forest fire in the
early part of this century.
This photo was
taken near Lovell Summit. The Lovell Summit road is
just over 2 miles from the top to the bottom of the canyon. It runs
through a very nice Pine, Sage and Juniper forest. There are only a few
burn areas visible from this road.
While it is a dirt road, it is also an excellent downhill mountain bike
run. In fact this is the best run in Lovell Canyon that I am aware of. The
road is hardpan and has a few challenging spots. There are virtually no
gravel spots so at least that problem is eliminated. The road can be kind
of 'ridge-y' and control can definitely be an issue. If approached carefully, this
is a safe run.
The most important thing to remember is that you do not see the road ahead
of you. It winds and there are trees and cliffs.
Change is inevitable in the Spring Mountains. Areas that were once
frequented only by true outdoor enthusiasts
are now subject to the clueless vandals who consider these mountains to be
nothing more than a party spot and treat it so poorly.
is an area
which deserves the respect which is so often forgotten in other parts of