Tried my best to bomb down the blue trail but there were more than a few dabs. Crazy shit. The white rocks were some sort of quartz. I remember seeing that kind of rock at Roanoke.
The 'Shed is legendary in the region and I can see why. Tons of unmarked trails. You could spend a few days here exploring.
This was the beginniung of one of the nastiest climbs I've ever attempted. Reminded me of Wolf Run near Harrisonburg. I walked plenty. Beautiful area.
Cut out to the road and ended up here, a Buddhist Temple I believe.
Gambrill and the Watershed are the rockiest. most bootlegged trails I've ever ridden. Not remote like Pisgah or Slatyfork, but probably more technically challenging. Some of the descents were ass-behind-the-seat-don't-make-a-wrong-move bombfests and the climbs are rocky and cleanable by people in way better shape than me. I can't wait to get back and explore.