District Rd., Michaux State Forest.
This road is usually in good shape, someone just torn this 100 yd section up with they're truck or car.
It has been a while since I have done a ride report. I am getting the feeling to start again so......
A week or so ago I took off work on Friday and headed up to Michaux State Forest to ride a route I have been working on for my Grinding Gravel Blog. I don't know the roads in Michaux as well as I would like to. So routes have been hard to add to the blog. Mainly because what appears to be a roads turns out to be a double track forest road/trail. Which is fine if you are prepared for that style of riding. I tend to use a cross bike for grinding so most of the time it is fine to hit these forest trails/roads. But for my blog I know everyone might not be on a cross bike. So I try to stick to public roads.
This route here is a little ass kicker if you are not in real good shape. Every time I have done this route it hurts at the end of it. Mentenzer Gap Rd is a kick in the nuts at the end. This route has a nice remote feel to it. Well remote for the east coast. Mainly Gravel on this one with a real nice double track climb/ridge trail (Corls Ridge Rd.) with views from the ridge. You don't see many cars until you back on the main roads. I think I saw one person in a truck during this ride.
The roads were wet so they were peanut buttery. Climbing was tough at times. Nothing exciting happened during the ride unless you consider climbing exciting. Which I tend to love to do, when I am in shape to do so. This route has a lot of climbing for the 38 mile distance it is. I highly recommend you check Michaux for grinding or better yet Mountain biking. There are some great trails up there.