York River State Park

MS, JB, and I were going to hit up York River State Park last Saturday, but after four days of rain and snow, the liklihood of riding dry trails was highly unlikely. JB held onto his kitchen pass, but MS and I went to the back up plan vault, which at a high level meant riding fire roads. Having only been there once before to ride singletrack, we didn’t know what to expect.

As I’ve noted before, reverting to Plan B isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes our greatest adventures can be when we are forced to pursue alternative plans. I won’t go so far as to say that this Plan B was “all time”, but it was definitely a worthy experience of its own, and one I might not otherwise have experienced and enjoyed.

And for those of you who care, there are miles and miles (and miles) of new singletrack being cut in as we speak. YRSP may very well be a bona fide destination trail once they are open. If you feel like helping out, contact EVMA.

I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking…

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Santa Cruz in the early light

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patiently waiting to ride new singletrack

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from the bottom of the Observation Deck

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I was lucky this didn’t rip my derailleur off

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there was a little snow remaining here and there

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they estimate this white oak to be 250 years old; unfortunately, it looks like it is on its last leg

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cool bridge; no horses allowed

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view from bridge

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loamy

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atop the bluff

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beach!

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cool shells

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more shells

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making tracks

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chillin’ on the beach

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root ball

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refueling with Diesel

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off the beaten path

Stay tuned. Exclusive video footage to come.

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6 Responses to York River State Park

  1. Pingback: York River State Park — the video « Escaping the Dreary Confines

  2. joel says:

    nice.
    Haven’t been out to YRSP in awhile.

  3. Wendy says:

    Beautiful! I bet it is even more amazing in the spring.

  4. joel says:

    can I get ride next time with yal? pretty please?

  5. Pingback: Douthat in December 2013 | Escaping the Dreary Confines

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