Buster Creek trail was a bust. I rode from town to where the trail begins and rapidly realized the single digit temps have done little to freeze up overflow, marsh and the river.
|Overflow on the trail|
I also forgot that these creeks are fed by springs not easily frozen. It was a delicate bushwack the first 3 miles without overboots to get to higher ground where I thought the trail would be hard packed.
|...more overflow on the trail|
Not exactly riding but eventually I was able to ride the ridgeline and peak over into the Flambeaux valley- my initial destination. A little too early in the season and a little ambitious but still a solid 5 hour ride/drudge & 30 miles according to my bike computer by the time I got home.
|Ahhh finally hardpack trail|