-- Daylight started, night time finished. Very hot at lower altitude but nicely fresh at the top. More than 10 years since I rode Harding Truck Trail last time, and even more time since I descended upper Joplin Trail. Upper Joplin has been cleaned recently from brush. The rocks and ruts keep the same. Very tough and steep descent. I am happy I did not fall considering that the chances of crashing are very high. I would say 80%.