06/27/20 Tried to do San Juan Trail for the first time. It was pretty dang hard. Pretty technical single track climbing for me. Those types of switchbacks always mess me up. Just past the switchbacks I fell over the side. Slid down about 20 feet down a steep hill with my bike on top of me.
Pretty hot day as well.
Between it all, my HR was spiking. Heat, climbing, and a lot of stress. I ended up walking probably 40% on the way up.
Took us a bit over two hours to go less than 3 miles. Then it came time to chuck it and turn around.
Downhill went much better than I expected. Struggled on the switchbacks and the rock gardens.
Maybe I'll go back some day, maybe not.