On the way up FS 17 Turnsleft and I encountered the road cleaning crew of Don Moore. they had opened 18 at Sniegleson pass yesterday. Here it is, on the way up we did a little exploring and found some new vista's. We plowed through some snow went over some logs and found some big views, we also found this bird (a Kestrel?) protecting some eggs we surmised! we left the bird un disturbed and found another spur blocked by snow. What a great day these small creeks give a refreshing blast of cool air Turnsleft confirms we are where the GPS says we are :huh we didn't get down this road either, these blocks appear to have been cut last fall back down at the junction of 17/18 we met this un suspecting rider from Seattle. Robin joined us for an adventure we rode up another road for more big views Robin noticed something missing from his on the way up to the big view there were countless water bars (little ditches for water to flow through and not erode the road.) " My pannier ------!" Yep the left one wasn't there. so we road on down and there it was, right where he left it :eek1 Kelvy had a cargo net that secured the box for the ride back. Nice to meet you Robin . the FS was out and about and the fox gloves were blooming What a nice day for a ride! Thanks Kelvy for the idea.!