I've been fooling with the DR650 suspension and it needed a test. A quick romp over Guardsman Pass to Midway and up forest road 420 into Snake Creek served up twisty tarmac, graded dirt and rutted, bouldered jeep road to the single track stage. A short climb on a narrow, steep traverse put us on our toes. Map here: http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/maps/Mill-Canyon.pdf Here's the tiny dancer at the Snake Creek ridge line (9,300'), looking down to Midway, UT (5,600'). The bike was tracking fine but the rider was timid so we didn't drop off the other side (connecter 32 between 157 and Dry Fork)through this switch-back. Public service announcement:!! Do not ride this trail without walking at least a couple of switch-backs first. It's extreme and I would qualify it high expert riders only! See the photo below this one. This is one of two switch-backs I would not ride on a DR650 unless I were being chased by zombies or vampires. The 157 trail to Pole Line Pass offered good ground for rehearsal. While experts performed. Sign translation;overweight dancers - stage right. What can I say, rocks catch my eye. Where the going is easy. As usual, I failed to photograph any of the narrow, precipitous sections or the occasional rock studded climb or root crossings that demand complete attention. I hooked a foot peg on a log and it drug the front wheel to the low side of the trail, requiring a stop and lift. They're all there in this 3 mile stretch to Pole Line but it's doable with a DR or KLR. Cake walk for skilled rider on a light bike. I wouldn't recommend it when wet or with side boxes - that would be way too Hippo here From Pole Line I scooted down forest road 85 into the North Fork of American Fork Canyon and on down to the trail head of the 40 single track. I rode that up to 157 on a previous ride you can see at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907369 The plan this ride was to go up 40 about a mile to the junction with 173 and take that up to 157 and south to the Alpine Loop. I'll continue with that description tomorrow. According to the map there's a section of 40 rated "most" difficult and 173 rates only "more" difficult. I found it to be the reverse. The section between 40 and 41 was fun and rates a "more." (through here would be an "easiest") And then it became a rodeo, where the suspension test really begins.