Last year Slowred and I found Golden Eagle Trail in the Prescott National Forest and almost got to put our survival skills (or lack of?) to the test when we encountered locked gates on our planned route out (RR Link). We would not have had the energy to ride that trail the other direction. I have been looking at tracks in the area to find another route out of that trail. I caught a break with the Howling at the Moon Dual Sport tracks from the last time that event was held in Prescott. A couple of the routes came within a short distance of where we were on the Golden Eagle Trail. This Sunday Slowred and I went on a mission to find the continuation of Golden Eagle Trail that we rode last year! Only this time we are both coming back from injuries and wanted to "take it easy" . Slowred had a really bad crash in Moab earlier this year that took its toll on his strength and endurance. We did one comeback ride together before I got hurt. My injury wasn't on the bike, but I'm sure biking (and various other activities) had something to do with it. I have been dealing with the doctor visits and PT from a torn disc in my lower back for about the past five weeks. Maybe there's something wrong with us aside from our obvious injuries because we both decided it would be a good idea to spice up the A/B route. I considered calling this one, "How NOT to do a recovery ride". Or "How NOT to recover from a back injury." We started at a small staging area near Lynx Lake. The route is fairly fast and easy until you come around a corner facing a steep hill with plenty of roots and rocks to throw you off. Slowred made a little mistake and stalled in this rocky section. I hiked down to help if it was needed. Or gawk and take pictures if it wasn't. And then I had to hike back up! I huffed and puffed my way back up the hill. It's easier with a motor!