Klav! I sincerely appreciate the kind words. Funnily, I started documenting all of those a year ago just so I'd have a way to go back and reference older rides. I knew as I continued to put more and more miles on the bike that by way of absent-mindedness, I'd likely forget various tracks and hidden gems throughout the Sierra. Over the last year it's spawned into something a great deal larger and more thorough than I expected haha I'm glad you've enjoyed reading through and though I don't think a thanks is needed, you're most welcome. Regarding Zion - that place is absolutely stunning in every mark of the word. Your hike up to Observation Point is one I'd love to do myself one of these days with the wife. There's nothing wrong with a walk report! Perhaps this year during the FMAR if the wife and I are up to the task. We were strongly considering moving to St. George after our visit out there but there was no way to keep my current job and live out there so we opted to stay in CA for now. Regarding the thread title, perhaps a change is in order. "Journey of a slightly experienced noob that still crashes a lot" is a mouthful but a great deal more accurate There's so many good reports on here - this site provides a lot of inspiration and is partly responsible for me getting into riding in the first place. I'm glad I was able to keep you interested over the last year. Hopefully the best is yet to come! Cheers.