The plan was to ride up Jungle Hill trail and loop it -- according to this excellent route.
The trail was a mess. What would've been a difficult climb in any condition was made super way worse by a ton of deadfall crossing the trail. We did the 4 mile climb/1300 foot elevation gain in about 2.5 hours.
The majority of work was climbing over monster piles of deadfall. We ended up getting up to the Kettle Crest Trail and decided to ride back down the way we came up.
According to the folks at the National Forest office, trail cleaning is just getting started. Hopefully this will be cleared out in the next few weeks, because I think it would a pretty good two-day ride to come in at Boulder, ride the Kettle Crest and then come down Jungle Hill to Deadman Creek Road. Verily.
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