April 20, 2016 - Hymasa Trail, Moab Utah

Francine on the Hymasa climb
Legs are getting tired.  Last day before we check out tomorrow.  Hurray - today's high is supposed to hit 73.  Yesterday we did finally hit 60, and the previous days have only seen highs in the mid 50's.  Unbelievably, it is hotter at home in Seattle, than down here in Moab.

We wanted a short ride that wasn't too far from the house.  Once Francine saw on the map that the Hymasa Trail was only a blue-black, she thought that was a viable option, being only 4 miles away.  She made Kevin promise that we were going to do an out and back on Hymasa, and not descend on Captain Ahab - a super technical route back down.  It was only the two of us, as Val and Don did separate rides.

The climb was super well made, as it crossed the Amasa Back jeep road climb a couple of times.  In no time, we were at the top.  They sure do a good job running the trail thru pretty scenery and terrain.  Once at the top, we headed out Upper Captain Ahab for a very short bit and turned around.  Then we went out a jeep road for a very short bit before turning around and descended the same fun trail we climbed.  For some reason, Hymasa seemed smoother than the other normally rocky trails in Moab.  We were down in no time, on the fun, more flowy trail, back at the car.  Only 8.5 miles today.

Headed back to the house, where Val had returned from her ride to Hurrah Pass and Don was also home from riding the 9.5 mile slickrock loop.



Francine with the La Sal mountains in the background

Kevin on Captain Ahab

Francine descending Hymasa trail

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