Jardine Juniper Trail

  • Mourning with the Parrotheads
    I became a big Jimmy Buffet fan in my teens. With his passing this last week the Ripmo and I spent today’s climb enjoying his music and spirit. The ride – Jardine Juniper Trail The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • A loop so nice you gotta ride it twice
    Imagine your favorite botanical garden. Put it up in the mountains and cut a mountain bike trail through it and you have Jardine Juniper. The ride – Jardine Juniper The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Hanging out with Dev
    First ride up Jardine Juniper. Devin’s first time riding it. The wildflowers were in full bloom. The ride – Jardine Juniper The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • No time for The Tree
    Just enough time to soak in the colors. I had to get home for a family thing so I skipped the Juniper this time. The ride – Jardine Juniper The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Yellow and purple polka dots
    I would have guessed heat and drought would have killed off all the wildflowers. Jardine Juniper proves just how resilient nature’s beauty can be. The ride – Jardine Juniper The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Just Me
    The Ripmo requested a change of scenery and it’s been a while since we’ve seen the ancient Jardine Juniper. The parking lot was empty which meant we had the mountain to ourselves. The morning chill didn’t last long. The climb, the heavy breathing and the sweat start at the parking lot. The Ripmo was feeling spry together we held a decent pace in spite of … Read more
  • What else are ya gonna do with a Saturday
    OK, so the answer is go to Bear Lake and paddle board but the morning was open so I took the drive up Logan Canyon to enjoy the spectacular nature of the Jardine Juniper trail. I love the ride. It lacks the playfulness of Providence Canyon but makes up for it with unrivaled views. It takes as much time to drive to it as to … Read more
  • Who let the drunk guy drive the trail machine
    Beautiful Friday morning ride up Jardine Juniper. The start of the trail trail is a bit of chaos at the start while they move things around. It can be a bit of a challenge to figure out which path to choose but if you still to the newly cut dirt you should be good. The climb is just as awesome and beautiful as always. The … Read more
  • Greatest show on earth
    The perfect day to ride the perfect trail. The temperature couldn’t have been better. The Ripmo couldn’t have ridden better. The colors couldn’t have been more spectacular. Welcome to the greatest show on earth where the price of admission is the lungs and quads to make the climb. The ride – Jardine Juniper
  • Am I High?
    Dropped my son off to suffer at school whilst I headed into the mountains to ride. Father of the year I am, but clear air and perfect temperatures lured me into Logan Canyon to ride Jardine Juniper. Past sage brush and horse pucky I and the Ripmo climbed through dirt and over rock. We get along much better these days and we hardy fight at … Read more
  • Faith and Wildflowers
    In the brisk, sharp, mountain morning air the Ripmo and I started up Jardine Juniper for a marvelous morning in the mountains. Crank turning and wheels rolling over rock and root we bickered about direction. The Ripmo likes to meander around the trail. I prefer to go straight. At one point the Ripmo wanders into a sagebrush. I pull hard on the reins to bring … Read more
  • The Thirsty Earth Cries Moondust
    Woke up early to another extreme heat warning. To escape the heat and with a tiny head start in my favor I determined I could make it up Logan Canyon for a quick ride up Jardine Juniper. The Ripmo was already cleaned and loaded in the truck. I checked the air pressure and set off to spend the morning blaming my Ripmo for my ineptitude. … Read more