Rick Lundgren pedals over the pass overlooking Castle Peak, prior to its inclusion in the White Clouds Wilderness in legislation passed in 2015. The trail is now closed to bikers.
Rick Lundgren pedals over the pass overlooking Castle Peak, prior to its inclusion in the White Clouds Wilderness in legislation passed in 2015. The trail is now closed to bikers. Courtesy photo
Rick Lundgren pedals over the pass overlooking Castle Peak, prior to its inclusion in the White Clouds Wilderness in legislation passed in 2015. The trail is now closed to bikers. Courtesy photo
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