A rough outline soon took shape and details filled in as I researched roads and resupply possibilities by pouring over county, U.S. Forest Service and even internet satellite maps. Eventually, I posted the proposed BackBone route and set out to check it all out. Here are links to my prior posts on the Route Overview, Cue Sheets and Maps and GPS.
|A vague idea took hold and eventually took shape, over miles and time in the saddle.|
|The view forward, from Flag Mountain Road, about mile 185 on the BackBone.|