Snowboarding News | Friday June 23, 2017 | Shared By: Jackson Hole
Enjoy another installment of the our “Get Local” blog series here from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This week we’ll let our Profit Center Marketing Coordinator, DJ Johnson, take the reigns and share his passion with you all.
And then… it was SUMMER! That seemed to happen quickly, just a couples moons ago we were skiing powder daily (what a winter, holy moly) and now it’s summertime here in Tetons. Cue the Sublime.
If you read my installment of the “Get Local” series last summer, you’ll remember me going through the process of buying a new mountain bike from Hoback Sports, the Santa Cruz 5010, as my new toy for last summer and beyond. Boy, what an investment it has been. I pedaled more last summer than ever before and made the pilgrimage to Moab (go if you haven’t) for the first time on my new steed this spring. Needless to say, I’m hooked and a lot of it has to do with the bike itself. So we’ll chalk that purchase up to a major success.
This weeks blogger, DJ, enjoying his first trip to Moab this spring.
Obviously, I wanted to take this opportunity to “Get Local” on some ‘brown pow’ and I linked up with some friends who work at Hoback Sports as they were headed out for a mountain bike tour at Munger Mountain, which is a hidden gem for cross-country riding here in the Tetons. We decided to meet on Wednesday, June 21st, the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year, and kick off summer with a bang!
Guide Brian leads the charge on Poison Creek as DJ follows close behind.
We met at Hoback Sports around 8 am, loaded up the rig and headed towards Munger Mountain. Munger is a ‘bit of a drive’ for Jackson locals and thus is a bit quieter of a trail system, which makes for great riding. We linked up with Jackson Hole athlete Lynsey Dyer who was going for a lap out there as well, and our crew was ready to rip.
And we’re going back up! When the first loop is that good, you’ve got do it again.
Munger Mountain is a great place to improve your mountain biking and the guides at Hoback Sports managed our ride perfectly. Easy uphills and flowy long descents make Munger a special ride. Add Teton views and abundant arrowleaf balsamroots in bloom and it’s an experience that mountain bikers of all ability levels should experience. We did a few loops on Munger favorites, Poison Creek and Wally’s World, and we had to stop for some photos, as you can see. Before you know it, we had put down almost 10 miles and our time was up. On to the next activity!