jenhudak A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

George Santayana

#acceptwhatis
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jenhudak First weekend camping out in the Uintas of the season. This is Hayden Peak serving as a backdrop for the lily pads on Ruth Lake. | #lake #utah #uintas #mountains #landscape #hiking #utahisrad 7d

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jenhudak I'm so grateful for the sport of #mountainbiking. Countless times, pedaling has returned strength to my legs after skiing injuries had debilitated me. It's incredible to now be able to focus on getting better on my bike for biking's sake. And the people I meet on the trails are always an added bonus. : @moore1488 | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @rockstarenergy @playhardgiveback @irideparkcity @paulmitchellus @volklskis | #landscape #mountains #aspens #trees #ridedriven #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #simplyvolkl #phgb 2w

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jenhudak As amazing as that trip was, I'm pretty lucky to have this for a backyard. Amazing #yetitribe #ladyshred on the Crest over the weekend with @piphunt @rewikstrom @eforchielli and @lizdeanski! | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #sb95c #mountains #mtbmonday #mtb #utah #landscape #cresttrail 2w

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jenhudak Day 7: La Sal Hut to Moab

Today is our 7th and final day on the trail. We all slept under the stars last night to commemorate our final slumber. I awoke in the middle of the night to the hoots and hollers of coyote nearby, which gave me a bit of a fright as I talked myself back into falling asleep. We followed the traditional route today as the section of singletrack we were hoping to add on was a hiking only trail. The ride consisted of a long descent on a paved road to a 2000' climb up to the Kokopelli trail which linked us into UPS, LPS and finally, Porcupine Rim Trail. It was very hot today, but some thunderheads followed us all day providing some shade. During the final 3 miles of our ride, the clouds began to sprinkle on us and a roadside spring rehydrated all of us for our trek back to town and civilization. 38 miles and 2600' of climbing, today was bittersweet- great riding, but the end of our time together. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback @lezyneusa @ergonbike @chamoisbuttr | #provenhere #ridedriven #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #lezynelife #ergonbike #buttrmakesitbetter #mtbtour #sanjuanhuts #mountains #landscape #soggychamoistour

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  •   azblkbelt Your rock! 2w
  •   juliancarr Such a fun ride 2w
  •   waynefomoco I love Moab, I'll be there in A month 2w
  •   kenanetup Wonderful photo @jenhudak 2w
  •   drmurrow Great adventure! Thanks for the pictures and the stories along the way. I just added this to my bucket list. 2w
  •   kskier Check out @bcbikerace ! 6d
  •   jenhudak @kskier I would love to race @bcbikerace one day! Planning to register next summer for 2016. Missed the registration for next summer's race! 1d
  •   kskier So rad I'm gunning for that summer too would be epic to ride alongside you!! Keep shreddin 1d

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jenhudak Day 6: Gateway to La Sal Hut

Today was one hell of a day. Descending down into Gateway meant that the temperatures were going to rise. The hut was too hot to sleep inside, so we all took our mats and sleeping bags and slept 8 in a row under the stars despite a visit from a baby black bear earlier in the day. Micah, Devon and I all woke early with the sun and had a quick bite of oatmeal and swig of coffee before going out for a fast 7 mile ride on the single track nearby, which offered some amazing views and super fun riding. Our destination for later in the day was the La Sal Hut, which is nestled in the Northern part of the La Sal range- our final hut before our descent into Moab. We would be riding John Brown Canyon 22 miles to our hut. In the first nine miles of our ride we had climbed 3,000 vertical feet. The whole ride ended up being 5,029 vertical feet of climbing with only 1,500 in descent. Riding time was 3h14m all with a 20 lb pack on. I had a moment where I settled into the climb in that initial 9 miles and found a new space inside of myself. A space where I knew I could keep going, I would always have more to give. There was a time I would have scoffed at the idea of completing such a ride in that amount of time or enjoying it at that, but today taught me a lot about myself and why I do this sport. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #provenhere #sb95c #ridedriven #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #mtbtour #sanjuanhuts #mountains #landscape #sunrise #river #soggychamoistour
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jenhudak The sunset illuminated the red rocks behind our hut in Gateway, and the beauty of this place and our world was confirmed. "The miracle is not to fly in the air or walk on the water, but to walk on the earth." Chinese Proverb. | #landscape #mountains #nature #sunset #mountainbiking #sanjuanhuts #thisbeautifulworld 2w

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jenhudak Day 5: Graham Ranch to Gateway Hut

Today was a welcome and wonderful gift. We got to descend over 5,000' and only had climb about 2000. Total mileage was just shy of 30. We arrived in the town of Gateway, Colorado near Colorado National Monument. It felt strange to be near civilization again, but a pint of ice cream from the gas station was necessary. Red towering rocks surround our hut today and though a healthy river flows by the base of it, we have most certainly arrived in the desert. It was a rainy muddy ride for a brief period earlier in the day so the 8 of us took a little swim and cleaned the dirt from our bodies. Our dinner was a hearty quinoa, chicken, green bean, tomato and cheese concoction (the art of cooking from cans) and when we were done Micah took us through yoga as the sun went down. Laying on my back, a shooting star flew across the sky and moments later fireworks started across the river. Magical doesn't even do the evening justice. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback @lmlightlife @ergonbike @lezyne @chamoisbuttr | #provenhere #ridedriven #ergonbike #lezynelife #mtb #mtbtour #sanjuanhuts #mountains #landscape #soggychamoistour
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jenhudak Day 4: Columbine to Graham Ranch Hut (July 4)

We started out with a steady 9 mile dirt road climb this morning that opened up on a beautiful mesa after we worked our way out of the aspen groves. The San Juans have begun to fade into the distance as the La Sals become more and more prominent. Today's adventure would take us to Atkinson Bench, essentially cow trails that more or less paralleled the road. Before dropping down into them a local rancher, Weimer, told us what we were about to do was just nuts, since it takes him 4.5 hrs on ATV! Venturing to such terrain meant no marked trail and had us off our bikes hiking up and over dozens of down trees before realizing we had missed a turn. Eventually we found our way and the last 9 miles of single track were pretty flowy and fun. Today's riding had some of the nicest views from the road and you can tell that we're moving away from high alpine and entering a mountain desert climate. Another 47 miles and 3600' of vert gained. Though my back is adapting to having this 22 lb pack on, my legs are definitely feeling the efforts. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @lezyneusa @chamoisbuttr @playhardgiveback | #provenhere #ridedriven #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #mtbtour #sanjuanhuts #mountains #landscape #soggychamoistour #lezynelife #buttrmakesitbetter
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jenhudak Day 3: Spring Creek to Columbine Hut

We chose to deviate from the 34 mile standard route today, which consisted mostly of dirt road riding through Aspen tree forests, by riding conjoining sections of single track. During the middle section called Buck Trail, we got caught in a bit of a rainstorm, but were able to take shelter under some trees. The 20 minute delay wasn't too taxing, but we opted out of the final piece of single track due to low water and fuel supplies. When we made the final turn onto road 402, we were greeted by fresh skies, green pastures and a lot of cows. Finished with 47 miles and 4K vertical under the belt once we arrived at Columbine. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #ridedriven #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #mtbtour #sanjuanhuts #mountains #landscape #soggychamoistour #nature
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jenhudak Day 2: Last Dollar to Spring Creek Hut
Today provided a nice break from steep climbs as we travelled country dirt roads through open farm land and worked our way toward the La Sals. Fields of sunflowers escorted us along, frequent breaks and coasting games kept us all smiling. Still covering 29 miles and 3300' of climbing, we were delighted to arrive at our tree nestled Spring Creek Hut. The nearby single track awaiting us for day 3 lured 4 members in for a sunset ride as the rest of us stayed "home," played cards and prepared dinner for their return. We're rested up and ready for a big day 3! | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #provenhere #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #mtbtour #sanjaunhuts #mountains #landscape #soggychamoistour
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  •   themegamo You're amazing!!! 3w
  •   azblkbelt Jeez that sounds like so much fun! I may just have to add this to my bucket list! Keep the awesome@pix coming 3w
  •   thelanguageofnature Emerson said "S/he who does the thing has the power" You are doing the thing. Enjoy! 3w
  •   braxtonbend Are you tired now 3w
  •   usfreeskiing What a bunch of badass babes! 3w
  •   playhardgiveback @jenhudak =our office inspiration! Glad your out there crushing it! 3w

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jenhudak This was the #sunset on our final approach to the hut last night. Our day ended up being longer and bigger than any of us expected. Had some good crashes and some broken bike parts, but nothing to stop out crew. Stats ended up being 42 miles with 8000' of climbing. Just had a great breakfast and we're headed out for day two's 27 miles of riding through the #SanJuans. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #landscape #mountains #mountainbiking #sanjuanhuts #coloRADo #soggychamoistour 4w

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jenhudak Day 1 offered some spectacular views overlooking Telluride. Just shying 40 miles of riding with about 5500' of climbing today. Add 25 lb packs and riding at 11,000' elevation, we're feeling pretty well used! | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @playhardgiveback | #mtb #selfguided #mtbtours #sanjuanhuts #coloRADo #mountains #landscape 4w

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jenhudak These two ladies and I are #mountainbiking from #Telluride to Moab starting tomorrow! Excited to are the #adventure with all of you! 4w

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jenhudak We're all trying to catch the last light of day as if it comes from a different and more precious sun. | #sunset #sanfrancisco #beach #goldengate #shotofashotofashot #lifeisbeautiful #california #sun #light 4w

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jenhudak "People miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it." William Feather | Enjoying reconnecting with old friends and making new ones on this trip to SF. | #sunset #goldengatebridge #california #ocean #beach #sand #sea 4w

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jenhudak I'm ready to be back in the desert... Telluride to Moab trip starts in ONE week! Just a little trip down memory lane from Captain Ahab trail in Moab two months ago. | @yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @gopro | #provenhere #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #mtb #desert #fun : Fancy by Iggy Izaela 1mon

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jenhudak The west slabs of Olympus look pretty nice illuminated by the setting sun.

#landscape #mountains #hiking #utah #sunset #summertime
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jenhudak Got to ride the upper trails of Corner Canyon yesterday, the new dusting of snow on the high alpine made for quite a sight. It's pretty quiet back there, but I'm glad I found this nice guy to show me to the top of Jacob's Ladder. Not sure if I would have found it other wise. "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." Sir Winston Churchill.

@yeticycles @ua_action @girocycling @rockstarenergy | #ridedriven #sb95c #gowhereyoudontbelong #conqueryoureverest #mountains #nature #trails #spreadstoke #mtb
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jenhudak "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more."
George Gordon Byron
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