The Skinny gets its name from the shape of the route if viewed from above. It’s long east to west and narrow north to south. It’s also the quickest way to get out to The Perfect Campsite. And if you’re looking to camp somewhere a a little less exposed you can try out the campsite on The Perfect Road. I dont know why it took me so long to discover this gem. The “PR” takes a more northerly path, cutting out the Reform Road rock garden featured in the other Sylvia routes. Instead, you get a flowy cruise down some double track. Best to ride this one counter-clockwise.
I bikepacked this route on December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018 and camped at Turkey Camp at the beginning of The Perfect Road. Be warned, there is quite a climb to get up there. It was a cold night; the temp got as low as 6 degrees. By the light of a full “super moon” I enjoyed some scrumptious Velveeta Shells and Cheese, with flame charred, cheese infused brats on the side. Mmmmm.
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This route is a 41 mile loop.