The return to the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) via the Jones Pass road was stopped by this cornice covering the path. Tasshi and I backtracked in search of another way to safely hike our bikes up and over the ridge to get to the Herman Gulch Trail portion of (CDT). We weren't the first hikers and maybe bikers foiled by our attempt to reach this summit. Fortunately a bypass was found, albeit way to steep to ride. It was slow going to hike carrying or pushing a cycle. We finally made it to the ridgetop, took a break and rolled and hiked on the CDT. It was only short spurts of riding, as the trail was often too steep and boulder-strewn. But we were treated with views like the one pictured above. In the end, it was a sweet and pretty long downhill to Bakerville and the trailhead by I-70. The rest of the way was mostly paved trail or frontage road back to Georgetown.