Ben says:

We tried to climb up to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mitchell">Mt. Mitchell</a> today, but at mile 13 of 30 we ran into a little bit of a road block. It was amazing! In less than about a mile we entered the cloud, saw a patch of snow and then suddenly the road was impassable. Kevin Clark <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cardstock/4439296561/">took this</a> as I rode back to the group from my recon ride. The difference in time from this picture to the one just before this in my flickr stream is about 10 minutes, maybe less.  Still did some serious climbing and enjoyed 50 mph descents!

(Photos below by Zach) 

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