It was made even more magical this year by the presence of a rare blue moon Friday night.
Before we could get on with the real reason for being in East Burke all weekend, taking in all the lovely views from the dirt roads and trails, we had to first race up Burke Mountain, but we managed to get that over with in just a bit over 30 minutes!
We then climbed the tower at the top while waiting for the all clear to ride down.
With all that out of the way, we could head out on a proper ride. Cristine borrowed my Redline to join us for a loop up toward Lake Willoughby. We had the clearest blue skies we've ever experienced at the lake. It seems it's usually cloudy and dreary when we ride up there, but this day was glorious.