We did a trail that was my first official Gallatin Valley mountain bike ride back in 2008. I remember the climb up to Garnet Mountain to be one of lore as being hard. I wanted to see if an older me in 2017 could pull off the same feat. I found it to be the same … hard. The latest in mountain bike technology had better traction but maybe it was a little harder. Or maybe I am not a training athlete anymore.