We left Starvation campground today for a very tiring 100 miles to Provo. The ride was very pretty, but also climbed up first 40 miles. Alex (leader) warned of a climb, but thought the peak was early in the day. Unknowingly climbing all morning was a smidgeon demoralizing.
But it was pretty. After the peak, we descended about 10 miles down a narrow mountain valley. After a final highway stretch around a lake, we jumped onto bike trail for the remaining milage and passed a tall waterfall.
Provo itself is nestled in a floodplain between two mountain ranges - wherever you look, cliffs tower overhead.