Yes Rocmoc, the "tour" cut into our riding time but was well worth it. After we returned together to the trailhead, as I mentioned, I was able to ride solo for an hour or so on some of the four-digit (more challenging terrain) trails before calling it a day. I believe one is called Italian Canyon, 4X71.
Thanks for taking one for the team - I'm sure you'll be quite at home once back on your trusty XT225. Ride together again soon!