You may have seen my report, it is a very easy trail to find.tink bell said:wanna try the exploration trail. if i can find it... should be a blast!
Yes fun little trail, advanced...NO.tink bell said:we got directions from the visitor's center. they were very helpful, but said this was an 'advanced' trail. (maybe the switchbacks?) still fun. we rode it up & down. read your post. didn't know we could ride the road up & then drop in. definitely harder, but still fun.
i'd ride it again. i like to 'earn' my downs, even though the elevation was getting to me & i hadn't eaten much for breakfast. i felt much better on sun after eating more & probably after having been up there for a day. i really felt strong on the 2nd ride sun. yeah, that ride's just too short to not climb it.dstepper said:Yes fun little trail, advanced...NO.
Were there many hikers on the trail?
Would you climb it again or loop it using the road?
I was there as well and really liked my HighRoller 2.35 ST UST in the front.jeffj said:My son and I did a shuttle from Hannah Flat to Grout Bay last week (Wednesday I think...) and really liked it. Some rain before probably would have helped immensely as the sandy areas were a bit treacherous.
Did the chair at SS on Friday and actually saw a bear on the backside of the lift area. Had a nice little staredown from about 30 paces for about about a minute before we tried to get the camera out of the pack at which point he decided to split rather than challenge my obviously intimidating presence.... :yikes:
BTW: What front tires can be recommended for the Big Bear area?
I was riding with a Tioga Blue Dragon in the front and may have been better off using a bare rim for traction.