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Parked at the new lot and rode up the dirt road and then climbed sandy wash up to where the new section of charlie's feeds out. Some great sections of dry dirt followed by lots of snow, some ridable and some that you had to hike.
Was it worth it? All depends on how bad you want to ride?
 

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Sounds like basically the same conditions on the Pine Valley side today. Pretty good riding on Strawberry Jack up past the water trough. Then totally unridable above the burn. So rode back down and did the hike-a-bike (more riding than hiking) on Buch all the way up to Skipper for a great ride back down. According to the barometer, tomorrow won't be as nice.
 

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Huh?

cbrock450 said:
Parked at the new lot and rode up the dirt road and then climbed sandy wash up to where the new section of charlie's feeds out. Some great sections of dry dirt followed by lots of snow, some ridable and some that you had to hike.
Was it worth it? All depends on how bad you want to ride?
Pardon me, but to what "new section of Charlie's" are you refering, pray tell?
 

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I think he's talking about the reroute at the bottom of Charlie's cutoff... head left up Homestead about 50 feet and turn right onto the new singletrack - great stuff with some rocks to play on etc. The right turn at the bottom of Charlie's will be closed at some point (to avoid that wet section). You will be required to take the reroute to get to Sandy Wash in the future - and the bottom of Charlies will be rerouted to flow into that new trail.

Sorry, cbrock450, to type for you - especially if I'm mistaken about the trail you were writing about. Thanks for the ride report - you need to get back up there soon and let us know how much this latest storm changed the trails - you know, at your earliest convenience or something. lol
 

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Thanks for chiming in and you are absolutely correct!!!

If anyone wants to lend me their pugsley i would love to get out there in the next few days and give a ride report.
I am guessing 2.1 tires will not even get me out of the new parking lot after this snow

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I think he's talking about the reroute at the bottom of Charlie's cutoff... head left up Homestead about 50 feet and turn right onto the new singletrack - great stuff with some rocks to play on etc. The right turn at the bottom of Charlie's will be closed at some point (to avoid that wet section). You will be required to take the reroute to get to Sandy Wash in the future - and the bottom of Charlies will be rerouted to flow into that new trail.

Sorry, cbrock450, to type for you - especially if I'm mistaken about the trail you were writing about. Thanks for the ride report - you need to get back up there soon and let us know how much this latest storm changed the trails - you know, at your earliest convenience or something. lol
 

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I rode/hiked Sandy Wash yesterday. Conditions are changing fast with a few inches of wet snow so far today. But I found Strawberry Jack and Buck Gulch to be in much better riding condition on Monday. I'll probably ride from Pine Valley again tomorrow. Pretty good dirt road riding above the Buck/Skipper trail head to add onto the limited single track miles.

No doubt about the 2.1s. I stepped up to 2.4s a week or so ago and that made a huge difference.

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Wow, the equestrians have created a major short-cut on Strawberry Jack:nono:

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One of the worst sections on Buck Gulch

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One of the worst sections on Sandy Wash

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The sweet spot on Sandy Wash:thumbsup:

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Whoa, don't wanna get caught out in that:eek:

Happy Holidays:)
 
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