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I spent the weekend up on the Rim and got to explore more of the Carr Lake system. The interconnecting singletrack loops that make the system are awesome. The MBAA race loop from last years Mogollon Masher gave this place some great exposure, but there is a lot more trail than just that outer loop.

As I was riding I was thinking that this system could be compared to Hawes. Not at all as technical as some parts of Hawes and practically no elevation gain (enough to make you breath at 7000 feet, but nothing really sustained). So how does it compare to Hawes? It's fast, fun, and the loop options are practically endless. It could be the Hawes of the Rim, if only more people rode it. So the next time you are on the Rim, plan on a couple of hours on the Carr Lake System.

Here is a sampling of the singletrack: VholdR mounted to my Reba.

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/13117305">Aspen Trail in the Carr Lake System</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/mtbikeaz">MTBikeAZ</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Aspen Trail from the junction with Carr Lake trail at the northernmost spot to the big tree they just cut down. Two minutes of fast singletrack.<br /><br />Carving on a pair of 2.1 WTB Weirwolf TCS tires. They rock, they roll, they corner, they shred! </p>​
 

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gotta get up there again, this was one of my first rides and I should go back to see just how far I have come at least, if not just to enjoy some cool weather as well. Thanks for the vid ;)
 

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I was up there and rode for a couple of hours on Sunday - basically just took whatever turn came up and rode a bunch of different trails. It was a lot of fun, however super flat, non-technical, and really not a good singlespeed ride (If you do it singlespeed... put a GIANT gear on!!)

The weather was awesome, saw about 20 deer, about 5000 drunken hillbillies, and had a really good time just cruising around - very nice!
 
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