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Steve -

I'm doing BLT - NC - IC - PM - IC - NC - BLT this Sunday, and wanted to know if IC up to Champagne Pass was ridable after last w/e rain.
 

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I'm doing BLT - NC - IC - PM - IC - NC - BLT this Sunday, and wanted to know if IC up to Champagne Pass was ridable after last w/e rain.[/QUOTE]

I'm trying to figure out the loop(s) you are describing. Are you doing Nobel half way down to IC only? Must be cuz if not you're a mutant!
 

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Chief said:
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Steve -

I'm doing BLT - NC - IC - PM - IC - NC - BLT this Sunday, and wanted to know if IC up to Champagne Pass was ridable after last w/e rain.


The dirt will be killer tomorrow. Enjoy Indian Creek in it's prime before they take the Sweco to it!

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Mike Kim said:
I'm doing BLT - NC - IC - PM - IC - NC - BLT this Sunday, and wanted to know if IC up to Champagne Pass was ridable after last w/e rain.
I'm trying to figure out the loop(s) you are describing. Are you doing Nobel half way down to IC only? Must be cuz if not you're a mutant![/QUOTE]


I know which junction u r talking about; but, that is not the right turn I take. I follow NC further down to the cut over to Hell Hill. (I don't know what the call that right turn or that trail spur.)

Basically, here's the expanded version:
Start off Sunrise Hwy BLT to NC (6 miles), NC to cut over to Hell Hill (paved road to cattle grate tree), down to IC, up to Champagne Pass, Pine Mtn loop back to IC, IC to NC to BLT. It's only about 25-30 miles or so. Unlike AquaManHolic, here, who can do that loop in under 3 hrs (total time) on a rigid Santa Cruz, I get it down in around 5-6 hrs. I'm cutting off the bottom portion of NC where you cross the swollen "creek", go up, then down the ST to the rock garden to the TrailHead at Pine Valley. I have included that portion in b4 with a road-trip outNback to the "city" of Pine Valley. That grand-loop is about 40 miles. Done in the middle of the summer, one would have to be a mutant...so I have been a mutant many times!
**I know they (AH and his cult) have "cute" names (Extra Credit, STH, WidowMaker, etc.)for all these "portions," but do not know which is which. :D
 

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I'm trying to figure out the loop(s) you are describing. Are you doing Nobel half way down to IC only? Must be cuz if not you're a mutant!

I know which junction u r talking about; but, that is not the right turn I take. I follow NC further down to the cut over to Hell Hill. (I don't know what the call that right turn or that trail spur.)

Basically, here's the expanded version:
Start off Sunrise Hwy BLT to NC (6 miles), NC to cut over to Hell Hill (paved road to cattle grate tree), down to IC, up to Champagne Pass, Pine Mtn loop back to IC, IC to NC to BLT. It's only about 25-30 miles or so. Unlike AquaManHolic, here, who can do that loop in under 3 hrs (total time) on a rigid Santa Cruz, I get it down in around 5-6 hrs. I'm cutting off the bottom portion of NC where you cross the swollen "creek", go up, then down the ST to the rock garden to the TrailHead at Pine Valley. I have included that portion in b4 with a road-trip outNback to the "city" of Pine Valley. That grand-loop is about 40 miles. Done in the middle of the summer, one would have to be a mutant...so I have been a mutant many times!
**I know they (AH and his cult) have "cute" names (Extra Credit, STH, WidowMaker, etc.)for all these "portions," but do not know which is which. :D[/QUOTE]

OK; semi-mutant ;)

The cut-off on the road is what I was thinking. Going up "pinball" (as Aqua has dubbed that portion of IC up to Champagne Pass) is a chore.
 
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