Any one have Trail #62 GPS data? I'd like to have it to add to my ride since it was overwitten.
PM me your email and I'll send you one.Dag Nabbit said:Any one have Trail #62 GPS data? I'd like to have it to add to my ride since it was overwitten.
Malfunction indeed. I should have done more navigating and less talking. Just stay right....I was so close! Give it a try if you want to punish yourself. Might be a bit more tolerable north to south but the climb out of the south end is steep and loose. Especially after it was made into kitty litter.Enel said:Wow. That is an epic navigation malfunction. If you just would have stayed right after the gate...
I have never been on that trail, but have noticed it, and just thought it was a look out or something. Never explored it. I didn't even know it was there.
So, it was worse than 62?
At least I made it to the right TH. This right turn is now seared into my brain. Still dreaming of "The Fun Part"!ionsmuse said:To be clear, your pic shows the 297 (Smith Ravine) TH. You go right along the fence for a little bit, then veer away downhill (to the fun part).
Not the first time for me either but probably the worst. I mostly feel bad because I missed the good stuff. Good excuse to return.mountainflow said:HaHaHaHaHa!!!! This kind of adventure happens to me all the time. It does make for a more interesting time. Even though you hate it now, it'll make for a good story later.
If you don't mind, I am going to quote you in my sig for a bit.
Same here. I've done the one in the picture, but it royally sucked. Might be worth letting the Forest Service know, as it is highly illegal (and you got pictures of em). "Smith Ravine" is also a road, as well as there's an older trail that was also known as "Smith Ravine".ionsmuse said:The moto trail you rode is illegal and unsustainable. Entertaining only because it's steep as hell. (I rode it once, which was quite enough.) 62 is chunk. That thing at it's worst is fall line throttle-twister kitty litter.
Both of those trails are way shorter than FR413, but they are crazy-rock-garden trails for the DH direction. Going up would royally suck, the closer you get to the top the less ridable it will be. They are very steep/rocky and I wouldn't attempt to ride up them.azepicriderandrunner said:2. Is riding up Trail 106 on Mingus easier/harder than taking FR 413 over to Black Canyon, then climbing up to the Mingus Recreation Area? The other option would be up 105A.
Thanks Jayem for the info, I'll probably take the Black Canyon route based on what you said and our ride last week. We did ride up Trail 106, it was not that bad for the first 1/2 mile or so, then it turned into a hike-a-bike every so often.Jayem said:Both of those trails are way shorter than FR413, but they are crazy-rock-garden trails for the DH direction. Going up would royally suck, the closer you get to the top the less ridable it will be. They are very steep/rocky and I wouldn't attempt to ride up them.
Oh yeah he got it over. When I pulled up he was huffing it through. He then realized he wasn't where he was supposed to be and flung it back through. They need a gate like that on the other TH off of 7 Mile where they came in also (even though it wasn't too effective here). There wasn't any signage there which isn't good b/c they are allowed on 7 Mile and can zip right onto this trail. At least put a sign up to psychologically deter people. I thought he was BS-ing me but when I got there about three hours later, sure enough, no sign. I'm sure he could have been playing dumb too. Who knows.Velokid1 said:In that one pic of the motos, one rider is on one side of the gate, the other 2 are on the other... Did one manage to get his moto over the gate, or did he/they ride around the gate and fence somehow?
Topofusion.fieldy72233 said:quick question to the OP. What software produced those maps?
I think the gate should have been a good indicator they shouldn't have been there. A lot of these guys know they shouldn't be there and play dumb, why else would you cross a gate that's clearly designed to keep off road machines out but then turn around when you see a mtb? Sorry to get off topicDag Nabbit said:When I pulled up he was huffing it through. He then realized he wasn't where he was supposed to be and flung it back through.
I thought he was BS-ing me but when I got there about three hours later, sure enough, no sign. I'm sure he could have been playing dumb too. Who knows.
I agree. They should've taken the road back down or something other than head back they way they came which was now clearly illegal even though there was no gate at the other end where it hits 9854. If I'd have had more sense I should have let them have it but being my first time there I felt more like a visitor than an ambassador. This wont' happen next time! I've been educated. Riding through their shredded corners was no fun.AKA Monkeybutt said:I think the gate should have been a good indicator they shouldn't have been there.