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 Post subject: Highland Park Trail 8 - NEW UPDATE 10/1 - see page 2!!!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:27 am 
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Before we opened HPR, I had the beginnings of Trail 8 started, but then later I merged Trail 6 into it and just made Trail 6 longer. So we never did have a Trail 8. Some of you may have wondered about that - we skipped from Trail 7 to Trail 9. We have a lot to do out here, but we have been out at dawn for a while now, working a few hours each morning on just trail cutting, and the NEW Trail 8 is finished!

3 diamond rating, singletrack, very interesting, very fun. It wanders through open hardwood forest, follows a creek for a while, so it's not too tight, but it's far from being a freeway. There is the obligatory off-camber section. We have to have that here. Plenty more challenges, nice scenery, big trees, you will like it.

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Can you put those foam wraps around the bigger trees(kinda like the field goal posts in a fooseball game) they're starting to smart!

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It's always the little trees that get me! I stay pretty clear of the giant trees, but the little ones are not so intimidating...

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Well, I added a new twist to the new Trail 8 today. It now comes all the way out to Trail 12, joining T-12 at about the halfway point.

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Where does it start? Inner loop road or outer loop? How long is it?

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Sounds sweet!

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I'm not yet sure which way I will run it to start off, so it may begin halfway down T-12. The end would then be on the outer perimeter road, before you get to the entrance to 12. But that may change as I get more time to add to it. Eventually it may come out on the outer perimeter road on the back side where T-13 begins and ends. There is a huge amount of territory in there (the big white area on the HPR map), and it is awesome for trails. You'll see when you check out the new T-8 that runs back in there, just at the edge of it.

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OK, we extended Trail 8 further. It now starts at the Overlook and comes out mid-Trail 12. The Overlook now has it's own entrance and exit, all one way.

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Hate to admit it, but I do not know where the overlook is. ???

Looking forward to T8!

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The "Overlook" is at the end of the little trail I carved in on top of the tallest mountain on the far back corner of the property where you see the big view off the left side of the perimeter road. The trail goes up near the top of the mountain and you get an outstanding view of the surounding mountains and valleys.

Before Spring '07, we will have a deck up there and a little parking area. Nice place to stop and rest or scarf down our favorite energy bar.

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Thank you for making more single track trails.


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Cahoona, the hardest thing to make out here is a 1 diamond trail. It has to be wide and built on gently rolling terrain, no steep spots, no low spots that turn in to deep mud holes, and it has to begin and end on the perimeter road. Hard to find a spot on the property for that, and ten times the cutting required by a more technical singletrack trail.

I love making singletrack trails like 13 and 10. It's tough since you have to carry 2 chainsaws, a machette, a backpack with signs/marking tape/supplies/water/etc, but you get to pick some gnarly terrain and run the trail through some very cool ups/downs/arounds.

Anyway, the point is that anytime I can come up with a 2 or 3 diamond trail, I'm pretty happy. Most people like them best. 1 diamond is too easy, 5 is too hard for the "average" rider. The trick is to make the 2 and 3 diamond trails plenty rideable, but still a challenge and interesting, not just a line cut through the woods.

Trail 8 will be a good stepping stone to doing Trail 7 for those who are not yet doing Trail 7. Trail 8 is a little faster (less technical) in most sections.

BTW, since we added new sections to Trail 12 and cut out the worst off camber/rooty part, it is now a 3 diamond rather than a 4 diamond trail.

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cahoona wrote:
Thank you for making more single track trails.


yes, more trails for cahonky to dust everybody on.

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cahoona wrote:
Thank you for making more single track trails.


Yep- single track heaven. :)

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