MTB Trail Work Updates

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Ethan Snow Ethan Snow
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MTB Trail Work Updates

raisingarizona wrote
Not to derail but I'd like to see more updates Ethan of your trail work,
Here's what I'm working on currently. This trail is going to be a flow trail. We built a lot of it last season, but we are finishing the upper section now. It is basically a machine built trail, but it should be super fast.   We have plenty of natural trails with drops and stuff currently.

This section is ultra manufactured, because it goes through an area that gets a lot of runoff during heavy rains. I don't want the trail becoming a creek bed.


And this berm is just roughed in. Going to finish it by hand tomorrow.


Damn, I think this is going to flow like a dream. Gonna buff it out tomorrow.

JasonWx JasonWx
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Re: Plunge: The Catskill Beast?

How many miles of trail do you have?
looks great..
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Snowballs Snowballs
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Agree. Cool project. Impressive job Ethan.  
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Looks great man! It's so much fun to sculpt trail. I would think that with your limited vertical a flow trail is the best option.

Have you thought of building any berm to berm transfer jumps (I think that's what they are called)? I really like that snappy stuff.
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Yes, a flow trail definitely takes a (semi) short run and makes it much longer and more fun by wandering across the fall lines rather than straight down. It"s also a ton of work to construct them properly, make sure they drain water properly, and to built proper berms and transitions. A berm-to-berm transfer jump is something I will have to think about since I am in construction mode right now. as far as trail miles, I have a total of about 3/4 mile of alpine skiing trails. For mountain bike trails, maybe a mile worth of single track and flow trail. Although that is being significanlty increased now that we own a larger piece of land as of December.
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Re: Plunge: The Catskill Beast?

still fun to do laps on...

Hey AZ, I plan on riding Gooseberry Mesa the first week in June..Have you ever been there?
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No, I haven't been there but I hear it's awesome. I think thunder mountain is near there as well as Brian Head ski area. You could make it a killer trip mixing those into it. Brian Head ski area has a small bike park but the shuttle runs are epic, 5k of fast and technical descents.
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Thunder Mountain is off the charts. Harv, I still want to do a front page on Thunder one of these days.
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If you stop hijacking my Beast thread with your flow Trails  I'll consider it :-)
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raisingarizona wrote
No, I haven't been there but I hear it's awesome. I think thunder mountain is near there as well as Brian Head ski area. You could make it a killer trip mixing those into it. Brian Head ski area has a small bike park but the shuttle runs are epic, 5k of fast and technical descents.
Will try , staying in Springdale and doing the family Zion thing...
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