Beta got busy yesterday. Finished a 1 mile section of sweet singletrack on the west side of the Hardy Road Wild Forest. Gonna be a big year for Mtn Biking in the Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Wilmington region. A lot of new stuff will be built.
Looks like an awesome place! Didn't Chris do a TR from up there back in the fall?
Is it mostly hike-up-ride-down, or more XC stuff? are Shuttle laps possible?
I'd like to get up there at some point. Paging MC2... you in?!
Someone did do a TR a year or so ago. We've built a bunch more since then. Hardy Road is all XC and all sweet single track. The Flume is XC with mostly single track and some double track.
Shuttling is done w/ the "Poor Man's Downhill." We start just above the Atmospheric Science Center and rip down a state snowmobile trail, crossing the Reservoir hiking trail for WF/Ester And now we can continue down the snowmobile trail crossing (w/ permission granted to the public) private campground to exit onto Rt86 right at Steinhoff's.
bulit all the way to the height of land on the east side of Beaver Brook tract (hardy road). Out and back now consists of a 762 foot vertical climb to desend some of the sweetest single track this side of the Mississippi River.