Grizzly Helena in North Park now clear.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by HellSickle, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    As our USFS riding partner said, "The trail fairies have visited". The morning sun shone on 60-70 down trees that were in pieces by sunset. Thanks to 8 hours of hard work by a great crew.

    While Norris Creek was crossable, nobody made it back to the truck with dry socks. :evil

    Post up pic's Amanda! :deal
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  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Amanda, I got your link. Great pictures. I thought this one told the best story of the day. Some pic's are going to get sent to the local paper in Walden for a short story on the trail fairies. :rofl

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    Pariahtize Miscategorized

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  4. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    ^ That
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  6. SUPERRIDE

    SUPERRIDE Been here awhile

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    I was there this weekend helping the NCTR crew and was wondering if anyone has ridden up the LEDGE in the Red Canyon? That is one TOUGH LEDGE!!!!!!
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  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    This ledge?

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    There is a secret ride around. :deal

    Or this one:

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    Or this ledge:

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    Since we came in from the South, I didn't ride all the way down to the bottom of Red Canyon, since I would have to come back up the horrible ledges. Instead, we parked at the top and hiked to the bottom, cutting a few annoying trees along the way.
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  8. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Link to pics?:ear

    Had a great time this weekend!!

    I wore the chainsaw backpack yesterday, and I had to re-learn how to ride! Feels like someone is pushing your shoulders all over the place!
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  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yeah, I really don't like the packs. Aside from the pain in the back, it's a big hassle to have to "assume the position" for getting the saw out & putting it away. I should have left the other front carrier. Since the latest mods seemed to work well, I'll get the other three carriers put together with similar mods.

    Did you guys get all the way thru the North end?
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  10. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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    Hooray for NCTR!
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  11. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Assuming the position wasn't too bad... Atleast Gene and Ben were gentle :eek1

    I had to bail a little early as I had to be back in FC by 5:30 and I left about 7.5 miles up the atv track, but 4 of them were going to continue on to finish up the last bit, so I would assume it's all done.
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  12. TooFast

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    Many Thanks to the trail clearing crew,been there done that, wasn't able to make it this year, perhaps next? I hope so:D
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  13. SUPERRIDE

    SUPERRIDE Been here awhile

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    The middle picture is the ledge I'm talking about. I went around the right side and Dennis rode the go around to the left. I think the next time I ride there I'll ride my KTM 250 2 stroke instead of my heavy KTM 450 and try to ride up the main ledge. I'll try to think I'm in Moab on Pritchard Canyan heading south.
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  14. HellSickle

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    There is a total ride around on that ledge. For the right price, I'll show you. I'm signed up to lead a 2-day ride there in September. :deal
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    SUPERRIDE Been here awhile

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    Where are those ledges in the other two pictures? I'll try to make that September ride.
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    thump_co ..ouch

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    Must ride this trail.
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  17. markamazing

    markamazing That didn't hurt!

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    have pictures of riding across the Platte in Red Canyon?
    That was the best ever..
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  18. HellSickle

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    I think we were too tired to pull out cameras by then.

    Wish I had taken a picture of Ethan in the root garden. Totally flogged, bent over his bars gasping for breath, and dripping with sweat while being swarmed by mosquitoes.

    Ahhh.... Good times.

    BTW, Amanda made it up the root garden. Thankfully it was dry. OTOH, Gene ghost rode his bike up. I'm waiting for Wyogirl to post the video of his bike vanishing into the ferns, sans rider.
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  19. wyogirl311

    wyogirl311 Been here awhile

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    Sorry - just now noticed. Here's what I got (btw, Gene takes forever in his set up)...

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EgZz4ldFhpc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And for anyone that hasn't done this - you literally get stuck between two rocks, which are both hard.
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  20. wyogirl311

    wyogirl311 Been here awhile

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    Here's another quick video of our favorite US forest employee clearing an over head tree (it pays to have someone who know what they are doing with you):
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