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Old 07-21-2008, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Water Height, Trail Condition

I was just wondering how high the river crossing are right now, and how the trail difficulty is looking this year compared to last. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Water is very low wont even cover a 35'' tire. Trail is fairly difficult now, but will be easier after sierra trek runs.
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We ran it on 7-21

The trail was rougher than ususal (read as more fun).

Winch Hill #1 was great. Some of those holes are getting deep. Pick a good line and zoom right up. Slip off the line and you'll have to stack a few rocks.

Winch Hill #3 was brutal. Somebody stacked a bunch of big rocks. Then somebody spit out all the rocks with their tires. This made for a bunch of diff hangers going through there.

Winch Hills #2, #4, and #5 haven't changed much.

Most of all the mud holes are drying up, so they were easy. The water levels were low, so they were easy. Nobody else on the trail made for a quick trip (just four hours driving time).
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We ran it on 7-21

The trail was rougher than ususal (read as more fun).

Winch Hill #1 was great. Some of those holes are getting deep. Pick a good line and zoom right up. Slip off the line and you'll have to stack a few rocks.

Winch Hill #3 was brutal. Somebody stacked a bunch of big rocks. Then somebody spit out all the rocks with their tires. This made for a bunch of diff hangers going through there.

Winch Hills #2, #4, and #5 haven't changed much.

Most of all the mud holes are drying up, so they were easy. The water levels were low, so they were easy. Nobody else on the trail made for a quick trip (just four hours driving time).
is three the one that has a squeeze rock ontop that you can bypass? it has been about 5 years since I have been on it
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is three the one that has a squeeze rock ontop that you can bypass? it has been about 5 years since I have been on it
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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is three the one that has a squeeze rock ontop that you can bypass? it has been about 5 years since I have been on it

And that bypass might be a lot more difficult than you remember.

Was on the trail 15th-19th and it looked in good condition. WH#1 seems to change yearly as of late. As already mentioned water flow is expected to be low until after Sierra Trek. Very dry and dusty.

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I know this is the age old question, what is the max flow I slould attempt to run the trail durring? My rig is tall on 39" tires but relitivly light, I'm no chickin but I'd be real bummed to lose it.
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250ish is about it for me. I've seen people do it at higher flows but I kind of like my gauges
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