Leaving the 7ave trailhead tomorrow morning about 5ish. Ride to to widowmaker via disneyland, then back to 7ave with minedrop loop thrown in if possible. Hope to be back at the parkinglot no later than 7:30.
From the park, or where 7ave dead ends north of Peoria?
I used to park at the central trailhead, but once October came around, it doesn't open unitll 6 so I've been going to Duck park.
I've parked a Toyota truck in the north parking lot of the park a few times without incident, might not want to push my luck though. Hmmmm
I just dropped my bike off at Slippery Pig this morning for some gear overhauling or I'd be in. They said my chain was at a .9 on their "scale" (I think that's what it was) which was WAY past time to replace it. Getting a new set of cogs in back, derraileur, chain, and all new cables. Hopefully it'll put me back to "new" so I'll be less pissed off when I ride.
I don't mean to hijack, but where is the Mine Drop trailhead? I rode the west side of PMP for the first time today, and loved it, but the only decent place I knew to park was across thunderbird, right across from the Tr 25 entrance, which is where I started. Here was my route today. Riding up on the Rocky Ridge is a blast, by the way, at least after the long, hard climb up! (I had to hike quite a bit of it.)
You were so close! If you look at the little pigtail that is the eastern most part of your ride, instead of making a u turn, follow that trail east so you parallel t-bird almost to cavereek road. The trail then goes south and if you look on your everytrail map just west of the 11868 on cavecreek road, you see the trail is green and kinda widens out, that is the top of "mine drop" follow it clockwise, and it'll take you right back to your pigtail, or you can connect with T100 near the valley with all of the desert broom bushes.
Definatly a clockwise loop.
What's the details for tomorrow? I'm right here at the Thunderbird and Central trail head............Drew
I was planning on leaving the 7ave trail head at 5 and ride over to the widowmaker/birthday hill and back. Be done by 7:30 at the latest. Tomorrow I was going to do the the tapatillo loop clockwise on the way, and minedrop loop on the way back.
Im getting all of these names from "Dale's PMP map", and the route is subject to change if others want. If you're up for getting up that early, let me know.