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    New Trails in Downieville!

    Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working with the US Forest Service to build new trail in Downieville and we need your help.

    Yes, new trails!
    Including a new trail from the Packer Saddle shuttle drop.
    More on that below, first…

    To make the new trails happen we need help with two items:
    1. Comment on our grant proposal
    2. Help with funding - $5 a Foot!



    Please Comment on Our Grant Proposal
    We are applying for match grants that will double the dollars we raise for building the trails and we need your glowing comments. No comments = no funds = no new trail. It takes 5 minutes and if you can contribute with dollars, please do this.

    Info for commenting here:
    https://sierratrails.org/seeking-gra...s-respond-now/


    Please Support Funding with $5 a Foot
    Long-time trail supporter Santa Cruz Bikes has teamed up with Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship on our $5 a Foot Downieville specific fundraiser. All of the funds go to building new trails and fixing the trails in the Downieville area. Every $5 is an entry to win the Santa Cruz bike of your choice fully blinded out!!! A forum member won 2 years ago, you can too. May the odds be in your favor.

    Donate and get into $5 a Foot here:
    https://sierratrails.org/5-bucks-foot/


    New Trails in Downieville
    Not only will this year's 5 Bucks a Foot campaign help fund repairs on favorites like North Yuba Trail, but it will also go to help fund dozens of miles of new trail including a 20-mile singletrack connecting Hall's Ranch to Chimney Rock Trail, a new “2.5 Divide” singletrack connecting the top of Third Divide with First Divide, and new singletracks at the top of Rattlesnake, Lavezzola, Big Boulder and Pauley Creek trails. All of these trails will be built and maintained with locally hired and trained work crews. Assisting these local crews will be a new program through Downieville High School to foster future trail builders like SBTS Project Supervisor, Henry O'Donnell, a Downieville High School graduate.

    We can get working on these trails this year, and you can start riding some of these trails this summer, but we need your help with comments and funding.

    Downieville is going to get (more) rad, help us make it happen!

    Map of the New Trails
    Here is a large map to view where the new trails are. The new trails are dashed green with a yellow stroke. It can be hard to read, so you’ll need to zoom in.
    http://downievilleclassic.com/DV_enh...-optimized.jpg


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    Holy guacamole!! SBTS is the greatest!

    Great to see upper Lavezzola rerouted.

    "Gold Valley Rim Trail" will always and forever be known as The Perfect Cycling Trail :-)

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    WOW! Dreaming of the endless loops possible with all those new trails...Halls to Chimney? MMMMMmmmmmm
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    I'm really glad to see some of the new trails are also going to be motorized! Donation and positive grant comment pending...

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    Thank you, Santa Cruz Bikes! Awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    Great to see upper Lavezzola rerouted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    WOW! Dreaming of the endless loops possible with all those new trails...Halls to Chimney? MMMMMmmmmmm
    Yes! This can change how you look at Downieville.

    Also, with the new Gold Valley Rim Trail, we can ride singletrack from Packer Saddle --> Gold Valley Rim Trail --> Baby Heads --> Big Boulder -->3rd Divide -->1st Divide for an amazing, big ride from the shuttle drop.

    Or if you really want to start big; start from the newly opened to bikes, Sierra Buttes Trail for 7000 vertical feet of decending!

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    Will they be moto legal or mtb only?

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    yes!

    Thanks SBTS, looks like it's time to donate again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Will they be moto legal or mtb only?
    Most of the new trails will be moto legal.

    Divide 2.5 is an alternative route to 3rd and 2nd Divide to provide more space for moto and bikes.

    We have up to 40 miles of moto legal trail we are building on Mt Hough near Quincy as well. More on that later.

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    Or if you really want to start big; start from the newly opened to bikes, Sierra Buttes Trail for 7000 vertical feet of decending!

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    P are you saying the trail from the lookout down to packer saddle is now open to bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateArnold View Post
    P are you saying the trail from the lookout down to packer saddle is now open to bikes?
    Yes sir! Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship negotiated opening the trail to bikes!

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    I've only ridden up there once but it was some of the best riding I've ever experienced. I'm in for some feets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post

    We have up to 40 miles of moto legal trail we are building on Mt Hough near Quincy as well. More on that later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post
    Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working with the US Forest Service to build new trail in Downieville and we need your help.
    ...
    Info for commenting here:
    https://sierratrails.org/seeking-gra...s-respond-now/
    ...
    Donate and get into $5 a Foot here:
    https://sierratrails.org/5-bucks-foot/
    ...

    WOW!!! Best grant proposals I've seen in years! :-)

    Comments posted for both grants and donated 20 feet of trail!

    THANK YOU SBTS!

    Already got Packsaddle CG reservations for my birthday weekend in July. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post
    Yes sir! Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship negotiated opening the trail to bikes!

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    I saw that on the map last summer but there was a "no bikes" sign. Glad to hear that is some sort of synchronization issue.

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    Embedding the map for an easier overview.

    New Trails in Downieville!-master_2017_planning-optimized.jpg

    For detail click here for the larger map:
    http://downievilleclassic.com/DV_enh...-optimized.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post
    Most of the new trails will be moto legal.

    Divide 2.5 is an alternative route to 3rd and 2nd Divide to provide more space for moto and bikes.

    We have up to 40 miles of moto legal trail we are building on Mt Hough near Quincy as well. More on that later.

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    This is GREAT NEWS!

    Extra money coming for legal bike access AND moto access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb View Post
    I saw that on the map last summer but there was a "no bikes" sign. Glad to hear that is some sort of synchronization issue.
    yeah same thing happened to me.
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    In for 20 ft! Thanks Santa Cruz!!

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    Didn't realize the PCT was rerouted, so now the old PCT is legal. Now we can ride from the top of Sierra Buttes into Sunrise, etc, all legally, at least according to this map. 8500-3000' Last time I was there I wanted to ride "the whole enchilada", but didn't want to ride that short piece of PCT to connect to the Butttes, as I am a law abiding citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpressnall View Post
    Didn't realize the PCT was rerouted, so now the old PCT is legal. Now we can ride from the top of Sierra Buttes into Sunrise, etc, all legally, at least according to this map. 8500-3000' Last time I was there I wanted to ride "the whole enchilada", but didn't want to ride that short piece of PCT to connect to the Butttes, as I am a law abiding citizen.
    The ride down from the Sierra Buttes is going to be so good!

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    If only we could get the section opened from the buttes to Sierra City

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post
    Yes sir! Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship negotiated opening the trail to bikes!

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    I'm sure I'm in the minority here but, that doesn't seem like the best trail to have open to bikes. I've hiked it many times...too much foot traffic. With that said, I can't wait to ride it

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    Hey does this mean we can ride from Packer Saddle to Mt. Elwell on the 'old' PCT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    If only we could get the section opened from the buttes to Sierra City
    Yeah, that would be MONEY huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoGordo View Post
    Yeah, that would be MONEY huh?
    Haha, I see what you did there. It'd be so Money. The sharp rock gnar factor at the top would probably keep most people off of it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post

    Also, with the new Gold Valley Rim Trail, we can ride singletrack from Packer Saddle --> Gold Valley Rim Trail --> Baby Heads --> Big Boulder -->3rd Divide -->1st Divide for an amazing, big ride from the shuttle drop.

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    Been riding singletrack on that route forever. But I guess it will be nice to have an imperfect trail to ride.
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    Drop and give me twenty! 7000' is lot of arm pump! Stoked for new trails, and hopefully a new Nomad. Hopefully gonna get down there soon to ride some of the lower elevation stuff.

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    Added my public comment. Thanks SBTS for creating some amazing recreation opportunities for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtssogood View Post
    Drop and give me twenty! 7000' is lot of arm pump! Stoked for new trails, and hopefully a new Nomad. Hopefully gonna get down there soon to ride some of the lower elevation stuff.
    Arm pump? What's that?

    Put some time in on a dirt bike and that'll all go away.

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    ^^ Because nothing gives you buff arms like pulling your moto out of the lake.
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    Donated!...now the tought part is going to be picking out my new bike

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    Divide 2.5? Cute. Donated $50.

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    BUMP!

    We need more —lots more— comments in support of building and maintaining the world class trails around Downieville and Quincy.

    Take a few minutes and let the Forest Service know why these trails and recreational opportunities are important to you. The more positive comments, the more support for these grants that the allow Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to build new trail and maintain the existing system.

    Follow this link to make your comments:

    https://sierratrails.org/seeking-gra...s-respond-now/

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