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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Road to Demo blocked 12/27/12

    Big slurry intermixed with rocks and tree limbs blocking the road at one of the slide areas on the Los Gatos Side. Looks about 3 ft deep, too liquidy to even attempt to ride bike through.
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    More details please...how close to trail head...where exactly. Thanks man!
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    unfreakingbelievable. The apocalyptic end of the bay area mountain biking world is upon us.

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    What a shocker!
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    gee guess you guys will either have to ride from Aptos or drive up from Corralitos both of which are not "the end of the world"
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    News Footage

    Lame.

    I think this news report is referring to the slide on Highland... 8ft deep by 13ft wide. Not too bad. But they are not going to work on it until it drys out a bit.

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    Here is a link to a video about the slide. first minute or so talks about it.
    Winter Weather Causing Problems On Central Coast | Santa Cruz News - KSBW Home

    Anyone know a way around that section? I can't tell from the map if any of the roads that go around that section are private.

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    A slide, on Highland? Not in my county!

    Which reminds me - know what I miss about living at Skyland/Highland rds. during the rainy season?

    Nothing !
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    It's on the far end of the new retaining wall they installed a few years back. The road and wall are fine, just 2-3 feet deep, by 13 ft or more wide of earthen pow pie splatted down the hill side. It't pretty liquidy, and with more rain on the way may be a while before it's solid enough to scoop up. A vacumn truck, or sludge pump could clear it out in just a few hours. Guess the county has thought about that. Maybe one of th local will scope it out the way with a front end loader.
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    This site has good info, granted I don't know where PM 3.28 and PM 3.16 are.

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    I headed down there today. It was pretty bad - so I turned around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz Cut View Post
    gee guess you guys will either have to ride from Aptos or drive up from Corralitos both of which are not "the end of the world"
    As one of the people who takes Highland Way regularly, how do you get there from Corralitos? Does it get you to the parking lot or somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    As one of the people who takes Highland Way regularly, how do you get there from Corralitos? Does it get you to the parking lot or somewhere else?
    Corralitos is just coming in Highland Way from the other direction (Watsonville side), so you will end up at the same parking lot. You basically need to get over to Corralitos via Santa Cruz or Morgan Hill. Then you take Eureka Canyon Rd which turns into Highland Way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe0807 View Post
    Corralitos is just coming in Highland Way from the other direction (Watsonville side), so you will end up at the same parking lot. You basically need to get over to Corralitos via Santa Cruz or Morgan Hill. Then you take Eureka Canyon Rd which turns into Highland Way.

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    Has anyone ridden Demo in the past couple of days? Just curious to get an update on trail conditions.

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    not again... any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolisbad1 View Post
    not again... any updates?
    Demo is in great shape, there are numerous puddles along the sag ponds during the climb up Buzzard Lagoon, but you can go around. It would be better to ride Monday or Tuesday to give it a bit to dry up, but it's fine now.

    Getting there? 17 to 1, south to Aptos, come up that way. Summit/Highland is out of operation for now.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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    I just came back from Demo. The slid is about knee deep at most, but it is very wet mud. Best recommendation is to bring a towel, socks and a pair of old shoes. Hike in with the old shoes and change them out for your cleats once you pass the slid. Stash your towel and old shoes. My feet got wet and it was misery the rest of the ride.

    Best of luck

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    Any updates on the road closure? Would love to ride Demo this weekend.

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    Can I get a hooo-rah?

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    Thanks. I guess Demo will have to wait until next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Can I get a hooo-rah?

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    Hooooooo-rah.

    (Too many ooos?)

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    Figures, I have start class again that Tuesday. Pacifica ha been a good alternative, just more gas to get out there, and greater risk of running over some hiker.
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    Can anyone confirm that Highland has in fact be re-opened? (Sentinel article was about "plans").

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Can anyone confirm that Highland has in fact be re-opened? (Sentinel article was about "plans").
    They plan to start on Jan. 7 Monday.

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