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    Trail Building in Eldo Hills

    I've been busy building trails in El Dorado Hills. There's a lot of potential, climbs, rock gardens, etc. I'm mostly repurposing game trails and juvenile delinquent hangouts. I'm taking off this Friday to do some more building and riding. If you are interested, send me a PM.
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    I am going to try to move some things around with the baby so I can get out for some riding/trail work. I will pm when/if I get someone to watch her. Thanks for posting!

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    that in between ridgeview and EDH blvd?

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    dude thank you!

    I've found a few new trails on my last few rides around edh. They looked like game trails but they rocked. Thanks!

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    If you ride around lunch time I'll join you. I've been working a couple of spots from the top of Serrano down that could be really nice with some more riding. What area is that in the pics?

    Was that you who put in the little technical section on the Wild Oaks trail just before the first bridge?

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    Nice. Yeah a lot of potential around there. Thanks for the work!
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    I'm not the one who built the new technical section on the three bridges trail, but I'm glad it was added. By the way, that technical section is very similar to the type of trail I'm putting in. It's rocky, technical, and slow moving. Since the area only has a couple of miles of territory, this type of trail is perfect. However, there are some big hucks off of rocks I put in as well. One of them is a solid 4 footer. I won't state the actual location, since this is a public forum, but it's been mentioned. Regardless, it will never be commercialy developed due to the logistics and terrain difficulties. In addition, no one has been riding one whole side available since it's overgrown and no chainring marks are in any of the bigger logs. Someone on a minibike has been establishing some trails on one side, but they generally suck and stopped once the going gets rough. Also, since the ground is moist, establishing new trail is a cinch. Pruning rees has been the most time consuming, but even this is easy. With a little forethought, this could be a really cool tight technical singletrack diversion.

    Mephasto, I will be around at lunch. Send me a pm.

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    Noon Friday.

    I will meet you there at Noon. Bringing gloves, tools and a backpack.

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    Dang, this looks right up my alley, but not anywhere near my neck of the woods. Too bad, this looks to have serious potential. Keep up the good work.

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    Nice working with you guys today. It's gonna be a really nice area with some work and some riding.

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    Empty, I would be up for some more building tomorrow. Let me know a time...

    By the way, in the photos Mephisto posted, check out the nice poison oak shrub in the foreground. I think it's one of the reasons no one has spent much time there. Needless to say, I've been making use of technu after each outing. We tore out an assload of that nasty stuff today.
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    Looks like Mestapho and I are going to start at 9:30 on saturday. If anyone wants to join, send me a pm.

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    Between a few people, we put in about 20 man hours of trail building over the last couple of days.

    Empty put in a cool steep section by himself. It has a large 20 ft chunk of rock that looks like a line can be done down it. The pictures don't do it justice. It's about a 60 degree slope with a one foot gap of rock in the face. I looked at it for a solid 5 minutes, before deciding that being solo and helmet less was a bigger issue than feeding my ego. Even the regular line Empty built is still challenging. By the way Empty, the end of the section you built is the exact place where we were starting to build the lower traversing tier. The first two pictures are Empty's addition. The others are just various areas we have been working on.

    I will be out there this week after work. If anyone wants to join in, let me know.
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    looks great! I'm going to head over there tomorrow to see this in person. As for my project, the trail is about 90% done, just needs a bit of smoothing out and riding on before it will be finished. However, I'm headed back to Chico this week for school and wont be able to put the finishing touches on it.

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    here a shot doing that roll down, it needs a little catch berm at the bottom then going further to the right would be super smooth.



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    pretty cool area, keep making cool stuff like that!
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    Here's the latest from today, a 40-50ft log run with all of the offending branches removed. It rises a good three feet off of a very rocky creek bed.
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    Trail Building in Eldo Hills-creek.jpgHere's the creek bed...
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    Here's a big huckable rock... First picture is coming down toward the huck. The second is looking at the front side of the rock you are coming off.
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    Having issues with attaching pictures. Front side of rock:
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    Is that the same big rock you went off on Friday?

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    Yep...

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    Nice work

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