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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Anyone rode Witing Ranch last weekend?

    Planning on going after work since we got a long daylight now, wondering about the trail condition, anyone have been there lately?

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    Feb 2004

    Dramatic change of trail

    Reply my own post after a late afternoon ride:
    The one-way single track gets a lot of water crossing and steep V ditches, I stopped few times and walked some tough sections, they’re just something you won’t normally deal with in So. Cal trail. It’s hard enough to carry the right moment to clear the sudden drop-and-climb; the loose baby-head rocks only add more challenge (and fear factor) to it. Mustard road was actually more fun to climb with tighter trail and minor ruts. After the Four Corner, the biggest surprise came from the down hill ride, after smoothly bombed down 1/3 of the fire road the trail unexpectedly disappeared! The whole area was washed away and eroded into a 5 feet deep “canyon”; I carried my bike walked about 80 feet on the bottom river bed before returned to the familiar single track back.
    All in all, it was amazing to see how water carve the landscape like butter and turn the once straightforward XC trail into a freeride course. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the new challenge the nature has provided!

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