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    XC Hack
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    El Moro recon 12/8

    Today was my first visit to the park for a ride since '95 or so Anyway, it looks so different there with the trailer park gone and all the camping spots added. The trails seemed vaguely familiar as I headed out. I climbed BFI and was soon reminded of how long of a climb it is. Connected to Missing Link to Fence Line and then down Rattlesnake. Rattlesnake sure has changed beginning about halfway down. What was once just a singletrack with baseball chunk rock has turned into sheer death with huge drops, foot deep ruts and no clear path to stay on. I walked that 75 yd. section as I lacked the equipment, skill and huevos to clean it, lol. Returned via Mach One and El Moro Canyon. Overall, the trails were in good shape and I see that the state has posted maps along the trails so all the visitors from the Marriott and Cottages don't end up lost. Weather was killer, wish you were there.

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    Welcome back!

    FYI: most people (at least if they're driving from the north) park at the Newport Coast Dr. trailhead. It allows you to start and finish with some fun s/t in El Moro and/or Laguna Coast. And the parking is free. Pm me if you'd like a tour; there's a bunch of fun to be had.
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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