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    Noble and BLT trails - much poison oak...?

    I am headed out to do the Noble - BLT Loop in a few days. I have become super sensitive to poison oak and was wondering how much (if any) is out there right now.

    Its weird, I was not allergic to the stuff all of my life and all of a sudden I get crazy rashes if I even get close to it. Sucks.

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    I'm super sensitive to that vile plant, but don't recall ever getting it on Noble. Just don't venture off the trail in the shady spots.
    If not biking, then what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTP View Post
    I'm super sensitive to that vile plant, but don't recall ever getting it on Noble. Just don't venture off the trail in the shady spots.

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    I've never had a P.O. reaction after riding at BLT/Noble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I've never had a P.O. reaction after riding at BLT/Noble.
    You weren't riding hard enough.

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    Yes these trails have Poison Oak especially in the spring.

    And if Aquaholic could chime in he frequents these trails and always has P.O. problems. I don"t know if he has changed his remedy over the years but I know he swore the only cure was to pour bleach on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bauhaus View Post
    I am headed out to do the Noble - BLT Loop in a few days. I have become super sensitive to poison oak and was wondering how much (if any) is out there right now.

    Its weird, I was not allergic to the stuff all of my life and all of a sudden I get crazy rashes if I even get close to it. Sucks.

    I rode indian creek and noble canyon two saturdays ago...I managed to get a little bit of poison oak for the first time out there. Not sure where it was but some areas are overgrown a bit.

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    I have found that in SoCal if you are riding, hiking, walking under a canopy of Oak trees along a canyon bottom/creek bed you are passing through prime poison oak habitat.

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    BTW there are other nasties out there besides P.O. that can cause grief.

    I'm planning to hike Section C of the PCT this coming week and just found out we'll be going through a few miles of Poodle-dog bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    BTW there are other nasties out there besides P.O. that can cause grief.

    I'm planning to hike Section C of the PCT this coming week and just found out we'll be going through a few miles of Poodle-dog bush.
    Looks like a good time Just wear long sleeves and pants. And be sure to bring a breathing mask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Looks like a good time Just wear long sleeves and pants. And be sure to bring a breathing mask.
    LOL.

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    Naw you don't want that namby-pamby wind breaker. Real cyclists use this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    BTW there are other nasties out there besides P.O. that can cause grief.

    I'm planning to hike Section C of the PCT this coming week and just found out we'll be going through a few miles of Poodle-dog bush.
    So....THAT....was the culprit. I have hiked in many areas where there was no PO and still got the rash....the mystery has been solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    So....THAT....was the culprit. I have hiked in many areas where there was no PO and still got the rash....the mystery has been solved.
    Could have been Laurel Sumac. I have a rash from that now after a ride last week on some overgrown trails. First time in a while I've gone with a short-sleeve T.
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