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    "North Shore" Like Trails in SoCal?

    I'm planning a trip to the Whistler area for the end of May and have been looking at all kinds of photos of the trails up there. There is some really sweet looking stuff I've found in the Whistler area.

    So this got me thinking as I sit here while it rains, again, do we have any trails in the SoCal area with "North Shore" like structures? I knew of some okay structures in the PV area that were hidden in a canyon, but most of these have been destroyed last I rode. Plus they were rather small in height off the ground and only about ten feet long at the most.

    It seems that most of the trails I ride are all on National Forest or other federal agency lands (e.g. Angeles, Cleveland, San Bernardino, and Santa Monica). I would imagine that building North Shore like structures would be difficult to accomplish on these protected lands, especially seeing as we have issues keeping them open for bikes anyway. However...do people know what the possibilities of building approved structures would be?

    I've seen on this forum where bikes have installed homemade bridges at stream crossings. Many of our local trails have been seriously destroyed around stream crossings due to all the rain. I'm wondering if building small elevated bridges across these streams would be beneficial for the trails in the long run. I would love to see mountain bike trail groups get approval to build cool, challenging structures for us bikers to ride. Structures with teeter-totters and the like. I would think if we built something with a challenging obstacle, (drop off, really narrow bridge, teeter-totter, etc.) but also provided an easy alternative for less skilled bikers and hikers it would be easier to get approval for the powers that be.

    See attached drawing of a teeter-totter bridge I just drew up. I wanted something what was a suspension style bridge that would not block the flow of water in the stream. Something like this would be really fun. If there was a regular flat bridge right next to the teeter-totter the bridge would be useable by all.
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    where are you located in socal????

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    Pasadena

    Pasadena

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    No trails, you just have to make do with what you find. And put it back when you're done.
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    yeah you gotta be careful with what you build cause they could very well close the trail to bikers if someone is hurt.

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    I would never build something without permission. First of all I don't want trails to get closed, second I don't want to spend the time and money if it's just going to get ripped out.

    The people up north have been able to build stuff legally, granted some of trails are illegal, but tons are legal. It would great to get permission to build some obsticals so long as they also provided an easy way around as well. It seams it might be easier to get permission from local or state parks rather than from the feds.

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    I have a secret N.shore style trail but it needs work. All I need is a cordless saw and some help.
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    Donde esta?

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    mmm....fun...
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    search and you will find
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    Nice Work

    Nice work there. Is it legal? A non-response will suffice if not. If so how did you get approval?

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    I'm in pasadena too
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