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    San Diego ... Big Laguna Loop

    Saw some beautiful scenery on this relatively flat trail. Met the youngest mountain biker to date ... 6 year old girl (and her 8 year old brother). Day started out sunny but ended inside of a cloud. Could hardly see the trail, much less landmarks. Trying to build some endurance in preparation for my ride next weekend with the Wherewolf.

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    Not the hardest but all things taken into account, probably my favorite area to ride in SoCal.

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    Nice pics. It's been a while since I've been up there. I miss it.

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    Missed the best part, Los Gatos Ravine

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    Lagunas are the bomb!

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    Here are two Photos I shot last Month on Los Gatos Ravine, I need to go back out there to try the new reroute


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    TCB,
    Cool shots. What's your flash setup?

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    Los Gatos Ravine?

    Hey, where the heck is Los Gatos Ravine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe@MBD.com View Post
    Hey, where the heck is Los Gatos Ravine?

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    Between Chico and Aqua Dulce ravines. Look about one inch to the right of Laguna Meadow (on the map).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdonner View Post
    TCB,
    Cool shots. What's your flash setup?
    I use two Nikon SBs, Pocketwizard FlexTT5 and a MiniTT1.
    The PW allows you to sync the flash up to 1/8000 sec
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe@MBD.com View Post
    Hey, where the heck is Los Gatos Ravine?

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    Gatos spur on the map, take it from what's shown as BLT-16 for full effect. Which reminds me, has someone been jacking around with the BLT trail markers? Seems like I saw at least 4 of them marked BLT-6 Thanksgiving weekend.


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    How is that Wooded Hill area? BLT-13, -14, -15 on the map.

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    "How is that Wooded Hill area? BLT-13, -14, -15 on the map. "
    Fairly mild, then it's a climb on the old country road. Literally a road.

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    I believe the Wooded Hill trail was shut down for rehab this year or last. Don't know the status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I believe the Wooded Hill trail was shut down for rehab this year or last. Don't know the status.
    I think you're right. I believe we routed around it and stayed close to the highway before we hit Old Country Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dseybert View Post
    How is that Wooded Hill area? BLT-13, -14, -15 on the map.
    The trail in green was still marked hiking only on one of the trail intersections.

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    Anyone hit up BLT over the weekend? Planning on heading up there tmw, and was wondering of its rideable or still a hot mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcemkr View Post
    Anyone hit up BLT over the weekend? Planning on heading up there tmw, and was wondering of its rideable or still a hot mess.
    I haven't been up there in a while, but if I had the time, I would go tomorrow. Everything should be rideable.

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    Let me know if the top half of noble is dried out if anyone goes by there.

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    I was out there this morning, didn't ride Noble thought. Started at the info center and rode up Old County Rd, down Aqua Dulce, across to the north of the meadow area and back out on one of the trails to the southwest . Trail conditions were excellent all over, other than the occasional icy snow patch, but otherwise pretty much all dry but tacky. Old County Rd was pretty icy but totally ridable. Aqua Dulce on the way down was even more icy and slick but still ridable, carefully. I didn't like dulce with all the ice, and wish I tried Los Gatos. In the meadows area all the trails I rode were excellent. Still some icy snow in shady spots but pretty few and nothing bad.
    I'd guess Noble is in good shape if it gets plenty of exposure, but I don't know.

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    Rode Los Gatos down Noble today. A lot of LG was a muddy mess, due to a lot of tree coverage. Noble was good besides the top 1/8 or so, everything else was prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe@MBD.com View Post
    Saw some beautiful scenery on this relatively flat trail. Met the youngest mountain biker to date ... 6 year old girl (and her 8 year old brother). Day started out sunny but ended inside of a cloud. Could hardly see the trail, much less landmarks. Trying to build some endurance in preparation for my ride next weekend with the Wherewolf.
    Never been down there. It's beautiful ! How far is that from Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank area approximately ?

    I'm not a parent but I hope those two little, young kids weren't out there by themselves... doesn't seem right...especially with all that goes on in today's world.

    Great pics, thanks for posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Piano Guy View Post
    Never been down there. It's beautiful ! How far is that from Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank area approximately ?

    I'm not a parent but I hope those two little, young kids weren't out there by themselves... doesn't seem right...especially with all that goes on in today's world.

    Great pics, thanks for posting
    It's about 150-175 miles from there. Just head down the 5 or the 15, then east on the 8 to the Sunrise Highway. Excellent place to spend the day!

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    great place to ride. Rode last time I was in SD and will for sure be going back.

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