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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! STRAWBERRY PEAK Trail: Who's been riding it?!

    On a lovely cruise with the family through the canyons today, I passed by Clear Creek Junction...the common parking area for those who like to do the Strawberry Peak loop. And what did I see???? Three parked vehicles (with bike racks) including one with some guys loading up their (mtn) bikes. Huhhh?!

    So, we continue on toward Red Box. Just as we pass Red Box, what do I see??? I rider climbing up that end of the trail.

    It's my understanding that the this trail system (along with others) does not officially open until AFTER May 31, 2014. Yet, I saw evidence that it is being used.

    Soooo, I have but one question to those of you who have sampled it:

    HOW IS IT?!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzo90802 View Post
    Oh, thanks! It appears as though it opened up this weekend.
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    One of my friend just did it over the weekend, just open and the trails are very narrow he said! however he said the trails are fun!
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    Ride report:

    A lot of deep, loose DG clogging the trails. HAB commonly. Still fun. Major problem with Poodle Dog bush. Beware!
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    Yup, it just opened last month. My friends rode it yesterday and ditto...full of Poodle Bush!
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    Love the Poodle Bush it's the Dobermans Bush that scares me.
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    Strawberry is Open

    Rode up Josephine/Strawberry on July 12th. The fire road up to Josephine Saddle and Josephine Peak is in great shape. Strawberry was in good shape and very rideable about half way where you come around the backside of Strawberry. Thanks to CORBA and donations from REI for the great trail work so far. After that things started getting soft and treacherous so I decided to turn around and not try to make it to Red Box. Has anyone done the whole loop recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egrabow View Post
    Rode up Josephine/Strawberry on July 12th. The fire road up to Josephine Saddle and Josephine Peak is in great shape. Strawberry was in good shape and very rideable about half way where you come around the backside of Strawberry. Thanks to CORBA and donations from REI for the great trail work so far. After that things started getting soft and treacherous so I decided to turn around and not try to make it to Red Box. Has anyone done the whole loop recently?
    There is quite a bit of HAB (due to deep DG) until you reach the the next saddle. From there it's spectacular most of the way back to Redbox. The exposure along the downhill stretch from that saddle is second to none so fasten your seatbelt. There has been some trail work done through there that makes the entire steep/exposure section smooth. No need for HAB through the tight downhill turns anymore. You just roll right through them.
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    the trail is most excellent... beautiful deep forest and great views the whole way! be prepared and self sufficient. its a fairly advanced ride (for me at least), some steep hike-bike...but once you pop out way on top of AC Hwy over RedBox i felt better, knew where i was.
    whats DG and whats HAB ?

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    If the Decomposed Granite is too deep and loose, you might have to Hike A Bike.

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