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    Tapia (Kona, Carl's trail) conditions/updates plz...

    Last few post I've read were from earlier this year (Feb). Was wondering how the trail conditions back in Tapia are as of lately. Also, any news/updates on the potential development happening back there?

    Particularly interested in knowing if Kona survived and is open... and in decent condition. Thanks!
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    I was there last weekend. Still "open" to riders.
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    Okay... good news for now. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    I was there last weekend. Still "open" to riders.
    How loose was it? I haven't been up there in a few months, but last time I was G-out was getting ridiculously washed out from how dry it's been.

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    I'm sure most of that place is a giant sand trap nowadays.
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    If anybody wouldn't mind sharing the 411 and PM me, I'd love to find another trail loop similar to Kona (fast, flowing) in the Santa Clarita or San Fernando area. Its been about 2 years since I've ridden, so something not uber technical would be awesome!
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    Kona is still pretty good. Dusty but not sandy. The only part that I feel is sandy is the lower part of the fire road. I haven't been on G-Out recently. Carl's is good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    Kona is still pretty good. Dusty but not sandy. The only part that I feel is sandy is the lower part of the fire road. I haven't been on G-Out recently. Carl's is good too.
    I'll have to get up there soon, before its too late...
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    anybody know if Mentryville is still rideable? I haven't been on that trail for a while and the last time we did that trail, it was overgrown.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm sure most of that place is a giant sand trap nowadays.
    I have ridden it twice in the last 3 months, and it was in good shape. G-out was good and Kona was amazing. Lots of flow and mostly buff. Very fast. There are sandy spots towards the bottom as you near the area where it joins the fire-road, but mostly it was great.

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    As trmn8er said, Kona is in pretty good shape, some spots are sandy, but not terrible. The lower section can get pretty loose in spots, and some areas are blown out towards the end.

    G-Out is in good shape too, however, there is one spot next to the cliff face,where you can either go left up and over a hill, or right to avoid the hill. In that spot I would HIGHLY recommend skipping the hill. Its about 5-6 inches deep with moondust on the downward face. Scared the crap out of me when my wheel sunk in deep enough for my rotor to touch the dust. I thought for sure I was going OTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asaulo1 View Post
    anybody know if Mentryville is still rideable? I haven't been on that trail for a while and the last time we did that trail, it was overgrown.....
    Are you talking about that singletrack that drops down from about 2/3 the way up down the east side of the canyon & ends up at Johnsondale near the bottom? Otherwise mentryville is mostly a broken up old paved fireroad all the way to the top. I haven't done it in a while, but don't see how that could get overgrown?

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