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    Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust

    Big up + BIG down.
    3k up for 7k of descent.
    A bit of MTB history thrown in as well-the climb follows a portion of the Plumline 7500 race from WAY back in the day.
    Start is just shy of 9k feet and the top is just over 11K feet.
    High elevation double track gives way to the finest 5k descent of cow built singletrack that I have had the pleasure to ride.
    Built by cows for cows, but super fun on a long travel FS bike. Steep, loose, and rocky singletrack. Cows appear to have an adequate, but no highly developed awareness of "flow".
    If you're familiar with Bullet at Mammoth, think several thousand feet of lower Bullet type descending-without the lift access.
    For fun, the clue to the location is in the title and the MTB history reference.

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    Looks like an awesome trail. I read somewhere that cows make perfect MTB trails because they won't ascend or descend over a certain gradient, like 6%. Hopefully you will clue us in on where this is.

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    Awesome. I have suspicions on where that is, but not 100% certain.
    definite malingerer

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    Re: Well, I dig the dirt an' I dig the dust

    When I ride trails that other mountain bikers don't know about here in California, I usually just keep it to myself.

    (That's typically because mountain bikers know all the legal ones easily, especially in California-that and the internet isn't the best place for secrets.)

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    True men don't kill coyotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeCoffee View Post
    True men don't kill coyotes.
    Yep.
    Despite being continually listed in the guidebooks for the area for the past 20+ years, the ride sees very little traffic.

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    Cool stuff! Last time I rode there was back in the late 90s as part of a White Mountain Peak in a day ride. I remember pedaling away from Laws at 3:15 AM for the endless climb up Silver Canyon and on up to White Mountain Peak (14,252'). It was a long memorable day on the bike. Felt so good to blast through those creek crossings on lower Silver Canyon after riding some 65 miles and who knows how many thousands of feet of elevation gain. Think I got back to my car at around 5:00 PM and it was still ninety something degrees in the valley. Keep saying I'm going to do it again someday...

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    I want to know the og Sierra 7500 route plumline route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightwoodfilms View Post
    I want to know the og Sierra 7500 route plumline route!
    Millpond-Tungsten City-Buttermilk Rd-pavement to Habeggar's-singletrack/jeep road access to Coyote-Coyote Valley Rd-Millpond

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    Thank you so much!!!

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