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    there are all kinds of trails like that on the good side of the divide

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    Man, those trails look prime!

    Looks like a great time thanks for sharing.

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    Well it doesn't look like Nebraska.....

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    Dear god, it's all so...smooth and straight.

    Do want.

    Maybe I haven't acclimated to my new home of chunky rocks and roots as much as I'd like to think.
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    Sheep Creek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    Sheep Creek?
    Winner winner chicken dinner. Did Sheep Creek > Twelvemile Creek lollipop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Winner winner chicken dinner. Did Sheep Creek > Twelvemile Creek lollipop.
    One of my favorites. looks like the beaver pond crossing took some creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    One of my favorites. looks like the beaver pond crossing took some creativity.
    Hopefully flowtron chimes in with the photo of me just wading through the pond with my bike overhead.

    What do you know about the Tumble Creek and Salt Creek riding to the south?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Hopefully flowtron chimes in with the photo of me just wading through the pond with my bike overhead.

    What do you know about the Tumble Creek and Salt Creek riding to the south?
    Here you go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Hopefully flowtron chimes in with the photo of me just wading through the pond with my bike overhead.

    What do you know about the Tumble Creek and Salt Creek riding to the south?
    All that stuff just to the north east of Buffalo Creek Wilderness is great riding. Salt Creek, Tumble Creek, and (I think?) Rich creek can be combined into nice loops utilizing the various double track in the area. I have yet to do it but you could do a mongo ride with Sheep Creek and all the other stuff to the south of it. The only caveat is that Salt Creek tends to get a lot of blowdown for some reason. They cut it out in the spring and in some years by next summer there can be lots - like dozens - of trees down in the area. Couldn't tell you what current conditions are since I haven't been that way yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    All that stuff just to the north east of Buffalo Creek Wilderness is great riding. Salt Creek, Tumble Creek, and (I think?) Rich creek can be combined into nice loops utilizing the various double track in the area. I have yet to do it but you could do a mongo ride with Sheep Creek and all the other stuff to the south of it. The only caveat is that Salt Creek tends to get a lot of blowdown for some reason. They cut it out in the spring and in some years by next summer there can be lots - like dozens - of trees down in the area. Couldn't tell you what current conditions are since I haven't been that way yet.
    I think Rich Creek does go into the Wilderness. I think salt creek is on the list for the near future.

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    Do you have directions to the trail head I am off this week and that looks like a good way to spend some of my time
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    makes me cry when i cant ride trails due to a torn acl :'(
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    Wow, those are great looking trails.

    Hopefully there are not as many Sheep Creeks as there are Sheep Mountains! Doing search now.

    Thanks for Sharing

    Edit; Does that route include some road riding to connect twelvemile and sheep trails? Is the water crossing on the handle of the lollipop?
    Last edited by Curtis C; 07-10-2011 at 06:06 PM.

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    There is some forest service road to connect Sheep Creek Trail and Twelvemile Creek Trail. The insane creek crossing is across Twelvemile Creek.

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    Thank You! Do you know if the creek crossing is normally that swollen or will it settle down some? Any suggestion CW or CCW for the loop?

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    There is a beaver dam there, so I imagine it doesn't really variate much. Tough call on CW vs. CCW. We rode CCW, which means we climbed Sheep Creek to the forest road, the forest road rolled and then we descended Twelvemile Creek. Twelvemile Creek trail is actually an old two track that the forest has reclaimed. Its got a feel similar to Sourdough in that it has a lot of embeded rocks. Next time, we'll climb Twelvemile and descend Sheep Creek just for the experience. Can't miss, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    I think Rich Creek does go into the Wilderness. I think salt creek is on the list for the near future.
    Yup - me and the rest of the fambly backpacked there over 4th of July. 3 days and we saw all of about a dozen people while we were there.

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    I preferred CW, but it truly is good either way!
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Sweet pics! Good timing as I am planning on hitting it next weekend. Was routefinding pretty straight forward? Guidebook makes it sound a little difficult to find the trail from the fireroad (not sure of which direction they recommend it).

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    Winner winner chicken dinner. Did Sheep Creek > Twelvemile Creek lollipop.
    "Serves you right to suffer." -The Wife (after being 2 hours late)

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    Yes. The only routefinding challenge is from FS 173 to the Twelvemile Creek trail. You'll end up in a round about on 173 and that means you've gone just slightly too far, the trail is on the north side of the creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg View Post
    Sweet pics! Good timing as I am planning on hitting it next weekend. Was routefinding pretty straight forward? Guidebook makes it sound a little difficult to find the trail from the fireroad (not sure of which direction they recommend it).
    Which book are you finding it in?

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    Seems like a good book for the Arkansas Valley. He has some GPX files you can download as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Hopefully flowtron chimes in with the photo of me just wading through the pond with my bike overhead.

    What do you know about the Tumble Creek and Salt Creek riding to the south?
    It's been sometime since I have done these rides but from what I can remember I enjoyed the tumble creek/salt creek ride much better. If I remember correctly the views were much better also.

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