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    Joanna Trail @ Mark Twain Lake

    Went down there this morning and while I'm glad I went I wouldn't call it a euphoric epic experience. Does it have a ton of potential, absolutely! I only did a total 30 mile out and back because I got tired of bushwacking and picking off ticks. There are some sections that were or could be st worthy but the majority of it felt like the horses owned this trail. I talked to two horse riders at one point and they said, "Yeah, we was wondering because we saw your tracks". Yes, the enemy has landed! Regardless, it was some doubletrack mixed with trail. I would not call it groomed singletrack as there were many trees down and the trail needed trimming but the basics are there. It reminded of GF with the loose rocks and babyheads BUT without the elevation. I hope Lick Creek is a little more st friendly. A good adventure, none the less and there are 41 pics so enjoy.

    EASY DRIVE (108 MILES IN 1 HR AND 10 MINUTES, I DON'T CONDONE SPEEDING)
    TRAIL WELL MARKED
    PRIMITIVE CAMPSITES
    ELEVATION BARELY
    OVERGROWN BUT STILL RIDEABLE
    HORSESHIT
    TICKS (PICKED OFF 14 TOTAL THROUGH OUT THE RIDE)
    DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

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    Looks better than I thought it would. There's just not enough MB riders up that way to keep the trail up. As you say, lots of potential. That's one part of Missouri that needs more trail. Thanks for posting the pics.
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    The "log cabin loop" is THE section worth riding on this trail and it's almost all single track. I live up the road from here and rode it yesterday. It's in decent shape. The loop has a little bit of everything...good climbs, technical stuff, and fast single track. Watch for rocks✌️

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