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    Mile to Sheep

    Celebrated my 44th trip around the sun a day early this Saturday with my wife and a couple of buddies on an "epic" ride that lived up to the hype. Have done Mile Creek as an out and back a few times, but this was the first time linking up the whole ride to Sheep Creek. About 5 hours of riding time and an 8 hour day total...super fun day and really proud of the wife for powering through and getting it done!
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    sweeeeeeeeet looking singletrack!
    Ride the bike.

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    Great photo's. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice pixels and a bump because I'm curious if this is the same ride?
    Bozeman, MT: Mile Creek to Sheep Creek | Mountain Biking in Montana

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Nice pixels and a bump because I'm curious if this is the same ride?
    Bozeman, MT: Mile Creek to Sheep Creek | Mountain Biking in Montana
    Yep.
    I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark

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    That looks amazing!! I am heading there this weekend, but am only doing the Mile creek out-n-back, but this make me really excited for it! Great pics!
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    Mildwillie- since it seems you have ridden this most recently, would you recommend bringing a GPS or are the trails pretty clear where to turn etc?
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    Don't have a GPS; I recommend this map : Recreational Topo Maps and Guidebooks,Beartooth Publishing, Bozeman, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Montana.
    The Bozeman/Big Sky/W. Yellowstone one. Pretty straightforward; the trail does kind of disappear in one area where we had to walk our bikes a bit, but it reappears on the right in the woods just after a small pond/puddle on your left. If I recall there is a small rock cairn marking the spot where to pick up the trail again. Check out this ride report as well: L-Train Station: Mile to Sheep Creek: Epic Ride Montana Style!. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MildWillie View Post
    Don't have a GPS; I recommend this map : Recreational Topo Maps and Guidebooks,Beartooth Publishing, Bozeman, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Montana.
    The Bozeman/Big Sky/W. Yellowstone one. Pretty straightforward; the trail does kind of disappear in one area where we had to walk our bikes a bit, but it reappears on the right in the woods just after a small pond/puddle on your left. If I recall there is a small rock cairn marking the spot where to pick up the trail again. Check out this ride report as well: L-Train Station: Mile to Sheep Creek: Epic Ride Montana Style!. Cheers!
    Along with the map listed above, the route is pretty well marked.

    The only time I had hard time route-finding was on the last HAB up and over the ridge down into Sheep. IIRC, the trail peters out 2/3 of the way up the climb.

    A few miles after the turn off of Watkins Creek you'll encounter a steep meadow (with a bunch of avalanche-knocked down trees) and you want to stay to your left.

    Once you quasi-top out of that steep meadow the trail is visible again to the top.

    When I did Sheep->Hebgen, I was VERY HAPPY to see tire tracks up in that section, as the trail got faint at times...

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    Awesome. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it. Super excited to ride it this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggilings View Post
    Awesome. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it. Super excited to ride it this weekend
    I look forward to you TR. This one is on my bucket list next time I make it up to visit fam in Jackson. On a side note, I had a look at your blog. Next time your in Sedona look me up and I'll be more than happy to play tour guide for the off the grid stuff not on a map

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    Nice ride and cool pics! Looks a lot different in the summer time. I snowmobile all over that area in the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    I look forward to you TR. This one is on my bucket list next time I make it up to visit fam in Jackson. On a side note, I had a look at your blog. Next time your in Sedona look me up and I'll be more than happy to play tour guide for the off the grid stuff not on a map
    I am super excited to go ride this. We are also tentatively planning a sedona trip October or November. If everything works out, I will take you up on that offer!

    Thanks again everyone for your help.
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    How'd your ride go ggilings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MildWillie View Post
    How'd your ride go ggilings?
    That trail is seriously so rad! I did a little trip report on my blog if people are interested..ONE TRAIL AT A TIME...: Mile Creek to Sheep creek... Backcountry adventure
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    Awesome TR on your blog gglilings

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