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    3 Corner Rock conditions?

    Anywhere ride there recently? Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent
    Anywhere ride there recently? Thanks in advance.

    Yes, but it's been a few weeks. It's in great shape as far as Stebbins Creek. There weren't any trees down in that section and the tread holds up very well. The road from Dougan Falls to the trailhead was recently scraped, so no pot holes, but it turned the surface into soft and loose gravel. It should be bedded down a bit by now.

    My regular winter ride is to park at Dougan, ride the three miles up the road to the trail and then up and down to the creek and back.


    Tomorrow (Friday 2/5) I plan on being at Dougan by 11:30am and make an attempt at the summit.
    [Scratch that. The bike shop just called and a crucial component needs to return to it's origin for repairs.]

    I am willing to entertain anyone interested in this ride. Achieving the summit will require a creek crossing, cover approximately 25 miles and climb over 4000 feet. It might be raining. It is surely to be cold and windy at the top. I'll be bringing lights. Getting to the top is no guarantee, in fact it is improbable.

    [like I said, "improbable."]
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    Reviving this thread instead of starting a new one...

    Thinking about riding up there this weekend - anybody been up & know what the creek crossing is like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabrielle
    Reviving this thread instead of starting a new one...

    Thinking about riding up there this weekend - anybody been up & know what the creek crossing is like?

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    The creek will be running high with this rain and the snow that is still on the flanks of the summit. The trail is in great shape and holds up well when wet. It's clear up to the road crossing. Above that, as of a couple weeks ago, there was still quite a bit of snow.

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    Perfect condition

    I rode it this morning and it was great. I parked at Dougen Falls and rode up. A good time for all. We made it to the creek and turned around...I think it is a climb but not a big deal. It is a good workout.

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    The trail is in great shape all the way up.Typical snow patch (two) on the north side,but clear of blowdown and overgrowth.Whoever cut back the top section is a real gem!The descent is so much fun I enjoyed it with 15 feet of visibility on Sunday(no sun at all).The creek crossing was cake...take your shoes off and take a stroll.This is possibly the finest ride "we" have at this point.As far as the creek running deep...my knee warmers did not get wet.

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    The trail itself was in great shape over the weekend, but the upper section (between creek and road) is getting a bit overgrown. Some of that overgrowth is Devil's Club, so bring your nippers & be careful out there.
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    Trail conditons?

    Has anyone been out to 3CR recently and ridden the upper section between the creek and road? Is it still overgrown? If so, I want to get a few riders together and go do some cutting back from the road down to the creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Has anyone been out to 3CR recently and ridden the upper section between the creek and road? Is it still overgrown? If so, I want to get a few riders together and go do some cutting back from the road down to the creek.

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    I have! The upper section is overgrown,but more than rideable.Cut away man!!!Three cheers to you.FYI...Washington DNR has implemented a new revenue collection "service" called the "Discover Pass".Everything from Dougan Falls on requires a parking pass.I parked at the fish hatchery and did the out and back from there.I do not pay to park...anywhere.
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    The whole trails is overgrown. I did it over the weekend. I think it is an awesome trails that is undervalued. The problem is you get hammered by brush. I wonder if a gas powered weed wacker would be the best. I hear they are going to log it out next year. That would be a sad scenario

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Has anyone been out to 3CR recently and ridden the upper section between the creek and road? Is it still overgrown? If so, I want to get a few riders together and go do some cutting back from the road down to the creek.

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    I rode to the summit about six weeks ago and it was ridable, but definitely brushy in the usual places.

    Over the years I have done some brush work on this trail. The Cold Creek crew based in Camas have done some work too. I would be interested in a group heading up to tackle the overgrown sections.

    I work on Saturdays so it would have to be a Sunday or Monday for me.

    As Jaybo mentioned, a gas powered brush cutter would help make it very efficient. I think the Camas guys have been able to access loaner tools from the DNR (might make the "Discovery Pass" more palatable, eh?).

    Either way, I could be persuaded to head out this Sunday for a day-long effort of clearing our way to the top. With enough people and hand tools, we could leap-frog along clearing the worst of it and still get a good ride in.

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    I'm out of commission right now, but if this were pushed out to the first/mid of October, I'd be there for sure.
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    3CR trailwork on Sunday?

    I would be interested in going this Sunday. We could at least get the worst stuff cut back. It is crazy how fast everything grows out there. I did a cut back this spring from the lower road and made it to the section before the drop to the creek. Now it looks like nothing has been cut for years.

    I am shooting for this Sunday because we are doing a memorial ride the week after for a friend that recently passed away. 3CR happened to be his favorite trail.

    Would gas powered stuff would be a good idea with all of the fire danger we are currently experiencing? I was thinking human powered cutting on the worst spots.

    I guess the Discovery pass is available at Jimbo's Deli Mart or Bi Mart in Washougal if needed.

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    Yo Bubba...If you were to drive to the road crossing I believe that the "pass" could be avoided.I cannot imagine anyone would patrol that far in.The enforcement agent that I talked to had no intention of venturing passed Dougan Falls.Personally I think that the lower section is fine,but I like Huffman Peak...it's a bushwacking nightmare.In regards to the "pass",apparently the fee does not go into trail maintenance or secure parking.I believe that it is only for trash removal at a few swimming/drinking areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1 View Post
    Yo Bubba...If you were to drive to the road crossing I believe that the "pass" could be avoided.I cannot imagine anyone would patrol that far in.
    From what I understand from this document..

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    you need a pass just to drive on the DNR roads now.

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    I agree...but I know there will be no patrol that far up.I hope that no one who rides voted for this!Thanks for the info document.I will still ride Three Corner Rock a lot.I will always park well below the "resticted" area.I never bought a "forest pass" and I surely will not support the agency that will be logging this area to it's demise.JUST LIKE TARBELL!!!Thanks again for the info link!
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    As long as they are not checking traffic say near Dougan Falls or the swimming holes upstream from there, you'd probably be OK.

    The entire "forest pass" scam is just another way for government to rake dough from user groups. They say that "it will be used for improvements". I call BS on that. Most of it goes to pay for the bureaucracy to establish and enforce the program. Sorry for the rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    As long as they are not checking traffic say near Dougan Falls or the swimming holes upstream from there, you'd probably be OK.

    The entire "forest pass" scam is just another way for government to rake dough from user groups. They say that "it will be used for improvements". I call BS on that. Most of it goes to pay for the bureaucracy to establish and enforce the program. Sorry for the rant.
    No need to apologize.The funny part is "they" want to charge a usage fee to someone who is doing the work that is never performed by DNR.Did you notice the work that went into that info page?I wish the National Forest websites were this clear.Oh well,ride it 'til it's logged.
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    Is the 3CR area really going to be logged? If so, that truly is a shame. I've watched over the years as the clear cuts have crept ever closer each summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Is the 3CR area really going to be logged? If so, that truly is a shame. I've watched over the years as the clear cuts have crept ever closer each summer.
    I have no evidence other than spray paint marking and timber sale boundary signage on the trail.I certainly do not understand the process that goes along with such endeavors.Right now it simply appears "fishy".
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    Logged, non-maintained trails by the state (maintained by clubs only), but be sure to have your "Discovery Pass" ($10/day) to park in a "shady" graveled lot in middle of nowhere to ride on DNR lands that are mostly amidst clearcuts. The state of WA has their head up their butt in terms of recreation on state lands is concerned, IMO. The message is, "you pay us to ride a bit of on our logged lands and we will eventually log and destroy those trails you've come to love to ride and paid to ride and you will have to re-build them up yourselves after we hammered the area". At least the Dept. of Forestry at Post Canyon gives riders mostly free reign to build with no bogus pass due to knowing that the trails could and very well be logged at anytime.
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    I can't disagree with Igusta on the state of Washington State and the management of lands. I hope the logging doesn't destroy 3 Corner Rock but it doesn't sound good. Thank gawd Sandy Ridge is a new riding option because we are losing trails left and right over the years. I was sick when Whoop De Doo was blasted in HR--and disappointed the last part of Mitchell Ridge is closed to use. I pray to the gawds of mountain biking that the Syncline area holds together....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I can't disagree with Igusta on the state of Washington State and the management of lands. I hope the logging doesn't destroy 3 Corner Rock but it doesn't sound good. Thank gawd Sandy Ridge is a new riding option because we are losing trails left and right over the years. I was sick when Whoop De Doo was blasted in HR--and disappointed the last part of Mitchell Ridge is closed to use. I pray to the gawds of mountain biking that the Syncline area holds together....
    Why would you ever want to disagree with me. Don't bank on Syncline, or at least Coyote Canyon trail is soon be a thing of the past. To offset the loss, "they" are going to allow for a trail to be built just west of Coyote so it is not on any private lands, but I don't see how this is possible since I believe everything west of Coyote is mostly on private .
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    The interesting thing about 3CR is I ride up there many weekends and rarely run into other riders. This Friday I will be up there and see if I can gut it out to the top....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    The interesting thing about 3CR is I ride up there many weekends and rarely run into other riders. This Friday I will be up there and see if I can gut it out to the top....

    Never disagree with the master of Banshee disaster! I mean, dude, you are scary, you bust frames in half!
    Cool, I used to love 3CR for that as well. Off this Friday, heading north to finally ride the CAP! GL6 and maybe some LLMT here I come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Cool, I used to love 3CR for that as well. Off this Friday, heading north to finally ride the CAP! GL6 and maybe some LLMT here I come!
    It is heck of a ride but do the whole 50 mile loop to get the full CAP experience. GL is freaking awesome! The 50 mile loop only has like 5 miles of connector road; otherwise, all single track. I'm doing a 6 hour race up there at the end of the month. It should be really cool. GL seems to go on forever...down, down, down....

    I'm going to finally do 15 Mile Creek this Saturday....

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    Hmm..too much pedalling or time in the saddle for this kid. Going to more than likely just hit up GL6 out/back from Mima Falls with goal to possibly get up near Capitol Peak and back down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    It is heck of a ride but do the whole 50 mile loop to get the full CAP experience. GL is freaking awesome! The 50 mile loop only has like 5 miles of connector road; otherwise, all single track. I'm doing a 6 hour race up there at the end of the month. It should be really cool. GL seems to go on forever...down, down, down....

    I'm going to finally do 15 Mile Creek this Saturday....
    I'm sure were thinking of similar 50 milers, where do you ride 5 miles on the road?

    Using this Map I typically start at Falls Creek and head up Mima Porter #8 (Blue Trail on Map) through the Lost Valley, the descent on Mima Porter just past trail 50 is buff awsomeness, then to Mima Falls and then I work my way over to GL6 (Green Trail on Map) up and over the ridge and do the descent back to Falls Creek. After a quick rest I jump back onto Mima Porter #8 (Blue trail on map) and climb to camp Wedekind (not listed on the map) Then jump onto GL6 and climb to Capitol Peak and the amazing descent back to the car at Falls Creek.

    This route crosses several roads, but only follows a couple 100 yards of road at the most.

    I've always wanted to check out the North Rim Trail, but never have.

    Here is a link to some routes around Capitol Forest with maps and descriptions. Ride Guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Hmm..too much pedalling or time in the saddle for this kid. Going to more than likely just hit up GL6 out/back from Mima Falls with goal to possibly get up near Capitol Peak and back down.
    I'd recomend starting out of Falls Creek, it's a bit more driving, but the ST options are better IMO. The loop up to Capitol Peak and back is about 25 miles or so.

    And Falls Creek puts you really close to the LLMT.

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    I'm in.

    I say we do a little commando trail work/ride this Sunday and then plan a more comprehensive work party in mid-October.

    This trail will only die away if we let it. The DNR is happy to work with volunteers and the more often those volunteers are mountain bikers, the more our voice is heard.


    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    I would be interested in going this Sunday. We could at least get the worst stuff cut back. It is crazy how fast everything grows out there. I did a cut back this spring from the lower road and made it to the section before the drop to the creek. Now it looks like nothing has been cut for years.

    I am shooting for this Sunday because we are doing a memorial ride the week after for a friend that recently passed away. 3CR happened to be his favorite trail.

    Would gas powered stuff would be a good idea with all of the fire danger we are currently experiencing? I was thinking human powered cutting on the worst spots.

    I guess the Discovery pass is available at Jimbo's Deli Mart or Bi Mart in Washougal if needed.

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    We did 50 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    I'm sure were thinking of similar 50 milers, where do you ride 5 miles on the road?

    Using this Map I typically start at Falls Creek and head up Mima Porter #8 (Blue Trail on Map) through the Lost Valley, the descent on Mima Porter just past trail 50 is buff awsomeness, then to Mima Falls and then I work my way over to GL6 (Green Trail on Map) up and over the ridge and do the descent back to Falls Creek. After a quick rest I jump back onto Mima Porter #8 (Blue trail on map) and climb to camp Wedekind (not listed on the map) Then jump onto GL6 and climb to Capitol Peak and the amazing descent back to the car at Falls Creek.

    This route crosses several roads, but only follows a couple 100 yards of road at the most.

    I've always wanted to check out the North Rim Trail, but never have.

    Here is a link to some routes around Capitol Forest with maps and descriptions. Ride Guide
    I did an endurance deal up there and we did some time on the road. Greeline was my favorite part of the ride. We also did this lower section on Mima that was really fun but rooty as heck. The race organizers defined the trails as buffed out singletrack but I'm not so sure about that...it was rooty and bumpy. I zigged when I should have zagged and ended up doing 70 miles...oops. Here is the map:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl View Post
    I'm in.

    I say we do a little commando trail work/ride this Sunday and then plan a more comprehensive work party in mid-October.

    This trail will only die away if we let it. The DNR is happy to work with volunteers and the more often those volunteers are mountain bikers, the more our voice is heard.

    I just checked the weather for Sunday and it looks like 60% chance of rain. I can go Saturday or Sunday. Three to six people from our crew are able to go on Saturday and only two for Sunday. I really want to include everyone that wants to help. Maybe we could break it up into two different work parties for Saturday and Sunday?
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    Thanks for the tip, but on a somewhat time restriction, so just going to out/back GL6 until I can't ride anymore and head back and since the TH at Mima Falls looks like the least amount of drive time from P-town more than likely just going to go with that. Usually, if I am heading out solo and never ridden a trail before, I generally always out/back it as to not get lost or turned around on a bigger loop with connectors. Thanks for the map, LLMT looks like a sweet trail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    I'm sure were thinking of similar 50 milers, where do you ride 5 miles on the road?

    Using this Map I typically start at Falls Creek and head up Mima Porter #8 (Blue Trail on Map) through the Lost Valley, the descent on Mima Porter just past trail 50 is buff awsomeness, then to Mima Falls and then I work my way over to GL6 (Green Trail on Map) up and over the ridge and do the descent back to Falls Creek. After a quick rest I jump back onto Mima Porter #8 (Blue trail on map) and climb to camp Wedekind (not listed on the map) Then jump onto GL6 and climb to Capitol Peak and the amazing descent back to the car at Falls Creek.

    This route crosses several roads, but only follows a couple 100 yards of road at the most.

    I've always wanted to check out the North Rim Trail, but never have.

    Here is a link to some routes around Capitol Forest with maps and descriptions. Ride Guide
    What a great link!I have been told to go a handful of times.I think I may have a destination Sunday.Thank you for the guide.I wish you were up for a tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl View Post
    I'm in.

    I say we do a little commando trail work/ride this Sunday and then plan a more comprehensive work party in mid-October.

    This trail will only die away if we let it. The DNR is happy to work with volunteers and the more often those volunteers are mountain bikers, the more our voice is heard.
    I'm in for October.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I did an endurance deal up there and we did some time on the road. Greeline was my favorite part of the ride. We also did this lower section on Mima that was really fun but rooty as heck. The race organizers defined the trails as buffed out singletrack but I'm not so sure about that...it was rooty and bumpy. I zigged when I should have zagged and ended up doing 70 miles...oops. Here is the map:

    Capitol Forest 50/100 Mile Endurance Race
    Dang, and extra 20 miles, ouch.

    The route for the race is very similar to what we ride, but where they had you jump onto the road, we stay on ST that parrells the road up to Capitol Peak.


    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but on a somewhat time restriction, so just going to out/back GL6 until I can't ride anymore and head back and since the TH at Mima Falls looks like the least amount of drive time from P-town more than likely just going to go with that. Usually, if I am heading out solo and never ridden a trail before, I generally always out/back it as to not get lost or turned around on a bigger loop with connectors. Thanks for the map, LLMT looks like a sweet trail!
    Yeah, out and backs in an unfamiliar place makes sense. One big plus for CF, just about every trail intersection, with trail or road, is signed very well. And if you make it past Falls Creek on GL6, I'd pay attention, there are a lot of corners with very short sight lines, and it's a ripper too.


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    I wish you were up for a tour.
    You and me both. Have fun, if you can't tell, I really like Capitol Forest.
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    Work party Saturday

    Looks like we will be doing the cut back work at 3CR on Saturday. We are planning to meet at the Gateway transit center's south lot at 9:00 if anyone else is interested. Going to ride and pack small hand tools for trimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Looks like we will be doing the cut back work at 3CR on Saturday. We are planning to meet at the Gateway transit center's south lot at 9:00 if anyone else is interested. Going to ride and pack small hand tools for trimming.
    Wish I could join you. Thanks for all the effort.

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    OHM, you were right with just starting at Fall Creek CG and ride from there. I initially started at Mima so I could stick with the original plan of riding GL6 all the way up to the peak and back, but turned around after first 1.5miles due to horses and really duffy, chomped up, loose trails.

    While at Fall Creek, I rode to top of GL6 near top of Capitol Peak and back, a bit on trail #8 and back and then LLMT out/back. Highlight was upper GL6 from the peak down to the first clearcut and the lower section about 2 miles just above the CG. That section just plain rips and almost wish I rode back up the road for a repeat, but did LLMT instead which was pretty sweet and built more for the AM/FR/DH'er kind of rider in mind with tons of nicely built burms and a few hits and doubles on a nice flowy pitch. My only beef was that it was a bit short after grinding up to the top. GL6 to peak was a long, stiff climb as well, took me 1.5hrs to get to the highest point on the trail with descent only being about 20-25min tops for me. Good, but down the slope pretty quick compared to the long grind up. Lots of stuff up there, especially for the typical XC trail rider, but can tell the trails get used quite a bit by horses too. Which is cool, since they do a lot of the maintenance up there, but flying down GL6 I was a little skittish with some of the blind corners due to not wanting to spook a horse. Kind of like Mollala trails in this matter, but much bigger area to explore. There's a horse race up there tomorrow on GL6/trail #8, so a good day not be up there riding I would imagine.

    Thanks for the beta again, I am glad I finally got my butt up there to check for myself and will be back again someday.
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    Yep

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    Dang, and extra 20 miles, ouch.

    Oh, well, I had a lot of fun. My goal wasn't to win but to have fun and explore the area. My Niner was the perfect bike for the area and I passed quit a few guys and gals.


    You and me both. Have fun, if you can't tell, I really like Capitol Forest.
    I will be back up on September 24th for the 12 Hours of Capitol Forest. Good times.

    I rode Larch Mountain, Washington today at Cold Creek and they have rerouted the ride away from the good part of the trail system. I was bummed because the signs routed me down some lame double track that had that annoying loose rock. Mountain bikers get kicked around like red-headed step children in the world of recreation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I will be back up on September 24th for the 12 Hours of Capitol Forest. Good times.

    I rode Larch Mountain, Washington today at Cold Creek and they have rerouted the ride away from the good part of the trail system. I was bummed because the signs routed me down some lame double track that had that annoying loose rock. Mountain bikers get kicked around like red-headed step children in the world of recreation.
    That section on Cold Creek has been re-routed for a bridge repair by DNR and so loggers can haul out some trees on south side of the trail with beams going across the creek two miles below the re-route for a week or two now. Stinks, cause I have been wanting to ride there lately and that is a great section of trail. Well, I guess I will continue to hold out on my Discovery Pass. I did make it up to the CAP today for the day and had a good time hitting some nice trails and good descents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    That section on Cold Creek has been re-routed for a bridge repair by DNR and so loggers can haul out some trees on south side of the trail with beams going across the creek two miles below the re-route for a week or two now. Stinks, cause I have been wanting to ride there lately and that is a great section of trail. Well, I guess I will continue to hold out on my Discovery Pass. I did make it up to the CAP today for the day and had a good time hitting some nice trails and good descents.
    You keep up on this stuff! Cool. I"m glad it is not just going away. I will pay a fine if they catch me without that Discover deal. I rode to the top of Larch and back down...good ride up there. A good test for my Turner and me. No 29ers allowed up there I'm not going back up until that section is reopened because dropping down on the double track is a waste of a climb.

    Good deal you got up to CAP. It sounds like you had a good time. Wife and I are going to HR now to buzz around. She is enjoying that pink Gary Fisher....riding the wheels off it.

    Getting excited about Sedona next month! I'm not sure if I am going to box my Turner or rent a Firebird. Bike and Bean rents Blur LT but a bigger hit bike might be fun there. What do you recommend?

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    "There's a horse race up there tomorrow on GL6/trail #8, so a good day not be up there riding I would imagine. "

    Thanks for the heads up.I don't want to experience this the first time.I hope that Hood get's soaked tonight.Thanks again!
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    Trail work report

    Hey everyone,

    We just got back from cutting up at 3CR. We ended up driving up the road to the upper trail/road crossing. Started cutting on the ridge from the road toward the big creek crossing. We got around one mile in and I think we were able to cut the majority of heavily overgrown sections of the trail. We did not ride the trail, but a few passing riders said the rest of the lower section is in decent condition. Some of the plant life has started to die back since our July ride.

    I went ahead and got a Discover pass. If you get caught without one it is a $99 fine. They will not fully waive the fine if you can prove that you have or got a pass within 15 days of fine. (Unlike Oregon) Regardless, if you get caught you are looking at a fine of $99 or $59+$35(pass)=$94. Not willing to risk loosing a almost $100 and time dealing with it for a $35 pass.

    Enjoy the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    We just got back from cutting up at 3CR. We ended up driving up the road to the upper trail/road crossing. Started cutting on the ridge from the road toward the big creek crossing. We got around one mile in and I think we were able to cut the majority of heavily overgrown sections of the trail. We did not ride the trail, but a few passing riders said the rest of the lower section is in decent condition. Some of the plant life has started to die back since our July ride.

    I went ahead and got a Discover pass. If you get caught without one it is a $99 fine. They will not fully waive the fine if you can prove that you have or got a pass within 15 days of fine. (Unlike Oregon) Regardless, if you get caught you are looking at a fine of $99 or $59+$35(pass)=$94. Not willing to risk loosing a almost $100 and time dealing with it for a $35 pass.

    Enjoy the weekend.
    Thanks for the work. I"m going up there in the morning tomorrow and hope to get to the top (unless it is raining side ways...). The Discover Pass is probably worth it, like you said...

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    I finally hit up this trail yesterday. Did not attempt to make it to the top as it was definitely raining sideways. I was tempted to rename the trail 3 Corner River, but thankfully a few miles down the rain slowed some. Man, that was a ripping descent. Can't believe I've waited so long to try it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh4cl View Post
    I finally hit up this trail yesterday. Did not attempt to make it to the top as it was definitely raining sideways. I was tempted to rename the trail 3 Corner River, but thankfully a few miles down the rain slowed some. Man, that was a ripping descent. Can't believe I've waited so long to try it out!
    The descent from the top will keep you smilin' too.Next time...
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    We had a great memorial ride at 3CR on Saturday. The trail still needs cut back work from the beginning to about one mile past the creek crossing. The plant growth only affects the fast DH riding in a few locations at this point. I am still not sure about the top section. We turned around at the upper road due to time constraints.

    I think the tread on the trail looks great and enjoy the technical sections as they are. Some of the rocky sections and switchbacks are difficult, but I would hate to see those change. The only real improvements I could see for this trail is to continue with the cutting back and a possible foot bridge replacement someday.

    Does anyone have more information on logging in the area? I did see markers in an area along the road on the drive up for trail work last weekend. I am just hoping they don't plan to cut on the trail itself.

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