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    Crawfish report

    The family did Crawfish with a blessed shuttle to the top. I sat on the tailgait in my crazy creek chair. It felt like we were doing 60 up the gravel rd. Dot, Karly, Shane, Andy and the dogs were in the crowded cab.

    We did our little Why Pass circle the wagons for pics before the rough descent to the bottom. I don't care for Crawfish, I would like it better if I had a full boing and a freewheel but that's not my style. Shane was 11 minutes ahead of me at one point.

    We got back to town in time for me to squeeze in a short float down the Willey. That was a lot more relaxing than riding Crawfish fixed and rigid. I can float backwards and drink beer.

    Crawfish pics.........

    1. Trailhead photo op.

    2. I learned this technique years ago while regrouping at Why Pass.

    3. I still use my old school camelcrack.

    4. Beer gut out

    5. Beer gut in

    6. Karly in the Arizona section at the top of Crawfish.

    7. Andy on his big squish bike in the Az section.

    8. Karly cleaning some easy stuff, trail looks buttery but it isn't.
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    Further down Crawfiish

    Pics..................

    1. Karly cleaning a less steep switchback, the trail was kinda loose.

    2. Andy in a switchback.

    3. Karly doing the easy line

    4. Andy doing the harder line.

    5. This switchback has a high line and a low line, both are hard.

    6. Steep and loose, crossing the road to Crawfish lake

    7. Shane on that long log ride

    8. The bottom is sweet, it reminds me of Larison rock trail.

    9. Andy finishing the trail
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    Good shots, as usual. We'll be riding it tomorrow night.

    Brock...
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    What is the length of the trail? And did I hear you say it is shuttleable?
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    It's under 7 miles from the very top which most people don't go to since you can't shuttle the last mile or so, but yes, you can shuttle to the first road crossing. A DH bike is way, way overkill on it.

    Brock...
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    All I have is a 7"and 7" freeride bike
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    Well then Nick, that's the *perfect* bike!

    Brock...
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    Lef-T,

    Have you ever heard the phrase; "Different horses for diferent courses"?
    With that in mind, you might try a different type of bike and actually enjoy this trail.

    I remember it fondly as my first true singletrack ride about 25 years ago, with PintPedaler and his brother. That was a rigid Fat Chance that was too big with weak cantilever brakes in the rain, still we had a great time.

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