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    Harmony Hill Technical Downhill Section

    Here's one that defeats me consistently. It's a short section off the black trail starting by the memorial. 28% decline, Rocky and loose. Wiped out attempting twice. Hiked it today. This place will haunt me until I defeat it. Anyone ever ride it? Conquer it? I'm surprised it doesn't get much attention.

    On another note. I am really enjoying the flow of harmony hill now. It's also marked well and maintained fantastically. A nice quick ride.
    I have a pic, but it won't attach.

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    I know what you're talking about but I've never ridden it. Maybe I'll plug in the GoPro and try this weekend. What kind of bike are you riding?

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    Yea I'm pretty sure I know what you are talking about and I rode down about half of it a couple times but have never made it all the way down. It is steep and tricky for sure. Harmony hill has some fun trails.

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    I ride a '13 Trek Rumblefish Elite.

    Here is a pic I took. I Usually get to the top of this and wimp out. It's even more intimidating from the top. The line is really tough to find and the margin for error is pretty great.

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    28% slope? Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdarnall237 View Post
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    I ride a '13 Trek Rumblefish Elite.

    Here is a pic I took. I Usually get to the top of this and wimp out. It's even more intimidating from the top. The line is really tough to find and the margin for error is pretty great.
    Oh yea, that is exactly the spot that I look at and think, no that's not happening! My first couple times there I didn't realize that the trail goes off to the left from the top and this section is a less traveled connector. You guys ever ride the trails on the other side of 322? There's some pretty good stuff over there as well that adds to the mileage of harmony hill.

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    I have ridden that many times...lower your saddle, let off the brakes and commit.
    Otherwise, as mentioned, the price for failure is high.
    If you tense up, you'll be in trouble.
    After the jagged rocks, it's just steep and loose.

    There is a more intimidating drop elsewhere in the park, but I cannot say where...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post

    There is a more intimidating drop elsewhere in the park, but I cannot say where...
    Very mysterious. Can you say why you can't say where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flowy View Post
    Very mysterious. Can you say why you can't say where?
    Probably rogue. And, as soon as word gets out. It'll get plowed for safety reasons, etc.
    Better left unsaid.
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    Correct.

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    I have seen that technical section, and we tried riding it the first time ever we went out. We basically ended up just hoofing it with the bikes, and I haven't tried it since. There are definitely some crazy drops here and there that are beyond my skill level, but if you explore the side trails you find them.
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    Not to go off topic of crazy drops, but how does HH drain after a rain.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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    Usually, not too bad. With the topography of the park, water runs off quickly. The lower double track can get muddy, and stay wet.

    The Saw Mill trails, on the other hand, aren't so much muddy as they are super slick from the insane amount of roots.

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