• 12-10-2012
    11 Bravo
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    Can someone identify this Moab trail?
    A buddy of mine found this picture on the net and is wondering what trial it is. Can one of you guys identify it for me?

    A half dozen of us from Northeast Wyoming are planning a trip down to Moab the first week of May. Trying to start roughing in some riding plans and we are curious about this trail.
  • 12-10-2012
    catch22
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post
    A buddy of mine found this picture on the net and is wondering what trial it is. Can one of you guys identify it for me?

    A half dozen of us from Northeast Wyoming are planning a trip down to Moab the first week of May. Trying to start roughing in some riding plans and we are curious about this trail.

    Looks like the lower section of Amasa?
  • 12-10-2012
    johnnyspoke
    Amasa gets my vote as well.
  • 12-11-2012
    11 Bravo
    Thanks you guys. I will look into it.
  • 12-11-2012
    johnnyspoke
    Check utahmountainbiking.com for a good online resource. There is a lot of great stuff in Moab (Amasa in one of them)
  • 12-11-2012
    powderhound82
    Mos def Amasa Back. Ride the Amasa Back jeep trail to pothole arch singletrack, to Rockstacker, and then either down Jacksons or back up to Amasa for a killer ride down
  • 12-11-2012
    11 Bravo
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    Originally Posted by powderhound82 View Post
    Mos def Amasa Back. Ride the Amasa Back jeep trail to pothole arch singletrack, to Rockstacker, and then either down Jacksons or back up to Amasa for a killer ride down


    Cool man. Thanks. I'll check it out.
  • 12-11-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    I have a photo of the same rocks taken about half way up Amasa Back. Great views along the entire trail.

    <img src="http://www.gillcouto.com/azmtb/may2710/day2am/med/db105sa0141.jpg">
  • 12-12-2012
    Jwind
    Come on, give us a harder one :) 100% Amasa.
  • 12-12-2012
    dre10dancer
    Going back to Moab this April 13-27. Happy to ride with you if you're there (and you're not took fast for an old guy like me).
  • 12-15-2012
    ttrd
    I was there in November and had a blast, this was the list we rode:
    Day 1. Klondike Bluffs
    Day 2. Amasa Back
    Day 3. Porcipnine Rim (hopefully you will get to ride high up and start near Hazard co)
    Day 4. Mag 7 to Bar M to Town
    Day 5. In town highly underrated Pipedream trail
    Day 6. sovereign

    If you are driving from the North, do yourself a huge favor and strop through Grand Junction/Fruita (Lunch Loops, 18 Road & Kokopelli loops are are REALLY good)

    enjoy!
  • 12-15-2012
    11 Bravo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    I was there in November and had a blast, this was the list we rode:
    Day 1. Klondike Bluffs
    Day 2. Amasa Back
    Day 3. Porcipnine Rim (hopefully you will get to ride high up and start near Hazard co)
    Day 4. Mag 7 to Bar M to Town
    Day 5. In town highly underrated Pipedream trail
    Day 6. sovereign

    If you are driving from the North, do yourself a huge favor and strop through Grand Junction/Fruita (Lunch Loops, 18 Road & Kokopelli loops are are REALLY good)

    enjoy!

    Thanks for the suggestions. This is our second trip to Moab, but we only got to spend 2 days last time and the weather was pretty cold and windy so we didn't get any serious riding in.

    We will be spending one night in Fruita, which will give us an afternoon and a decent day to ride there before heading to Moab. We can't check into the condo until 3 PM. We have ridden Fruita several times. Love the area and there are still tons of trails in that area I haven't ridden.

    Since you guys are being so helpful, what is the straight dope on Porcupine Rim? Some of the on-line reviews make it sound like it is advanced expert and you are taking your life in your hands to ride it, other reviews talk about beginners riding it on hardtails.

    There are 6 of us making the trip this time and it is the first bike trip any of us have done where we will have 2 vehicles and the ability to shuttle stuff. Most of us are not really advanced class riders, but we ride some fairly rocky stuff in the Black Hills and trails like Horsethief are not a problem for any of us.( I'll admit, I walk a few spots on Horsethief).

    Porcupine is on our list, but we don't want to get anyone busted up or tie into anything that is going to be too much for anyone. I hear stories about Porcupine Rim that there is lots of cliff exposure and fall danger with serious consequences.

    Are there alternate lines around the hairy sections or the ability to walk them?
  • 12-15-2012
    11 Bravo
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    Originally Posted by dre10dancer View Post
    Going back to Moab this April 13-27. Happy to ride with you if you're there (and you're not took fast for an old guy like me).

    Man, I wish we could link up. We are going to be there May 3 -7.

    Believe me, there is no danger of anyone calling me too fast. I am not an athlete, I am a beer drinker who owns a bicycle:D

    I am 49. Age is a relative thing, but I see you didn't list fat so I may have you there. I am an old, fat, slow guy.
  • 12-15-2012
    powderhound82
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post
    Since you guys are being so helpful, what is the straight dope on Porcupine Rim? Some of the on-line reviews make it sound like it is advanced expert and you are taking your life in your hands to ride it, other reviews talk about beginners riding it on hardtails.

    Porcupine Rim can be as fast and challenging as you want to make it, but there is nothing you can't get around or just take slower:D Depending on the severity of the winter, you may be able to ride some of the stuff above Porc Rim, such as LPS, UPS, maybe even Hazzard County, well worth the effort. Check back on here or with the local shops for conditions before you get here.
  • 12-15-2012
    agentsmith
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post

    Since you guys are being so helpful, what is the straight dope on Porcupine Rim? Some of the on-line reviews make it sound like it is advanced expert and you are taking your life in your hands to ride it, other reviews talk about beginners riding it on hardtails.

    There are 6 of us making the trip this time and it is the first bike trip any of us have done where we will have 2 vehicles and the ability to shuttle stuff. Most of us are not really advanced class riders, but we ride some fairly rocky stuff in the Black Hills and trails like Horsethief are not a problem for any of us.( I'll admit, I walk a few spots on Horsethief).

    Porcupine is on our list, but we don't want to get anyone busted up or tie into anything that is going to be too much for anyone. I hear stories about Porcupine Rim that there is lots of cliff exposure and fall danger with serious consequences.

    Are there alternate lines around the hairy sections or the ability to walk them?

    I am in my mid forties and I soloed the loop last spring on an HT. Shuttling it should not be a problem for your group. There is not really any exposure along the trail where a mistake could prove catastrophic. It is possible to dismount any sections where one would want to and walk, without a problem.
  • 12-16-2012
    11 Bravo
    Thanks for the input on the trail. I figured there were either alternate lines or some way to get around the very technical spots.

    It is funny reading trail reviews and peoples blogs. Seems more and more I end up with more questions than I started with.