New Amassa Back Trail??

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  • 02-01-2013
    neilether
    New Amassa Back Trail??
    I ran across this video over on utahmountainbiking.com :

    http://vimeo.com/58279268

    Anybody know where this is going to be?
  • 02-01-2013
    Jwind
    I don't know specifics, but evidently is going to be on top of the rim that jacksons skirts. Not sure where the trail head will start but I would imagine somewhere after Cliff Hanger and near the junction of RS/Jacksons/Amasa
  • 02-01-2013
    wasea04
    Hmm, looks cool. I'd love to skip the hike out of Rock Stacker!
  • 02-01-2013
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wasea04 View Post
    Hmm, looks cool. I'd love to skip the hike out of Rock Stacker!

    Well that's easy, just go down Jacksons :)

    But seriously, I don't think this trail well help with that.
  • 02-02-2013
    jan_nikolajsen
    the trail in the video will start in the vicinity of the false summit and go south and east, to rejoin the amasa back jeep road near the bottom. it is being talked about as predominantly a difficult downhill course, although not impossible to enjoy going up.
  • 02-02-2013
    KRob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    ... it is being talked about as predominantly a difficult downhill course, although not impossible to enjoy going up.

    Awesome!
  • 02-03-2013
    sidehiller1
    Great planning and trailbuilding going on in Moab area. Cant wait to get back there and ride the new trails. Thanks Moab folks.
  • 02-03-2013
    slimat99
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Awesome!

    What he said.
  • 02-04-2013
    neilether
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    the trail in the video will start in the vicinity of the false summit and go south and west, to rejoin the amasa back jeep road near the bottom. it is being talked about as predominantly a difficult downhill course, although not impossible to enjoy going up.

    I'm being a little bit directionally challenged here. Are you talking the false summit on the climb up Amasa Back jeep road (before the cliff hanger section)? If it is this section, south and west would put you directly off the cliff. I'm sure that I am reading your info. incorrectly. Can you elaborate a little bit?
  • 02-04-2013
    jan_nikolajsen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    I'm being a little bit directionally challenged here. Are you talking the false summit on the climb up Amasa Back jeep road (before the cliff hanger section)? If it is this section, south and west would put you directly off the cliff. I'm sure that I am reading your info. incorrectly. Can you elaborate a little bit?

    Correct. My wrong. That would be south and EAST. Also edited original post.
  • 02-04-2013
    neilether
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    Correct. My wrong. That would be south and EAST. Also edited original post.

    Ahh, makes much more sense. Thanks for the clarification. I look forward to seeing it.
  • 02-06-2013
    evasive
    Yeah, this will be a great option for a quick loop. Thanks to everyone involved.
  • 02-07-2013
    neilether
    Any idea of when this will be ready to go? Planning a Mid-April trip and would like to check it out if possible.
  • 02-13-2013
    bykerider
    That vid is surprisingly awesomeo. I like seeing the huge rock inch around. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting trail builders!
  • 02-16-2013
    hfly
    Walked through the completed sections today. This will be a total game changer for Amasa. Beautiful, flowy ST.

    hfly
  • 02-16-2013
    slimat99
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hfly View Post
    Walked through the completed sections today. This will be a total game changer for Amasa. Beautiful, flowy ST.

    hfly


    Nothing beats a new trail! Do you think it will melt fast and not hold snow like Jackson's?
  • 02-16-2013
    hfly
    Almost the exact opposite exposure of Jackson's. Therefore, little held snow, just like the main Amasa climb a Kayenta ledge level or two above it.

    As I said, this trail is game changer for Amasa, like UPS and LPS were for Porc, or Pothole and Rockstacker were for Amasa years ago. It will be very popular.

    hfly
  • 02-20-2013
    princelee1019
    Thanks to everyone involved.
  • 02-20-2013
    albertdc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    Any idea of when this will be ready to go? Planning a Mid-April trip and would like to check it out if possible.

    I'm planning a trip around the same time - I'm excited for this trail. Any idea what the estimated time to completion is?!?
  • 02-22-2013
    JMH
    Worked/raked/broke rocks for a few hours on this trail on Thursday and hope to go out again next week. The lower half should be rideable and lap-able from Amasa Back very soon. Very soon.

    The flow is great! It's not a techstravaganza like Rock Stacker or the Jackson's switchbacks, but it's not as mellow as Mag 7. The routing is smooth and the optional lines are beauties with some solid ledge drops to reasonable transitions.

    JMH
  • 02-22-2013
    evasive
    Awesome! Thanks for the update and the sweat, JMH. I'm really looking forward to checking it out in April.
  • 02-23-2013
    pat656
    Will you have a .gpx file on it?
  • 02-23-2013
    albertdc
    Re: New Amassa Back Trail??
    Awesome to hear that!
    Do you think it will be considered a one way downhill trail or will it be fun to do as an out and back, essentially bypassing part of the main Amasa back trail?
    Is it pretty easy to find?

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk 2
  • 02-25-2013
    neilether
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pat656 View Post
    Will you have a .gpx file on it?

    I am also interested in this GPS file if anybody has one.
  • 02-25-2013
    JMH
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the update and the sweat, JMH. I'm really looking forward to checking it out in April.

    It's been a year long dream of a few dedicated folks and I was only out there for a couple of hours, so I wont take any credit. I am looking forward to it as well!