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    Gambrill and the Watershed

    Major Ice all over the Mountain,many Limbs down and a thick coat of ice over several inches of snow.

    Do yourself a favor and save your gas by not going there.

    Bring a saw when the meltdown occurs, gonna take some maintenence for sure.
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    Good to know. Thanks for the report!
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    And to add insult to injury, we are getting 16-20" of snow on top of all that! Glad I got out the weekend before the ice.


    Between the trees knocked down by hurricane Sandy, and this bad winter, there are tons of dead trees/limbs on the forest floor. This makes me a bit nervous in case of a dry summer; ever wonder why there are so many fire roads and ponds in the woods?

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    So I'm hitting up Gambrill tomorrow. I did a quick scout/hike on the way through a few months ago. Looks like CW on the yellow should give me a good 2-3 hour ride. Heading back through Sunday around noon and want to explore the Watershed a bit. I'll probably just do an out and back on the blue trail and scope down anything that looks interesting without getting too lost. I'll be trashing my carbon Scott Scale with a 2.4 Ardent up front (hey, it survived Pisgah and loved Cooper's Rock, and it's all I can do until the fall since I'm in between full suspension rigs right now).
    Any words of advice/warnings? I might listen.

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    I was up there last weekend; seems that most of the ice and snow are gone now! Lol!

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    Wow, what a great area to ride! I only had a couple of hours Sunday before I had to head back to Ohio, and I got a bit nervous when the blue trail kept climbing, climbing, climbing going south after the sweet chunky downhill from Hamburg road. Humbling experience indeed, yet so much fun. Next time, I'll make sure I have the whole day to ride. What an awesome place to get lost!

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