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    Good job! BCT north of HWY 69 open for business!

    BLM had a maintenance crew working the BCT north of hwy 69 the last couple of week to clean up some of the trail and remove and trim back the Cat Claw. They also installed route marker signs and built cairns to shwo the way. The single track extends about 9 miles north of the hwy, then it's another 4.5 miles or so of jeep raods to get to Orme Road. See MAP. So get out there and get some new BCT! We need to get it ridden in a little so it is easier to follow.

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    Nice! Thanks for the good news.

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    Fantastic!!! now I know where i'll be in the morning
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    Time for another N2S

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    Sweet... thanks for the update (and map)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    Time for another N2S
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    Rode out for an hour and back this morning, Looks like I got first track . Per Epicrider, it really needs to be burned in, The route is awesome, well done. There are a few drainages, north facing, that the trail is nearly imperceptible. I rode off 3-4 switchbacks that you really couldn't see till on them. I rode halfway back and came across 6-8 other riders, amazing how much just that little bit of traffic cleaned up the line.

    A couple weekends of a few groups and most of the loose debris and stones will be moved away from the line.

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    Nice new stretch, I think our group of 6 was the one chipolopolo saw, the only other rider we saw during our ride. With more riders packing down the trail it will only get better over time.

    Here's the gps track log for anyone interested.

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    Does anyone know how far north they plan to extend this trail? Up to Hwy 169?

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    There are inter-agency discussions going on to extend the BCT into the Prescott National Forest and down into the Verde Valley, and maybe all the way to Sedona. Also, There are planning efforts to extend the trail west to connect up with the Prescott area trails. It will be serveral years out, but someday! Right now the BLM part of the BCT ends at the jeep road near Russian Well. So for now, to acces the north end of the single track will require a jeep road ride from Orme Road, which is car friendly.

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    Does anyone know how far north they plan to extend this trail? Up to Hwy 169?

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    There are inter-agency discussions going on to extend the BCT into the Prescott National Forest and down into the Verde Valley, and maybe all the way to Sedona.
    Awesome. Thanks for the info.

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