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    Bear Valley, gps tracks route suggestions

    It's been awhile (4years) since I've ridden trails out there.
    I remember...
    Lodge pole
    Lake Alpine
    Cape Horn
    Granite slab
    Power line
    And some ridge trail?

    Heading up this Sunday and wanting to get in a good night ride in that night prob. starting in town by the shop.

    Have the trails changed much in last four years?

    Any suggestions on rides day and night?

    Looked for gps tracks garmin and strava both came up short. Anyone have tracks to share?

    Any info will help as we are arriving late Sunday then leaving Monday afternoon so don't want to waste anytime wondering what to ride or getting lost.
    Thanks

    Oh...What tires should I use? (just kidding
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    Here's most of the classics. Lower rings is my favorite.

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    Do they run lifts or shuttles there?

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    thanks nutball! purchaced the app and looks like im good to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300ktmrider View Post
    Do they run lifts or shuttles there?
    No. Not that I'm aware of anyways.
    Just loops and some out n backs
    Good high country riding that you can keep going out for without upsetting family too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foot hill View Post
    No. Not that I'm aware of anyways.
    Just loops and some out n backs
    Good high country riding that you can keep going out for without upsetting family too much.
    OK, thanks. Funny, that's how I plan rides these days - try to not upset the family too much.

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    Rode there a few days ago. Lower Rings is definitely one of the highlights. Most of the Power Line trail is pretty torn up from heavy equipment. (not surprising, the power lines were replaced)

    I have a few routes I like. PM me if you want more info.
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    So we did some riding last night!
    Nice to escape the 100+ heat.
    Left parking lot in bear valley next to the disk golf course. Followed tracks from nut ball (thanks). Good fun/short loops and the night ridding was a a treat.

    Yes lodge pole was messed up! Very dusty. Almost like ridding on 3-6" of mud
    I remember this trail being very fun and good amount of tech. It cleared up nearing the granite rock section and that was fun and challenging. Had to cut the trip short (daughter had asthma problems at home)
    Friends who rode there today said south side of alpine lake trail was overgrown and hard to follow, they started from cape horn. Anymore suggestions?
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    Highway 4 Closed

    There is a fire up here which appears to be getting worse. They are trying to keep it from jumping Highway 4 around Ganns Meadow. Started in river canyon headed up and is now threatening homes Along Highway 4. Lots of old growth. (thepinetree.net has info)

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    The Highway is still closed. Had to drive back over 88. A few tiny ashes were falling on our cabin at Bear and a few rain drops, Hope the rain hits hard. Saw lots of riders yesterday. The lower trails Att and Tamarack, Wolfboro are in much better shape and less dusty than the upper trails.
    From last weekend.



    "Friends who rode there today said south side of alpine lake trail was overgrown and hard to follow, they started from cape horn. Anymore suggestions? " Rode this a while ago and trail was clear, of big logs. Locals (riders) do ALL the trail work forest service and other tail users do very little work at all.
    Last edited by Uncle Stinky; 08-13-2012 at 08:57 PM.

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    ^ another Uncle Stinky special . That looks fun! Especially riding for over 3 minutes without dismounting for a fallen tree!

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    Too lazy to unpack the car. 4 hours in the car.

    System of short trails near the cabin. No pavement. Fun but not epic. Got in a good ride today along with some rock climbing. Bear is Tahoe Light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Stinky View Post
    Bear is Tahoe Light.
    With enough effort, Bear could be a world class MTB destination. Think "Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship" and what they've done in Downieville and now on the Graeagle side (and beyond) to create jobs, trails, and recreation based tourism dollars.

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