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    Shasta riding

    I have been to Shasta many times to ski, but have never ridden there before. I am heading north in a few weeks to ride.
    I would like to ride from Bunny Flat down into the Gateway trail system.

    Bunny Flat DH > Sand Flat (Weather Station DH) > Bone Crusher, or Boulder DH > 8 Mile (Goats Garden) > 5 Mile/Cliff Hanger.

    Without the use of following an electronic trail/route, how easy would it be to ride that route just following my nose?
    Is it ride-able when wet?

    TheBikeStore - thanx for the PM. With any luck I'll be skiing instead!

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    We rode those trails using Trail Forks last summer and had a great time (there are also a number of unofficial trails around). It was the day after a big thunderstorm and conditions were great. I've heard it can be a bit of a blown out mess without moisture. Check out the Shastice skate/bike park if you have time.
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    Those trails are very easy to find. If you are shuttling I would recommend starting at the Top of Bone Crusher and doing a couple of laps. On you second lap go past the entrance to bone crusher and look for the next trail called Keyhole, it's a blast and has some really unique features.

    The more rain that dirt gets the better. A good rain changes the soil up there from some of the worst to ride in to some of the best. It becomes perfect brown pow )

    PM when you are going up if you want anyone to join you and maybe help out with shuttling.
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    I just drove by Mt. Shasta, looks like it got a pretty good dusting of snow just in the last few days. It was white all the way down to the visible base looking from hwy 97

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    ^^^^Same here, past Shasta around 3:00 today coming off 97 through Weed. looks like much more snow then 2 weeks ago when I was going north.

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    Yeah - been watching those storms. Hopefully the weather works out...
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    I got curious and checked the ski resort web cams, no snow there at all. Maybe it was all on the north side of the mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambow View Post
    I got curious and checked the ski resort web cams, no snow there at all. Maybe it was all on the north side of the mountain
    Any snow that has stuck from recent storms is above the tree line and the park is well below the tree line. Unless we get a huge freak winter storm between now and and November, there is pretty much no chance the bike trail they are referring to will be covered in snow.
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    Shasta did get some new snow.
    https://sc.snowcrest.net/index.php/snowcam

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    50th Birthday Trip

    Driving up tomorrow morning (Monday).
    Will be staying in Shasta and riding all week to celebrate my 50th Birthday.
    I'll be in the green '03 Tacoma double cab with oversize tires and roof rack.
    CCSP sticker in the back window.
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    Won't have internet - don't own a cell phone - so if I don't hear from some locals on this thread before I leave (noon on Monday), look for me in the vehicle pictured.
    Willing to ride for my vert, but wouldn't mind some shuttle help.
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    You picked a good week to ride in Shasta, the trails were all riding awesome last week due to the recent rain.

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