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    Lithium - Blacks Canyon shuttle

    I want to ride down Blacks and Lithium then do a Philips Ridge to Philips Canyon loop on Saturday 8/13. Anyone else doing that ride? I'm looking to leave my car at the bottom of Lithium and get a ride up to the top of Blacks Canyon. So I'd be interested in a group ride to shuttle with or is there a local shop or something that does shuttles?
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    No commercial operations are allowed to do shuttles on the pass. I usually park up top, ride down, leave bike at the coach, and hitch back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98 View Post
    Where is this Dave?
    Near Victor and Driggs, ID - Hwy 22 (Teton Pass Hwy) just the other side of the pass to find those trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    No commercial operations are allowed to do shuttles on the pass. I usually park up top, ride down, leave bike at the coach, and hitch back up.
    Thank you Wendel. I was thinking I could thumb it. Let me know If you want to go with me. What do you mean by the coach?
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    I work Saturdays, maybe in the evening? Not sure if wifey has anything planned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by impdude View Post
    Thank you Wendel. I was thinking I could thumb it. Let me know If you want to go with me. What do you mean by the coach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by impdude View Post
    Thank you Wendel. I was thinking I could thumb it. Let me know If you want to go with me. What do you mean by the coach?
    The Coach is the bar at the base of the Pass in Wilson. Just so you know, The Phillips Ridge>Phillips Canyon ride is an ass kicker (in a good way), 2500 vert climb in 8 miles or so.
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    Just did both of these trails on Thursday. We thumbed it for the Black Canyon trail and rode the entire Phillips loop. There are great switchbacks which makes the climb fairly easy. Trails are in great shape, had a blast, highly recommend! Watch your speed as you will come across hikers (especially on Sat and towards the bottom).

    Thumbing rides is very common in the area, I think the second or third car picked up the guy who thumbed it for us. Try to work it out so you don't have to carry your bike back up, may take a bit for a pickup to stop and give you and all your gear a lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctimrun View Post
    Just did both of these trails on Thursday. We thumbed it for the Black Canyon trail and rode the entire Phillips loop. There are great switchbacks which makes the climb fairly easy. Trails are in great shape, had a blast, highly recommend! Watch your speed as you will come across hikers (especially on Sat and towards the bottom).

    Thumbing rides is very common in the area, I think the second or third car picked up the guy who thumbed it for us. Try to work it out so you don't have to carry your bike back up, may take a bit for a pickup to stop and give you and all your gear a lift.
    Thank you.... I am really looking forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I work Saturdays, maybe in the evening? Not sure if wifey has anything planned...
    Thank you for everything Dude! I wish I could wait till evening but I'm headed to SoDak and need to get on the road. This is going to be a great ride. I think I will lock my bike to a tree at Phillips loop and hitch.
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    Not sure I follow where you are planning on locking your bike. I would lock it up at the Stagecoach and hitch from there...
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