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    Stateline Divide -Twin Creeks Ridge Trail off Lost Trail Pass

    Saturday, Mrs Sidehiller1 and I rode from Lost Trail Ski Area up the Saddle Mtn road 60703 out the Divide Trail 6106 then down the Twin Creeks Ridge Trail 6109 to Twin Creeks Campground, south of Lost Trail Pass. The weather started out great for a fall day and had some thunder and lightning later in the day. Rare weather for Oct. 1. The total trip distance was 17.5 miles and we put on an extra 4 miles from the regular run by going out the ridge farther to see the alpine larches which have turned a golden color before they loose their needles for the winter. I think this may be the southern range limit of the alpine larch tree. Someone had cut out all the downfall across the trail from earlier in the year so we were able to cruise. The trip elevation ranges from 8,300 feet on the State Line Divide down to 5,600 feet at the Twin Creeks campground. For those looking for a real challenge you could ride out the Divide trail 6106 for 28 miles to the Spring Creek Road north of the hamlet of Shoup, Idaho. Singletrack all the way. Beware, there could be lots of downfall from the fire killed trees from 2000 and 2003 fires. Sunday, we rode on the opposite side of Highway 93 starting from Chief Joseph Pass, going out the Anderson Mountain Road then east on the Stateline Divide Trail 6111 to the Three Mile Ridge Trail 6124. After a quick descent down that trail to the Dahlonega Creek Road to Gibbonsville we had chalked up about 19 miles. It was good to see a group from the Bitterroot doing the same trail Sunday. Hope you guys had a great ride. The attached photo's are from the Twin Creeks Trail trip from Saturday.
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    Nice, you've got a lot of great riding up there.

    Thanks again for the Warm Springs ride last weekend.

    The Mayor and First Lady.

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    It was great bikin the Warm Springs Trail with you. Come on over next summer and we will ride some different trails. Hows the camper working out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidehiller1 View Post
    It was great bikin the Warm Springs Trail with you. Come on over next summer and we will ride some different trails. Hows the camper working out?
    Excellent! Didn't you guys take photos that day? What a great trail and day.

    We have only spent one night in the camper- up at Bass Ck to the west of Hamilton. Very comfy, but it was a pleasant evening. I think we will really see the value on windy/ stormy evenings. It looks nice in the driveway, though, doesn't even take up too much space.

    Keep getting after it up in the Salmon/ Lost Trail country- you are good inspiration to us. Hope to see you this winter!

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    Twin Cr Loop?

    How steep is the Twin ridge? Think we could loop from the campground...Twin Ridge (6109) w/ Twin Cr (6108)?

    Because we like to feel the burn and all, right?

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    It is a 3,000 vertical foot brake burner. Pretty steep for segments. Would definately be hike a bike up for long segments, at least for me. I would rather take off from the top of Lost Trail and ride down Twin Creeks Ridge or Twin Creek. I know you LIKE to climb though. We should ride from Lost Trail to Axe Park, then down Hughes Creek trail next summer.

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