JackaRoo Maps is announcing: the 2nd Edition of "Mountain Biking the Mendocino Coast and Beyond" guidebook which should be available in 2 weeks.

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Just in time for some summer beat the heat gnarly riding on the coast. It will have 25 rides (8 new rides) including some as long as 38+ miles with 6,000'+ of elevation gain. An Example:

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~ Big River to Caspar to Woodlands and Back ~

This ride is for advanced riders looking for a long day out on the trails.
A demanding 38.31 mile ride with 6,018’ of elevation gain will be perfect for those in need of a leg burner and a pizza at Piaci Pub & Pizzeria later. This ride incorporates many of the trails in the Scales area utilizing Rd 640 to exit Caspar Creek. Then to the Woodlands State Park and back via the Big River Haul Road. See: Jiro’s Playground for Rd 409 area.

0.00 Go east on Big River Haul Road. Avoid first trail on left (1.34mi).
2.43 Go left on Ames Lodge Tr. Begin long climb.
3.31 Go right on Rusty’s Tr.
3.40 Go left on Pole Line Tr. Stay right of three trails on left.
4.24 Go right on Rd 408 (Little Lake Road). Cal-fire station on N. side.
4.70 Go left down Orchard Tr. Cross stream.
5.11 Go left on Rd 760. Cross narrow bridge, go uphill on right. Go left.
6.12 Go left on Wagon Tr. (See: Jiro’s Playground map)
6.93 Cross Rd 409 and go left on Parallel Action. Go right on Rd 409
and head north to Caspar Crossing South (EZOut).
7.74 Go right to get to EZOut. Left at trail split. Stay right of 2nd trail.
8.86 Go right on Rd 600. This goes to Caspar Creek area.
9.74 Go left on Rd 620. Junction of Rd 600, Rd 620 and Rd 640.
10.90 Go left on South Weir Tr. Go right on Rd 520 (11.59mi).
12.41 Go right on Rd 500 and then left on Shithole. Go to The Maze.
13.55 Go straight or north through The Maze. Stay right at trail split.
13.83 Go right on Wuss Hill to Rd 500. Go south on Rd 500. Look for
trail on right and over hump.
14.43 Go left on Gunslinger. Cross over 3 Post. Go straight.
14.94 Go right on Rd 500 and right at the gate on Ride Thru Tree.
15.70 Go left on Rd 500. Go past Rd 520. Look for trail 0.1 mi on left.
15.80 Go left on LaJit.
16.29 Go left on Caspar Crossing North (EZN)
17.80 Go left on Rd 600. Go straight on Rd 640 (18.09mi).
21.92 Go right on Rd 408. Stay on road to top of Forest History Tr.
23.11 Go left on Forest History Tr. to top of Manly Gulch Tr.
23.34 Go left on Manly Gulch Tr to Rd 730.
26.25 Go right on Rd 730. Stay left at split (27.22mi). Go to Rd 720.
28.05 Follow river east to bottom of Rd 720. Go left before bottom of hill.
28.31 Go left following Woodlands Big River Rd to Big River Haul Rd.
31.76 Go right on Big River Haul Rd. Ride to parking area (38.30 mi).

There was a huge demand for another printing, so, while convalescing from hernia surgery in December I got to work on a completely revised colored map 2nd edition guidebook. The first guide book pales in comparison as I put in over 200+ (whose counting anyway) carpal tunnel induced hours to re-illustrated all the maps in 300 DPI resolution. Then employed my son, a professional graphic designer, to do the lay-out. We sent it off to an off-set printer in Wisconsin last week with proof in hand this last Tuesday. Books will be available soon in Mendocino stores such as Catch-A-Canoe, Gallery Books and the Outdoor Store (FTB) to name a few for $17.00 plus tax. The 2nd edition printing will be limited so, get one while they last. I sold out the first edition printing in 10 days.

I am also taking advanced orders for the newest guidebook for $17.00 plus $3.00 postage to be mailed as soon as they arrive.
Please send check to:

Roo Harris
P.O. Box 347
Little River, CA 95456

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