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    Amasa Back - best overall route

    Given the newer trail segments of Capt. Ahab (direction specific) and Hymasa:

    New Hymasa Trail now open! | Moab Mountain Bike Association

    What is the best overall route to string this group of trails together (i.e. Capt. Ahab, Hymasa, Amasa Back/Cliffhanger, Rockstacker, Pot Hole etc.)?

    Thanks in advance,
    T-Rex

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    Hymasa-Amasa-Pot Hole-Rockstacker-Amasa-Upper Ahab-Lower Ahab.
    There's more climbing than you'd expect on Upper Ahab and it comes late in the loop.

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    Having done these, I'll suggest something a bit outside of the box.

    Hymasa all the way to upper Ahab. Like Norman says, upper Ahab is a lot of work. So I'd then take upper Ahab "down" to the midpoint, and then back up Hymasa (this part it pretty easy) back up to upper Ahab. This gets most of the hard climbing out of the way early. Then Amasa, pothole rockstacker Amasa and then down upper Hymasa (it's a lot of fun downhill) to the midpoint and out lower Ahab.

    You'll end up with some backtracking on upper Hymasa but it rides good in both directions and front loads the hard climbing in the ride.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    The route I'm planning for my next ride there will involve climbing the jeep road (which I've always thought is fun) to the false summit, and then climbing to the top of Ahab, and riding upper and lower Ahab to the bottom of lower Ahab. From there we'll probably take Hymasa back up and then ride out to Rockstacker and drop out via Jacksons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    The route I'm planning for my next ride there will involve climbing the jeep road (which I've always thought is fun) to the false summit, and then climbing to the top of Ahab, and riding upper and lower Ahab to the bottom of lower Ahab. From there we'll probably take Hymasa back up and then ride out to Rockstacker and drop out via Jacksons.
    This would be the complete package, and is what I'd recommend to do (mostly) it all.

    hfly

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