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    The Goose in August, bad idea?

    I'm planing a trip first week of August and debating to include one day near Hurracane rides or skip it and go straight to Brian Head area?
    We had done the Goose before in the Spring but never in the middle of Summer and I worry about ridin slick rock at 100+ temps, does it get that bad?

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    Yes it gets bad but it's very doable you just need to plan to be out at first light and off by 10-11. It still will be in the 90's by the time you finish. It's higher then st george so it stays a little cooler. My friend that rides there all the time usually goes out the night before and camps out so he can be on the trail early.

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    Yes it gets bad.

    I think you will have more fun riding at Bhead that time of year. Goose as the last poster mentioned is completly rideable, and even comfortable early in the AM, but Bhead is perfect that time of year.
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    Thanks for your replies guys, so now I have to plan 5 days of xc rides near Brian Head, I have Thounder Mtn, Virgin Rim Trail and Bunker Creek, can you guys suggest any othe must do?

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    i live in Virgin a rode Goose 20 times las July/August. Just be on trail at 6:30 and off by 10:30 or so.. that's four hours of great riding and you'll have the place to yourself except for me and maybe Morgan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajamtnbkr
    Thanks for your replies guys, so now I have to plan 5 days of xc rides near Brian Head, I have Thounder Mtn, Virgin Rim Trail and Bunker Creek, can you guys suggest any othe must do?
    Other classics: Dark Hollow, Blowhard, and Cassidy/Casto/Losee

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajamtnbkr
    Thanks for your replies guys, so now I have to plan 5 days of xc rides near Brian Head, I have Thounder Mtn, Virgin Rim Trail and Bunker Creek, can you guys suggest any othe must do?

    Gooseberry is not THAT far from Brian Head, you could do a Gooseberry morning ride and roll up to BH in the afternoon.

    Do a Thunder Mtn/Casto/Cassidy loop and ride the VRRT for your two BIG days and throw in two shorter days with shuttles on Bunker Creek, Dark Hollow, Blowhard or other Brian Head trails.

    Just a reminder, Red Canyon is also a bit of a drive from BH so plan accordingly and have fun!

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    STT GUY, are you going to be out there tomorrow in the AM? (Sunday)
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    No, we are back in Ohio right now. Mother-in-law's 80th birthday party and some business stuff to attend to. BUT... we rode in New Mexico and Alabama on the way out and did Alum Creek every day this week except today... went for a road ride today on a 40+ mile rails-to-trails path. They have a couple of really nice ones around here. Not MTB but hey, it's two wheels.

    This weekend I get to do my "real job"... ride a ZX6-R on the race track for two days
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    I spent the morning out on the Goose last Sunday.. all I have to say is AWSOME!!! it was creeping up to 95-98 on when I was finishing up but the temp was perfect, riding was epic and the views were awsome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Gooseberry is not THAT far from Brian Head, you could do a Gooseberry morning ride and roll up to BH in the afternoon.

    Do a Thunder Mtn/Casto/Cassidy loop and ride the VRRT for your two BIG days and throw in two shorter days with shuttles on Bunker Creek, Dark Hollow, Blowhard or other Brian Head trails.

    Just a reminder, Red Canyon is also a bit of a drive from BH so plan accordingly and have fun!

    JMH

    are there any shuttle company/companies available for shuttling the above trails mentioned? Thanks

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