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  1. #1
    Singlespeed Enduro Poser
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    Dec 2009

    ... and if we just ... Hoodoo Mountain 09-2010

    This sub 2 hour ride actually became an unplanned EPIC But I will not bore you with all the details of my EPIC failure. Instead, I will provide a bit of history and information on this magnificent place and how it was shaped millions of years ago.

    noun \ˈh-(ˌ)d\

    1. Hoodoo consists of a large body of African folkloric practices and beliefs with a considerable admixture of American Indian botanical knowledge and European folklore. Although most of its adherents are black, contrary to popular opinion, it has always been practiced by both whites and blacks in America.

    2. A tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Hoodoos consist of soft sedimentary rock topped by harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects each column from the elements.

    a) Hoodoos are composed of soft sedimentary rock, and are topped by pieces of harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects the columns from the elements. Hoodoos have a variable thickness and are often described as having a "totem pole shaped body."
    The name given to the rock layer that forms Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon is the Clarion Formation. This layer has many rock types including siltstone and mudstone and is predominantly limestone. Thirty to forty million years ago this rock was "born" in an ancient lake that covered a great deal of western Utah. Mineral deposits of different rock types cause Hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.

    Here is Alib with the hoodoos

    At the very beginning of the ride its just a constant up and down and repeat that 5X. After that roller coaster ride there will be a bit of climbing and at elevation its a bit of work.

    But with these views, hell Ill climb all day.

    The singletrack trail here is premium! The trail is loose at some sections but not technical at all.

    There is a bit of exposure here so keep your eye on the trail. Here is Alib on a series of switchbacks and sometimes along side hoodoos.

    The views here are magnificent! While most of the lower parts of southern Utah is enduring warm weather, up here its a cool 67 degrees.

    Here we are again enjoying the flow of this trail.

    I think this is one of my favorite picture.

    Yes, that is the trail!

    Hoodoos are every where!!

    I forgot about this little guy. Found him while we were climbing up.

    What an amazing trip this was! Utah will always be an awesome place no matter which part you end up going. So, you lucky bastards who do not have to drive 8 to 12 hours to get to some prime riding, Thanks!

  2. #2
    I'd rather be biking...
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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Check out this thread of mine http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ed+canyon+epic

    You can actually start at over 10,000 feet and descend clear down to Thunder mtns sister trail Cassidy just on the other side of the canyon. Its an epic but sweet and has some good hidden ST

    A red arrow of were u would start:
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  3. #3
    Singlespeed Enduro Poser
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    Dec 2009
    Yo Shelbs,

    I actually came across that thread and read the whole thing when i did. Let's hook up one these days

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