Skyline, Big Bear - May 22nd 2018

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Andy, May 20, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 05-22-18
  1. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    Ride Name: Skyline, Big Bear - May 22nd 2018
    When: Tuesday May 22nd 2018
    Time: 8:30 am roll time
    Where: Summit parking lot
    Ride Description or Details:
    As neither Albert (@Fueledbyex8) nor I have ridden Skyline, we're currently ironing out the details...
    But this is set for Tuesday...

    Route: Summit parking lot-> Moonridge->Fern->Skyline->2n17->2n08-> Towne Trail



    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Summit parking lot
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort
    Type of Ride:
    Rider Limit:
    Anticipated Mileage:
    22 (ish)
    Elevation Gain: 2,500' (ish)
    Ride Duration:
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Facilities:
    Food/water suggestions:
    Option to Upload:
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I really wish I can go, but that job thingy is in the way. Enjoy!
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, have a great time! It's fun just riding up there, hard to get lost.
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I am interested and available. Share the details as they come together.
     
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  5. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    Also interested.
     
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  6. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    Update - 8:30 am roll time
     
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  7. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    Where’s the meet up?
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I'm in.

    You guys wanna shuttle Exploration trail on the way back down the hill?
     
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  9. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    The (south) end of Summit Blvd
     
  10. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    Would Snow Summit parking lot be a good meeting point? Im sure both of you have ridden Skyline trail before prob. be better to have you show us the way if that would work better. Just so many options to get to Skyline trail.
     
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  11. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    Summit parking lot works for me. I’ve always ridden it east to west, but I know a lot of people like it west to east.

    I’m flexible.
     
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  12. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    I’ll be coming from Apple Valley, so I’m out on the shuttle part. Great idea for those coming through the IE, tho.
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Yes, we park at the SS parking lot for the start of the ride (the system rides best from East to West, IMO) but there is two ways we can do this. We can do the entire thing and then climb back through the forest on fire roads and other trails to cross above town back toward SS (I have never done this so I cannot guide us through it).

    Or, we can have a vehicle parked near the other end (which is what I prefer). I can comfortably carry three bikes (or cram 4 bikes) and gear onto my truck and three passengers. If we leave it at the Pineknot trail head parking lot then we can start at SS (I would need a ride from one of you guys to get to SS) and do basically entire Skyline ride, then climb Plantation trail (mellow climb) back up to Skyline trail, ride it a ways East to Grand View Point and then drop down Pine Knot trail back to my truck. Or, if we are totally spent, we can just roll down 2N10 to Pineknot trail parking lot.
     
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  14. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    Having never been, I’m assuming a loop would be best? Then some sort of out n back. Then a point to point with some sort of drive involved? I’m easy, whatever is easiest
     
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  15. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I'm not going but that's what we've always done. We park in the SS parking lot. Ride up 2N08 to Skyline. Ride Skyline west to Pine Knot, down Pine Knot and then ride the road back to SS.
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I think this will be an absolute blast no matter the route you take!
     
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  17. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    I usually do the “loop” as described by snake charmer. There is a good amount of fire road climbing on the back end of it before dropping down 2n08 to town trail. I think it ends up around 22 miles and 2500’ of climbing.

    Summit parking lot-> Moonridge->Fern->Skyline->2n17->2n08-> Towne Trail
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    OK, since you know the way, let's do this.
     
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Did this in January when I had some solo time... Great little loop!

    Also did the little extra credit out to Grandview Point.
     
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  20. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    I don' see why not, since we are in the area we can give it a whirl! I'm off all week, I have plenty of time to ride!
     
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  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Looks like this route here:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1064897869
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I'm in a grey Nissan Frontier p/u.

    What are you guys driving?

    See you guys in the SS parking lot around 8ish.
     
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  25. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    I’ll be in a grey Dodge Ram 2500 with a black/green Niner in the bed.
     
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  26. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    Drive - grey jeep renegade
    Ride - green santa cruz chameleon
     
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  27. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    Pearl white 4dr. Lexus sedan.
    I'll probably be wearing my IMTB jersey!
     
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  28. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    So its $20 to park?
     
  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Ive never had to pay to park there.

    Ive been there to eat, to ride the lift, and to do the Skyline loop. Its a huge parking lot. Never been charged. Never been approached.
     
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  30. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    You guys are doing it all wrong. You are skipping the Snow Summit trails. Here's what you do. Park wherever you like. Ride UP Skyline to Snow Summit. Don your pads and full face. Poach a run at Snow Summit. Buy a lift ticket at the bottom. Take 5 runs at SS. Eat at the top. Switch your helmet and pads. Finish on Skyline. Drink beer.

    Here are two people doing it right.

    CraigandMeXC-Skyline.JPG
    CraigandMeFF-SS.JPG
     
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