Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Discussion in 'Trail Conditions' started by littlewave, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Updates for LCWP in general.

    Specific question today is, how's the poison oak on Lizard right now? Haven't been down since the last rain or two.
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    We rode it on Sunday, and it was fine.
     
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  3. dstepper

    dstepper Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Dean Stepper
    Current Bike:
    2014 Turner Czar
    One thing county parks do seem to do well is to trim back the poison oak.

    Dean
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I rode it Sunday. It was fine.

    How's the PO at the bottom of Car Wreck?
     
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  5. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Fine/No Prob
    If you go all the way down Emerald Canyon out-n-back there is some in the shaded sections, that's about it.
     
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  6. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Confirmed, poison oak wasn't too bad, but still glad I had long sleeves on. I am a magnet.
     
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  7. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    ... no thread hijack... but how perfect is Five Oaks right now? I mean... come on? I like the length, variety and initial burliness of TNA, but the series of rock drops about 1/3 into the Five Oaks... OMG! Fun on a stick! Before they cleaned it up, I wanted nothing to do with it. Now, I can't get enough... there is SO much to that trail. I cannot wait to ride it with the proper level of aggression once I figure it out! Nice job @kioti ... nice job!
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Kioti didn't work on 5-Oaks. That was Laguna Canyon Foundation. Not sure what they are trying to do on the first right after the first rock drop, nor the left with the long log of straw stuffed in the rut about 2/3rds of the way down.
     
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  9. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    oh, never mind @kioti :) That right turn... I think it will become a banked turn over time... that log of straw (hayroll) is interesting (stop gap erosion protection?)... I just take the outside line. Yes, the hayroll is right in the middle of the right line... That trail, however, for someone with my limited descending skills is such a test because of its variety. That's why I like it so much.
     
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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Me too! And I think you may be underselling your DH abilities, given the trails you ride.

    The straw log wasn't as prominent today - it was dispersed. It's still a strange left turn right now that could use some (intelligent) love during the next rain. Simply finishing the berm would work.
     
  11. pdqmach26

    pdqmach26 Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Some PO on the right side after crossing the little creek. And speaking of PO, San Juan Trail up on the loop part, has it everywhere. Its had hard to avoid.
     
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  12. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    @herzalot , I've gotta start somewhere! That's the part of my game that is the weakest... That and "super tech" bike handling. someday I want to be able to clean "reverse stagecoach"... That's one of the reasons I bought flats and flat pedals. To get better on the tech up and down. Funny story, went into crank brothers on Saturday to buy a set of flats. "Oh, you are all out... You do realize that you are the Crank Brothers Factory Store, right. " (it was good natured ribbing) Then I thought, "okay, I can at least grab the shoes...can I have these in a 46... Oh, you don't actually sell the shoes..."
     
  13. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Which way is reverse?!
     
  14. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    From four corners North to the ridge line.
     
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  15. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I figured, but, you never know...
     
  16. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Definitely some poison oak on Lizard, and a TON off the sides of Upper Laurel. Not really an issue there since it's fireroad, but it's there. Also, Stagecoach is way overgrown. Needs some weed-whacking and a hair cut.
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Let's see if we can get a "brushing" day for vegetation control through Laguna Canyon Foundation. Stuff is growing like weeds 'round here!
     
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  18. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    It's worth asking for, but has to be done carefully as there's a brush cutting ban in Wilderness Parks that began a few weeks ago and extends until September, I think.
     
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  19. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    My arms and legs tell me this is probably true.
     
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  20. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Hmmm. What's the reasoning behind that?
     
  21. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    It's to protect birds during nesting season.
     
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  22. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  23. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Extended trail closures due to storm damage.

    Extended trail closures in place due to storm damage and for trail repair/maintenance. Trails will remain closed through the next storms forecast for 2/26-27.

    http://www.ocparks.com/parks/lagunac/
     
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  24. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Thanks for the info littlewave (every time I see your user ID I think of Jimmy Hendrix's Little Wing :thumbsup:

    Curiously, the State Park, Crystal Cove, adjacent to Laguna Coast, says all dirt trails are open as of today....

    And Whiting was still closed today but does not have the "through the next storm coming this weekend" wording like Aliso and LCWP... Mustard in Whiting is usually the last 'trail' I'd want to ride after a rain, due to the sticky clay... I usually give it a week to dry out....
     
  25. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    That's where the name comes from!

    Wow that's strange that El Moro opened before LCWP.
     
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  26. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    Ride options limited, starting to get cranky about all this h20. :/
     
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  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Plenty of options. You just have to be wiling to look beyond the dirt. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. MattB

    MattB Member

    Name:
    Matt B
    ... never look beyond the dirt:eek: ... just go to the good wet weather dirt:D
     
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  29. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Yeah El Moro is typically more conservative, but there is actually more damage / more to screw up in LCWP and more than can get affected. Stagecoach, Emerald Canyon, Some of Willow is pretty messed up , Camarillo etc.
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    The world does not revolve around Aliso/LCWP.....as @Runs with Scissors eluded to, there are plenty of other ride options to be had. Price for admission may be higher, but they are out there.
     
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