San Gabriel Mountains, ANF

Discussion in 'Trail Conditions' started by rossage, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Chilao area is in excellent shape. The rains cleaned up a lot of the trail damage and p-lines and exposed more of what we love, rocks.
    Tree down on the Silver Moc about 1/2 mile in from 3 Pts. Easy over.

    Found a tick. Killed a tick. They are out. Be careful.

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  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    4/14/18
    Saturday Strawberry run went well. There were no new trees down. The trail is in excellent shape but getting a bit overgrown, especially through the Potrero.
    Tons of hikers, a group of 80 comin up from Red Box...flow kill
    Over a hundred strong at Red box, out in force for State trail day. Had a @Mikie Robin Mcguire siting.
    Awesome day out there
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    WARNING:

    El Prieto is overgrown in poison oak. Somebody call in the troops to go through and do some hedge clipping. Contact is unavoidable at this time. :eek:
     
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  4. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea that stuff is everywhere on the Rim trail. We were in the thick of it on Sunday.

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  5. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    David don’t seem to mind :thumbsup:
     
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  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Rode Strawberry today with @Luis , @scan , and Don. Trail is in very good condition, slightly loose in spots.
    Somebody did some trail work and it digressed into sanitization. :bang:They totally removed an angular rock roller that basically served as the entrance to the good stuff on the Gabrielino between Red box and Switzers.:thumbsdown:
    They continued further down by again creating a new, easier line down the waterfall rock drop.:mad:
    Happened sometime between Saturday morning and today...
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    So back up there and put it back together the way you want it to be.
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Two posts in a row and you seem to want someone else to do the work.

    Let's go!
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    How do you know that it wasn't me who sanitized it? :whistling:
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Sure that wasn't MTT??
     
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  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    You're #1 with me as well!
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I am unsure of everything.
     
  13. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea that was a total BS move erasing that rock feature on the Gabrielino.
     
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  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Oh yeah, watch for ticks. I picked up at least 4 leading the way around Strawberry. Found 3 on my right sock after a slight, off-trail, excursion into the grass at speed. Gotta get on the sock 'cuz I shaved my legs....well trimmed back the forest. Also, I try to wear a light colored, long sleeved t shirt to catch any arm clingers. Helps with brush scratches too.

    Get some!
     
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  15. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Ticks?
     
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  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    If you want some, Strawberry is a good place to go looking. Find some of that greenish-brown, wheat-looking grass, and stick your bare leg in there and....

    Get Some!
     
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  17. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Bear legs are sexy.
     
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  18. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Don't get him started :stop:
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Maybe Laguna Canyon Foundation headed up your way!
     
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  20. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea? I’ve seen your handrails down there.
    This is a San Gabe handrail:

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  21. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Keep the San Gabes wild!

    Fantastic conditions in the San Gabes right now.
     
  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Speaking of epic conditions. David and I rode one of the classic front side loops of the San Gabes.
    Lower Sam Merrill to Mt Lowe railway up to Inspiration point. Then descended Middle Merrill to Sunset and out through El Prieto.

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    David sending it on Middle Merrill
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    David dropping in on El Prieto
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    Today’s stats
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I remember that loop. It claimed my helmet last time, I owe it one now.
     
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  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Classic.

    I'm back next Wednesday... It's on!
     
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    It owes you one, actually, but I doubt it will pay up.
     
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  26. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    As seen today on the Gabrielino trail between Switzers and Red Box...

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    I'll fill in the backstory later, or maybe @rossage will chime in. I'm off to a Dodgers game with the family
     
  27. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Poor sized bear....
     
  28. gunga din

    gunga din Member

    Name:
    steve villmer
    Hey bo boo
     
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  29. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Like you could poop like that!
    There was a 3inch diameter log that some bear left a little further down the trail.

    Me and @Luis rode from Switzers to West fork on the Gabrielino this am. Started seeing bear tracks almost immediately, partials and stepped on ones. There were larger prints but the smaller ones were best preserved in the dust. The two poops were definitely from a large bear...

    The Gabrielino is in very good condition, just a couple of trees down on the Red Box to West fork section. Be forewarned, this is never an easy section, with numerous rock gardens, exposure, loose edges, and encroaching PO.

    Get some!
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  30. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Sweet! Only OTBs climb the Gab from Switzers lol. More people should do it, such a fun climb. Last time I was on the West Fork side @Luis fell off a cliff and was saved by a small stump, seriously, a close one! It was also 100 degrees that day too haha, aaaah good times!
     
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