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Can anyone tell my about this trail , Very little info out there and not on 3 out of 4 of my maps.  Jimmy creek is the same. 

 

We saw two groups come back to camp very very late and both were stuck on Hi Yu.  Ive rode from lost lake up hi-yu a bit but had to turn around as one of our party could not make it up and starting to realize what we were getting into.  Any info would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Chef Eric

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If you made it up to the top of the ridge from Lost Lake then it's all down hill from there.  Couple spots with minor exposure.  It's harder in the reverse direction.

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We rode it last year from the lost lake direction, one long up hill in the begining but wasnt too bad. I don't know about riding it the other direction. The south end had some pretty good rock steps dropping down to the main mad river trail. Good stuff :goofy:

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if you don't know about it.. stay off it! delete this thread please.

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if you don't know about it.. stay off it! delete this thread please.

 

C'mon dude, It's a public trail, not your trail. Let the guys talk about how hard it is and warn people not to tear it up.

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if you don't know about it.. stay off it! delete this thread please.

 

I've heard/known of a lot more people that 'stumbled' on that trail by accident than any internet post will bring.  One of my first times up to the area, a couple guys in our group mistook it as a 'shorter' way back.  They were riding fully outfitted dual sports, bags, etc and spent hours up there destroying the hill. 

 

Just this weekend I was fishing and a guy went out that way and came back a few minutes later talking about "cliffsides, not well ridden", etc

 

The 'problem' with that trail is that it is close to Maverick Saddle, it's on the map, but not well marked.

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Just trying to scare people off ;) . Randy said he is going to close the trail because people go and tear it up. I told him he needs to put up signs warning people about the harder trails. It's all I can do to ride it uphill from Mad River to Lost lake. If you think you want to try it... start from the Mad River trail in the uphill direction. It is the only double diamond left in the Mad River system I know about.


Jimmy Creek is under about 200 blowdowns right now and on the axe list.

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Just trying to scare people off ;) . Randy said he is going to close the trail because people go and tear it up. I told him he needs to put up signs warning people about the harder trails. It's all I can do to ride it uphill from Mad River to Lost lake. If you think you want to try it... start from the Mad River trail in the uphill direction. It is the only double diamond left in the Mad River system I know about.

Jimmy Creek is under about 200 blowdowns right now and on the axe list.

 

Tell Randy to quit being a worry-wort....my grandma has that disease :)   I was thinking of going up and clearing JC :thinking:

 

never a good reason to close a trail unless opening up another to bypass the first one.  We need a law :prof:

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..... a couple guys in our group mistook it as a 'shorter' way back.....

Story of my life.  Hate those bastards!

*I rode that bitch to the top, she rode me down the other side thou   :)

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Tell Randy to quit being a worry-wort....my grandma has that disease :) I was thinking of going up and clearing JC :thinking:

never a good reason to close a trail unless opening up another to bypass the first one. We need a law :prof:

I agree.. let me know wen you want to go clear it I'll come... miss that trail.

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I agree.. let me know wen you want to go clear it I'll come... miss that trail.

 

Maybe this weekend....still workin on a plan.

 

btw, when are fire restrictions going to drop?  Kinda retarded to be standing in a rainstorm with a bunch of wood I can't catch on fire if I try, and not be legal to have a campfire. I've just been doing it anyway, figure I'll just throw a mudpie at the guy that gives me a ticket....then take a picture of him to show the judge.

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Would be great to get jimmy open again. Biggest reason the FS is not maintaining the trail is that part of the trail location is in the creek flow line and riparin area. (god forbide!) A couple of minor reroutes to higher ground will solve the problem if memory is still working....

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they've had these crews of youth workers up there, it sure seems they could be dispersed more widely. They've done a good job though.

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