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I have never been there I am thinking of going next weekend. I keep hearing all these things about all these mine shafts and some you cant see and that people fall in them all the time. Are there really alot of mine shafts and are they everywhere like on flat areas and hills or are these stories I hear just being over exagerated and there are some mines but I dont need to be worried about it just keep my whits about me while I ride?

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they are out there, and there are enough to always be thinking about them. i was on a ride about a month ago, the guy in front of me almolst went in one, but he kept calm and missed it by about a foot. just watch out when you are not on trails!

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so as long as you stick to the trails I should be fine I still need to keep and eye out but I should be ok. My other question are the mine shafts only on hills or are they in the flat areas also?

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the one my uncle almolst hit was completely flat, you couldnt see it until you got about 15 feet from it, we were cutting through the bushes and just came up on it, no signs or anything.

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no I dont think you understand my question I didnt really explain can you only find these mines if your riding in hilly sections or do you find them in the flat trails that arnt on hills?

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they can be anywhere, on hills, in the middle of the flats, but it seems there are more of them if you get back into the hills.

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Don't worry about it!!!!

I ride Spangler Hills pretty often and I have never had a close encounter with these mine shafts. Usually they are pretty well marked off. Just stay on the trails and you'll be fine. Not riding there because of them would be a poor excuse because Spangler Hills has some of the best riding California.

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Don't worry about it!!!!

I ride Spangler Hills pretty often and I have never had a close encounter with these mine shafts. Usually they are pretty well marked off. Just stay on the trails and you'll be fine. Not riding there because of them would be a poor excuse because Spangler Hills has some of the best riding California.

I agree I just wanted to find out how bad it was because I am going with my parents and my little brother and possibly my little cousins so the youngest rider will be 10yrs old and I dont want to put them in danger so that is why I was asking but I am deffinatly going to go cuz I heard its great riding. NorCal what is the best place to camp/ride there?

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The shafts are in, or at the base of mountains and though you might get close before seeing one they usually are not hard to avoid. Watching out around the rocks for rattlers is a bigger concern. I have no problem finding them when I go there. Just watch where your walking especially around sharp jagged rocky areas, they like those. I love that place.

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dont jump or ride over suspicious mounds of dirt in the middle of nowhere where you wouldnt expect them to be. There is a hole somewhere that the dirt came from.

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