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July 13, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Maintenance of Lord of the Squirrels & Into the Mystic

snow is not being cleared, just melting out and moving the closure higher as it does and the trails dry out. Crew is just going up once a week to move closure and do maintenance on LOTS. 

Probably end of the month for opening, watch trail forks/worca website.

July 13, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Best “bang for your buck” descents?

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

Posted by: D_C_

In addition to what has been mentioned:

Executioner - Dreamweaver (Fromme)

Blind Skier - SGS - Slippery Canoe - Pull Tab - Upper Tall Cans - Wutang (Cypress)

Noodley Appendage (Ledgeview)

2Cents - Skidder - Terdferg - New Mexico - Electric Lettuce - Mango Mango - Femur (Vedder)

IMBA Smart - Fred - Tinder - Your Mom (Squamish)

Business Time (Whistler)

Econoline - EconoDave - Dark Forest - Waterfall - Crosstown Traffic (Pemberton)

Thanks for all the suggestions - I've ridden a lot of those above and really like them. I rode Business Time for the first time recently and was really impressed... although I found a lot of the little climbing sections quite challenging. If I was a slightly more fit rider that would probably be my ideal trail - technically challenging but overall gentle grade so the ride lasts a while. The Foreplay descent portion of Comfortably Numb was also another good "bang for your buck" descent. Seems like these types of trails are more common in Squamish & Whistler but harder to find on the Shore. Obviously the natural terrain plays a huge factor.

Yummy Numby to Golden Door-Jeff's trail is pretty good value too, but more technical than IBT

July 11, 2018, 7:37 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Fernie - trail recommendations

Diggler/Almatador are unreal if you have a shuttle and like really steep stuff, Big Money super awesome but a really stiff climb to get too, we also did lazy lizard to project 9, then Slunt and Brokeback, super awesome stuff!

July 11, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: South Chilcotin - Lorna to Spruce

be sure to use WD trail to Spruce too, Spruce Creek East Trail is almost been reclaimed as of 2 summers ago...haven't heard otherwise since, and Tyaughton east of WD to Castle Junction is tough going too, lots of side hill and blow down, and I'm unsure of the status currently.

July 10, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: South Chilcotin - Lorna to Spruce

beginners will struggle/be a liability regardless, climb up lorna pass is a stiff hike a bike, tyaughton creek trail is 'flat' but muddy/tech with some big creek crossings. I've been out there with relatively fit intermediate riders and they struggled, don't underestimate it.

June 20, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Nelson - Trail and Camping recommendations

other Nelson favs, Middle/Skiddle Earth, The Vein, Shannon Pass, and Uppr goldmember/lucky charms/gold rush

June 18, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Posted by: gotham

Can someone remind me what the typical trails to take friends from out of town are?

Lost Lake for beginners...then???

Cheakamus/Interpretive Forest typically, Farside/High Side/ Business Time/AMPM is always good for some cruisey fun

June 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Posted by: LoamtoHome

there was zero trail seepage.  Trail was bone dry (no water)and lots of locals riding it.  Riding the trail in the dusty summer would cause way more damage.  The only building was some dirt work at the bottom in which the builder(s) could rope off as it wasn't that much.  I'm usually good about not riding closed/wet trails but this doesn't make any sense.

respectfully, WB had it closed, it doesn't matter what you think, they and the builder hadn't opened it yet.

June 16, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: WBP 18

pretty good thunderstorms and heavy rain Friday evening...but blue bird this morning!

June 14, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

apparently people are poaching Mystic/LESS too past closure signs, there's still snow on LESS FFS.

June 13, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Posted by: LoamtoHome

I rode it 2 weeks ago.... no snow and the conditions were mint!  No idea why it's closed.

it was closed because of spring seepage and trail work that was taking place with the builder and WB. Please respect ALL CLOSURES.

June 4, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Bring me your rude and/or clever trail names...

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: FlipFantasia

Posted by: andy-eunson

Golden boner in Whistler. Story is one month of no sex equals a bronze boner. Two months, silver. Three months...  it was the builders situation of being very single that spawned the name.

golden boner is 1 year no sex, 2 = platinum!

One year! That’s unpossible. I guess I remembered it wrong.

and the builder actually went over 2 years! and was relatively proud.....but we didn't get a platinum trail out of it unfortunately.

June 4, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Bring me your rude and/or clever trail names...

Posted by: andy-eunson

Golden boner in Whistler. Story is one month of no sex equals a bronze boner. Two months, silver. Three months...  it was the builders situation of being very single that spawned the name.

golden boner is 1 year no sex, 2 = platinum!

May 19, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Sproatt Creek on the west side had a major debris flow in the fall and it took out bridges on the Flank right at the bottom of LOTS/start of Mystic, it's a big old raging chasm right now and attempting to cross it is not recommended. Ditto the bottom of Industrial Disease/Pura Vida, bridge is gone and replaced with a big deep gap, recommend descending Industrial Waste and crossing there if you must, but that bridge was also displaced and you need to be careful crossing there, but it's a lot more reasonable. Dark Crystal is closed all spring for bear habitat, Micro Climate is closed right now as well for spring melt/seepage, but we do have a WORCA/WB trail night planned for it this coming Tuesday. Where there isn't snow, it's already very dry.

May 16, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: WBP 18

looks like midgard will be right by the Hwy86 bridge...so, pretty much rideable from garbo...that being said, why isn't No Joke above Hwy 86 on that map??

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