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ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 9, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Come on, help build some sweet single track! Now's your chance! 15 miles to be built!

A collaboration of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the San Bernardino National Forest and IMBA, the 15-mile Skyline Trail will be the first new trail in the Big Bear Lake area in almost 20 years.




Help Build the Skyline Trail in Big Bear Lake!


When:
Two Options! Thursday, October 18th from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Sunday, October 21st, crews start at 9am and 12:30pm for 3 hour trail building sessions.


Where:
Skyline Corner, junction of 2N06 and 2N10. Plenty of parking, but consider carpooling or riding your bike.



Carpool:
Meet at Bear Mountain Parking Lot to carpool or caravan up to the trail head at 3:15pm on Thursday or 8:45am and 12:15pm on Sunday.



Provided:
Tools, instruction and leadership, water and snacks. Free lunch served at 12pm on Sunday.



Needed:
Clothes that can get dirty, work gloves, a water bottle, hat and sunscreen, big smiles and great attitudes.



The Day's Goal:
Dig, rake, and build another extension of a sweet section of rolling single track through tall Ponderosa pines and fir trees. One small step in one large trail adventure.



To Be Expected:
We'll work in small groups and use shovels, Mccleods, pulaskis, rakes and loppers to shape and mold the landscape into a new multi-use trail.





rsvp here to help:
http://www.trailsfoundation.org/skyline-build-day-102/#RSVP
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
“You haven't lived until you've built a mile of singletrack”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PuNzRimZM10
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
you know, I might try, and make that if I'm not up north
BJGivens

Social climber
CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Is this going to be good for the environment? what about LNT? Is this going to leave a trace?
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Yeah. It's gonna leave a trace. But will be well loved for years to come!


(Actually its built along an old fire break so ecologically sound. )
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
IMBA Is designing it so it will be extra GUD.
















People r gonna die!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
BJGivens = Troll

(Funny avatar, though.)
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
I've built miles of single track
But I loved the miles of no track the best, just pure cross country, riding the carpet of pine needles down and around any way I want to go
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
Any climbing in Big Bear?

Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 10, 2012 - 07:01am PT
If it'll keep bikers off the PCT, I'll help.
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2012 - 08:15am PT
lots of good climbing. _

_Holcomb Valley Pinnacles__ , near Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains, is one of Southern California's best sport climbing areas. It's located in a beautiful pine forest in an isolated but easy to get to area. There are over 200 routes, and the route total increases each year, as more and more areas and crags are discovered and developed. Chris Miller, from 5.10, has spearheaded many of the new routes. I have been climbing here many times, and I always have a great time and find the climbing excellent. On weekdays, you might see a party or two, or you might have the area to yourself. On the week-ends, there are usually other climbers around, but I have yet to see the area crowded. At 7,500 above sea level, the area is a summer area, and even though days get quite warm, you can usually find shade and there is often a mountain breeze. If you haven't been here yet, go and enjoy, It's a fantastic place to visit and climb.
the-knobbyist

Mountain climber
BROWNS VALLEY, CA
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:35am PT
SHEESH.....It's about time....

Big Bear is one of the weakest destinations for good singletrack in all of california. but locals are so quick to hype it up on these forums that it is sure to be a disappointment to any seasoned MTBer that buys into their propaganda.

so get about 50 more miles of singletrack built and snow summit re-opened and maybe they can live up to the overblown hype!!!!

CHEERS
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
knobbyist -

there are a bunch of "illegal" single tracks to ride.

rumor is summit is going to reopen as a destination MTB park in a year or two....we'll see about that.

truthfully MTB in Big Bear is like everything else in big bear: Mediocre.

BUT, its a quick trip to a cooler environment in the summer!

so help build 15 of the 50, knobbyist~ see you there!
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 07:50am PT
here is a video from build day one, so you can see the process and get involved.
http://youtu.be/tLwj1nOMyPI
the-knobbyist

Mountain climber
BROWNS VALLEY, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 08:13am PT
Thanx for the invite but I am all the way up in Norcal now.
And don't get me wrong, I am happy to hear it and wish you luck.
I lived in Big Bear and rode all that 'illegal', even built some.
I am the guy that coined the term for the PCT
as the "perfect cycling trail".

I am curious as to where this Skyline trail is and what it links?
who's doing the engineering and mediation?
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:46am PT
I lived in Big Bear and rode all that 'illegal', even built some.

Thanks for trashing our forest and then moving away.
the-knobbyist

Mountain climber
BROWNS VALLEY, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
Your welcome Bro. have fun riding it while judging others....
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
knobbyist - it follows 2n10 from bear to well past lodgepole pine and connects a bunch of other single tracks to it as well.

International Mountain Biking Association is designing it.
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