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As with Little Creek, Gooseberry is a must-do if you're in the area, so it was a given we would be spending a day here. We found a wicked campsite over past the windmill trailhead, and then set off for our ride.

Campsite view. Nice!
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Bjammin crosses a man-sized gate
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Nice spot to catch your breath, except that the view will take it away
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First rock roll on the day!
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Cruising near the rim
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Bjammin on a fun roller
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Offroadie in pursuit of white dots
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Riding on the edge
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Dropping in
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Mark cruises around a corner
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Bjammin knows better than to check out the view
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Near full compression on this steep
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Offroadie is next
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Still chasing dots
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I've been playing with action pano shots. This one wasn't even planned at the time, but turned out well
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Checking out the view at the point
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What could be better than lunch at this spot? Om nom nom....
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View south from the Point, with Little Creek mesa in the distance
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Rolling back down to the main trail
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Bjammin on the roller
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I love the way this tree frames the shot, Gooseberry Trail sign included
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Offroadie climbs a steep section
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And more climbing
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And more...we should be at the highest point on the mesa by now
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Offroadie enters the Waterfall
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Bjamming ahead
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Another roller
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Bjammin prepares to descend
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This section is a MTB dream come true
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A local pointed us to a secret stash
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Little ridden, it had a cool back country feel and we did not see anyone else on it
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There were still white dots to follow, however navigation was tough in spots
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Bjammin rolling
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rolling....
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This was like a reverse toilet bowl...up the chute to a flat, then up again
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Resting at the top
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We make our way back to the main network of trails
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Late afternoon light
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Reflective material kinda screwed up the shot but I liked the way it turned out
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Gorgeous colors!
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Back on rim trail
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Offroadie muscles up a steep face
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Back at camp a fire was soon lit to ward off the cold
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We had a lot of beer to drink, so it had to be a large fire!
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Another great day of riding, over 22mi if I recall. Wow, this place is fun. I'm already thinking about another trip here. :bang:


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Great shots. Look like you went counter-clockwise on the route. I've never tried it that way. Maybe I should shake things up a bit, heh?

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Awesome trail reports from the Gooseberry area! Great pictures too.

I'm heading over there Sunday to spend Thanksgiving week riding all the trails have to offer. Your reports are getting me totally stoked for it!!!! :bang:

Did you guys hit any trails in the St George area? The new ZEN trail looks pretty cool, I plan on checking it out along with a couple others in that area. I've mostly stuck to the Hurricane/Goose area in the past.


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OK, Evan, you've been getting way too many sweet MTB trips in lately! :lol: Am I just in the wrong line of work or what? Guess the marriage and baby thing doesn't help either!

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Gah!! I miss Utah!!! Hopefully you plan another trip soon that I can make!

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Slowgrind wrote:
Great shots. Look like you went counter-clockwise on the route. I've never tried it that way. Maybe I should shake things up a bit, heh?

I think counter-clockwise is the best way to hit the outer stuff, a lot of the features flow better that way, like the pic where Ben is dropping in, the Waterfall, etc. Of course it would be fun in either direction, just like the trails which cross the mesa seem to be fun both ways. Yeah give it a try CCW next time!

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Did you guys hit any trails in the St George area? The new ZEN trail looks pretty cool, I plan on checking it out along with a couple others in that area. I've mostly stuck to the Hurricane/Goose area in the past.

No St George this time. I had grand plans to ride a few of the smaller areas in Hurricane & St G but we ended up spending too much time each day where we were. We did ride Zen back in April, its worth the time. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5476&hilit=zen

There is other stuff right near Zen thats worth it - Bearclaw Poppy, and I think Barrel Roll is there too - that one has some fun jumps and features. There's another called Icehouse I saw on MTBR which is being worked on right now, and is described as JEM, but tilted more so its less pedally. That was another that I wanted to hit but will have to wait til next year. Have fun out there!


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evdog wrote:
There is other stuff right near Zen thats worth it - Bearclaw Poppy, and I think Barrel Roll is there too - that one has some fun jumps and features. There's another called Icehouse I saw on MTBR which is being worked on right now, and is described as JEM, but tilted more so its less pedally. That was another that I wanted to hit but will have to wait til next year. Have fun out there!


Thanks for the tips. I'm definitely riding the Bearclaw/Stuckey loop and will try to get to others as time permits.

Looks like the first couple of days are going to be rainy. I went in Feb also and got snowed out from ridding Goose so I'm going to be bummed if it happens again.

Looks like you guys had awesome weather!!


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