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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:34 pm 
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For day 4 of our trip there were requests to go back to Grafton. The ride from Goose to Grafton is tiring so people wanted another shot at it. I was down for this as well because we had spotted some new singletrack up there the first day that I wanted to check out. In the end we were able to put together almost a complete new line on the mesa. Sweet, more reason to get back here again!

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Gman on a nice roller section
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Gman and Billy on the slickrock
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We stumble on an interesting feature
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Billy rides it without looking. Gman hits it after checking it out
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And then we do it backwards for kicks
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James gets some air
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Pretty meadow
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James on a slickrock slab
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Gman hits a jump
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Other side of the mesa
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Gman on another new to us trail
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Very raw compared to the newer, more heavily ridden stuff
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Awesome views
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Roll over the tree
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Then down the mesa
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No, I didn't. The exit was too gnarly
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70 yards of rock bridge
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Gman gives it a go
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Rock roll
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We head down off the mesa
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View over Rockville
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Billy on the final descent
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Good times...the stuff up there is very fun, all of it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:53 pm 
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Looks like fun
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:09 am 
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Guacamole was at the top of my list for this trip. Unfortunately we had been too burnt out to hit it on the other days / other trips, and there was no way I was missing it again this trip. We spent a bit too much time on Grafton so Gman, Billy and James took off. But Bjammin was into some Guac, and Richard's elbow was twisted enough to ignore the painful achilles and go for one more ride.

The ride starts off with a stretch of slickrock and then heads over along the mesa edge
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Expanded view
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Guacamole is pretty much a lollipop ride, with some side options thrown in for fun
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We traverse across to hit the lollipop part of the ride
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For a while we alternate between slickrock and singletrack
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We miss a turn but stumble on some cool rock rolls
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Bjammin and I roll it from end to end
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Continuing on...
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What looks out of place in this landscape?
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Bjammin on a cool section of rock


This trail winds and weaves like it is nobody's business
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Petrified cairn
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Back along the edge
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In summary:
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This is definitely a cool trail and I can see why the locals recommend it. We missed a couple of the side trails, but we were very glad to have taken one for the team to stick around a few hours longer to check out this trail. The opportunities to play up there are almost limitless, and the trail is very fun. Minimal climbing too, though there are lots of steep short power moves.

Its a bit out of the way but good for a 3 hr ride. It could definitely be done as a 1/2 day, combined with something else in the area. The road up is fairly steep and not ideal for low clearance passenger cars. You could make it, but it would not be a fun drive. The ride would be worth it, though. I will definitely be back!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Love that place. We did it as a half day a few years ago coupled with slickrock swamp. From what I have heard the swamp is now off limits. Bummer :|

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Wow dude , that are some pretty amazing pic's ! Thanks. :cheers:


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