Monthly Archives: May 2009

Card – Richards – Cart Hollow – Seep Hollow – Whites

This ride was off the charts! After our adventure on Memorial Day (5 days ago, I was beat…), I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too excited about hitting this trail again this soon. Today was a whole different story, much of the snow had melted, although we did have to saw up through a few patches here and there, and Tim brought a chainsaw to take care of the tree that we almost made it to before.


Jordan and Mitch, both 13 years old on CRF 150R motos, absolutely killed it on this trail. I was very impressed with their bikes and how well they rode them, good job!


Card still had a few difficult sections, Richards/Cart/Seep/Whites was unbelievably good.

Crew: Jordan, Mitch, Tim, Dunker, Chaz, and me.


Visit the trail guide section of this site for details on any of these trails.

When is the next ride?!?


Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Trails

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BtC – Steel Hollow

Chaz got him a brand new tiller (’09 KTM 450 XCF), so we had to go take it for a maiden voyage. It’s a nice bike, no doubt about it.

It was raining pretty good as we drove up the canyon, but conditions were excellent by the time we go on the trail. We decided to see how BtC and Steel would treat us and it was gooood. From the top of BtC to the road it was a little greasy, but nothing like last year.

Crew: Chaz, Lance, and me.


Posted by on May 29, 2009 in Trails

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Card West attempt

We tried to get up Card for Memorial Day. Conditions were slick and muddy with a quite a bit of snow before you get to the switchbacks. There is a pretty big tree down in one of the snow sections, we turned around. Forest service stopped to chat while we were getting ready, she just told us to be careful and stay on the trail. Make sure your tags are renewed for the year!

Crew: Nate, Zac, Chaz, and me.

We tried to clean up the root, but Nate’s little saw just wouldn’t cut it, we need a bigger saw. Actually we might need a chain saw for the tree above.
This is as far as we made it

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Trails

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Hyde Park Canyon – family moto

We borrowed Chaz’s Rhino (thanks Chaz!) so the boys could show off their moto skills to Grandma and Grandpa. They all did really well up around SV and Round Hill and up Hyde Park Canyon. Grandpa loved the Rhino, Grandma was afraid…



Not sure what we’re going to do when we get our yard in…

p.s. Moto ride on Memorial Day, meet @ Mooch’s 9:00 AM, call or txt me for details.


Posted by on May 23, 2009 in fun

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Clifton – Oxford

This session ended up being awesome despite being thrown together last minute. The conditions were fantastic, we still ran into a bunch of snow and had to ride 10 miles of road to get back to the trucks, but the 27 miles of trail that we got to ride were off the charts! I had never gone that far north in this area before and there is some great riding. Can’t wait until a little more snow melts off so we can finish the loop around the base of Oxford peak instead of bailing out to the road.


  • I can’t believe how fast Jake can ride his 690 through the technical stuff, I’ll be traumatized for years at hearing that horn go off behind me
  • The rocks in that little stream were incredibly slick, like riding over greased bowling balls
  • Don’t forget the mosquito spray, they were already out in swarms when we would stop

Crew: Chaz, Lance, Scott, Cort, Jake, and me.

Full album here:

Here’s a quick video from the last two rides

Helmet cam video – Thanks Jake!

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Trails

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