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My first time at Wildnerness
« on: November 18, 2008, 10:49:33 AM »
Had a BLAST! Started at Main 4...hit Indian, which was very fun, it got me off the pedals once too!  Off of Indian I went down Grandpa for a bit and then got onto Hogwild for a short distance.  After that I was discombobulated and figured I should try and find my way back out before I got too lost...which ended up happening anyway, lol.  I ended up all the way at Flatwoods and realized I had gone the wrong way...so I had to head allll the way back through, but I just stayed on the main trail.  I did see a family of deer which was really cool...I got so excited and fumbled for my phone to take pictures but by that time they had wondered off a bit and wouldn't let me as close again.

I think next time I will bring my map, since there weren't any at the entrance...hopefully I can make it 3 times a week if not more.
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 11:56:18 AM »
glad you had a good time.  If you really want something that will throw you for a loop try heart break ridge!!
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 12:03:13 PM »
I will next time, maybe..haha.  Indian was no walk in the park, but it didn't really break me down either.  I passed by Heartbreak but I was lost at the time and didn't want to get even more lost..but now I have a map and a better understanding of reading the sign posts, haha.  So next time should be more relaxing.
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 01:53:57 PM »
glad you had a good time.  If you really want something that will throw you for a loop try heart break ridge!!

Be prepared for the "NEXT" bike if you take the WW through there.

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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 02:39:53 PM »
HAHA, we'll see.  Are there some big drops on that trail?
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 03:12:16 PM »
no drops just a lot of roots, and a large root ball that will eat your bike.....
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 03:14:06 PM »
there are some swamp goblins that hang out in HR too

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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 03:23:55 PM »
there are some swamp goblins that hang out in HR too

no kidding, everytime I ride alone after work at Heart Break the hair in the back of my neck stands.
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 03:38:45 PM »
LOL

I think I will wait until I have backup then!
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 03:52:12 PM »
and I need pics of said Goblins and/or rootball...so I can prepare for them
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2008, 08:53:53 PM »
there are some swamp goblins that hang out in HR too

no kidding, everytime I ride alone after work at Heart Break the hair in the back of my neck stands.


I rode it after dark tonight all by my lonesome....Ya know how some trails smooth out when you ride them at night?

Not this one.....It was kinda cool though. Indian was creepy in the dark, and seemed to go on for ever.

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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 08:47:33 AM »
I will have to see for myself...heading back again...addiction is a nasty habit!
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2008, 10:49:22 AM »
Second trip

I wisened up and brought a map...I noticed it needs a little revising.  But I'll get into that in another thread someother time, haha

Today I rode:
Main from 4 Parking to Grandpa..all the way back to main at the power lines.  From there I looped back around and came down Piglet and then on to Palmetto, which is so far my most favorite trail...lots of speed through the slollum...from there I hit Misery, which is probably my second favorite good fun through there the whole way.

I ran into that family of deer again...makes me feel tingley inside :P

I did notice something odd though...towards the end of Grandpa right in the middle of the trail it looks like someone tried to build a campfire...it wasnt very large, but I would imagine that not allowed.  Should I report this to someone?
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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2008, 01:07:51 PM »
Second trip



I did notice something odd though...towards the end of Grandpa right in the middle of the trail it looks like someone tried to build a campfire...it wasnt very large, but I would imagine that not allowed.  Should I report this to someone?

You just did. Where on Grandpa was that? I will let the rangers know.

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Re: My first time at Wildnerness
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2008, 01:30:44 PM »
I believe it was not too far after where Grandpa and Indian meet.  I know it was towards the end of the trail coming from the low # posts.  I entered at post 4 on the main trail and hit the first part of Grandpa..which then crosses back over the main and there is the second leg of Grandpa...it was towards the latter 3/4 of it from there I believe.
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