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17 Mar 2013

Photo essay of Trails 2000’s proposed freeride trail coming off of Raider Ridge by Horse Gulch

Posted by Adam Howell


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Check out these shots of Trails 2000’s proposed freeride trail coming off of Raider Ridge. Much of it is on slick rock, with a trashed homeless camp at the bottom. It’s flagged in pink and black stripes and starts at the cement pad on Raider Ridge.

Near the beginning of Trails 2000's proposed Freeride trail.

Near the beginning of Trails 2000’s proposed Freeride trail. It was mostly flagged in pink and black stripes.

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A jump on the slick rock.

A jump on the slick rock.

Hit this jump next time you are riding off of Raider Ridge.

Hit this jump next time you are riding off of Raider Ridge.

I'd hit that--if I had my bike. :)

I’d hit that–if I had my bike. 🙂

My partners in adventure 3/17/2013.

My partners in adventure 3/17/2013.

A freeride trail that Trails 2000 flagged out recently coming off of Raider Ridge.

A freeride trail that Trails 2000 flagged out recently coming off of Raider Ridge.

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Some trees in the way.

Some trees in the way.

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Plenty of rocks to play around on over here off of Raider Ridge.

Plenty of rocks to play around on over here off of Raider Ridge.

Something unusual that was chained to a tree off of Raider Ridge.

Something unusual that was chained to a tree off of Raider Ridge.

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The pink flag line that Trails 2000 put in for a freeride trail merges with a yellow flag line that some other people put in for another proposed freeride trail.

The pink flag line that Trails 2000 put in for a freeride trail merges with a yellow flag line that was put in for a previously scouted alignment for the same trail.

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Old broken cassette tapes by proposed freeride trail.

Old broken cassette tapes by proposed freeride trail.

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Here's a sweet rock to ride off of on a section of a trail that was proposed by two separate groups at Natural Lands Board meetings.

Here’s a sweet rock to ride off of on a section of a trail that was proposed by two separate groups at Natural Lands Board meetings.

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We found this homeless camp in Horse Gulch near the bottom of Trails 2000's proposed freeride trail. Plenty of trash at this camp. You'll see in the other photos, as well.

We found this homeless camp in Horse Gulch near the bottom of Trails 2000’s proposed freeride trail. Plenty of trash at this camp. You’ll see in the other photos, as well.

Here's a big pile of trash with a decrepit tent by this person's camp.

Here’s a decrepit tent by this person’s camp.

These guys don't even try to bury their shit or their used toilet paper at this homeless camp by a proposed freeride trail in Horse Gulch.

These guys don’t even try to bury their shit or their used toilet paper at this homeless camp by a proposed freeride trail in Horse Gulch.

Some used toilet paper and shit at a homeless camp off of a proposed freeride trail in Horse Gulch.

Some used toilet paper and shit at a homeless camp off of a proposed freeride trail in Horse Gulch.

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This was a different pile of trash left behind at a homeless camp near the trail at the bottom of Horse Gulch on the north  side.

This was a different pile of trash left behind at a homeless camp near the trail at the bottom of Horse Gulch on the north side.

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Horse Gulch trail head 3/17/2013.

Horse Gulch trail head 3/17/2013.

Somebody put up this shrine by the trail head to  Horse Gulch.

Somebody put up this shrine by the trail head to Horse Gulch.

Shrine by Horse Gulch trail head 3/17/2013.

Shrine by Horse Gulch trail head 3/17/2013.

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A view by the Cummins Family Quarry.

A view by the Cummins Family Quarry.

This is artwork in the Cummins Family Quarry.

This is artwork in the Cummins Family Quarry.

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