21.4 miles
Distance
4,805 ft
Climb
-4,765 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Just a loop my brother and I would like to challenge ourselves on.

Detailed Description
35k LOOP ScottBros is a 21 mile less popular intermediate route located near Whistler British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 4,805 ft with a max elevation of 5,878 ft then descends -4,765 ft.
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180 Reviews & Comments

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Joelshort (Oct 20, 2022 at 18:17)
Amazingly fun trail with plenty of variety in terms of little slabs, rooty sections, rock rolls and awesome views. Pay attention to the trail since it is certainly rowdy and definitely on black end of the blue spectrum. I think what makes it a blue is that there are no overly hazardous surprises or big drops. Everything is rideable for those who can ride a black trail. No real need to stop and carefully work out how to tackle a tough drop. If you are a rider who can ride a solid black trail, you can just ride with confidence the first time. The fun just keeps on coming!
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Joelshort (Oct 20, 2022 at 18:17)
Amazingly fun trail with plenty of variety in terms of little slabs, rooty sections, rock rolls and awesome views. Pay attention to the trail since it is certainly rowdy and definitely on black end of the blue spectrum. I think what makes it a blue is that there are no overly hazardous surprises or big drops. Everything is rideable for those who can ride a black trail. No real need to stop and carefully work out how to tackle a tough drop. If you are a rider who can ride a solid black trail, you can just ride with confidence the first time. The fun just keeps on coming!
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Joelshort (Oct 20, 2022 at 17:45)
Amazing climbing trail! Exceedingly well built with decent grades although some parts are quite steep. I think this trail will hold up very well long into the future since it is so solidly constructed and designed to deal effectively with drainage. It looks like plenty of thought went into the design and layout. Congratulations to the trail builders for constructing a great trail to get up to the alpine level.
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S4-916 (Oct 2, 2022 at 8:57)
Awesome trail, running great, dry & dusty, but clearly a Whistler black trail, not blue.
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S4-916 (Oct 2, 2022 at 8:57)
Awesome trail, running great, dry & dusty, but clearly a Whistler black trail, not blue.
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fluctuatingwater (Sep 23, 2022 at 11:02)
We had an amazing time on this trail. Spectacular views, superb trail creation. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Definitely between a blue square and black diamond considering the approach. Loads of rad rock rolls and rock gardens, punchy climbs, incredible views. We rode it on a perfectly dry day, if it were wet at all this would be a solid black diamond. Take your time and kick some trail karma dollars to WORCA!
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fluctuatingwater (Sep 23, 2022 at 11:02)
We had an amazing time on this trail. Spectacular views, superb trail creation. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Definitely between a blue square and black diamond considering the approach. Loads of rad rock rolls and rock gardens, punchy climbs, incredible views. We rode it on a perfectly dry day, if it were wet at all this would be a solid black diamond. Take your time and kick some trail karma dollars to WORCA!
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MattTurtles (Sep 6, 2022 at 14:03)
This is tough on an XC bike. For a blue it’s at the rootier/rockier end of the spectrum.
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MattTurtles (Sep 6, 2022 at 14:03)
This is tough on an XC bike. For a blue it’s at the rootier/rockier end of the spectrum.
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Jellyco (Sep 6, 2022 at 6:17)
Awesome trail but it should not be rated blue - the length and number of features back to back along should make it a black.
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Jellyco (Sep 6, 2022 at 6:17)
Awesome trail but it should not be rated blue - the length and number of features back to back along should make it a black.
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kingtut87 (Sep 30, 2022 at 16:02)
Pretty standard affair for Whistler.
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kingtut87 (Sep 30, 2022 at 16:02)
Pretty standard affair for Whistler.
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diegostrangerm (Sep 3, 2022 at 14:17)
2 e-Bikers today. Talked to one of them and he replied: “I pay for this trails” and “people suck this days”. Well not everyone suck, but you definitely do
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sofiehagland (Sep 3, 2022 at 13:57)
Dissapointed to meet more e-bikers than normal bikers in the early morning. When informing about the «no e-bikes rule,» one of them told me «Everyone sucks these days, I paid for this trail.» The deep tire marks in the trail following them made it even more clear to me why this rule is in place to conserve such an amazing trail.
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sofiehagland (Sep 3, 2022 at 13:57)
Dissapointed to meet more e-bikers than normal bikers in the early morning. When informing about the «no e-bikes rule,» one of them told me «Everyone sucks these days, I paid for this trail.» The deep tire marks in the trail following them made it even more clear to me why this rule is in place to conserve such an amazing trail.
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MichaelFlqn5B (Aug 22, 2022 at 14:29)
Can you drive up this?
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shsullivan (Aug 10, 2022 at 15:15)
Aug 10, 2022: be prepared to be swarmed by flies and horseflies. They were biting through 4 layers of bug spray + through clothes and knee pads. Make sure you wear deet or DON’T STOP while you’re riding up. Pretty miserable if you do. Higher you go, more flies.
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shsullivan (Aug 10, 2022 at 15:15)
Aug 10, 2022: be prepared to be swarmed by flies and horseflies. They were biting through 4 layers of bug spray + through clothes and knee pads. Make sure you wear deet or DON’T STOP while you’re riding up. Pretty miserable if you do. Higher you go, more flies.
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jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 10:34)
Trail On the Rocks
Hi Is this trail open for the season yet?
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jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 10:34)
Trail On the Rocks
Hi Is this trail open for the season yet?
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Sun2306 (Jul 19, 2022 at 17:56)
Trail On the Rocks
no
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Sun2306 (Jul 19, 2022 at 17:56)
Trail On the Rocks
no
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jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 22:05)
Trail On the Rocks
Much appreciated!
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jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 22:05)
Trail On the Rocks
Much appreciated!
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powderdaylife (Jul 19, 2022 at 7:49)
It's as much of a grind as people say. With that said, you do gain a lot of elevation for your time spent and there aren't any roots or rocks to contend with so strong legs is all it takes to succeed. It's a long mostly steep double track with gravel.
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powderdaylife (Jul 19, 2022 at 7:49)
It's as much of a grind as people say. With that said, you do gain a lot of elevation for your time spent and there aren't any roots or rocks to contend with so strong legs is all it takes to succeed. It's a long mostly steep double track with gravel.
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powderdaylife (Jul 19, 2022 at 7:49)
It's as much of a grind as people say. With that said, you do gain a lot of elevation for your time spent and there aren't any roots or rocks to contend with so strong legs is all it takes to succeed. It's a long mostly steep double track with gravel.
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tfornelius (Jul 4, 2022 at 18:26)
Mostly just a steep double track road, this is not a fun climb. It serves a valuable purpose for the area, but be warned if you are looking for a shortcut up the mountain. The first 2/3 of this trail is fairly brutal, then it mellows out a bit from the turn off to ‘don’t look back’ until the end of the trail.
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tfornelius (Jul 4, 2022 at 18:26)
Mostly just a steep double track road, this is not a fun climb. It serves a valuable purpose for the area, but be warned if you are looking for a shortcut up the mountain. The first 2/3 of this trail is fairly brutal, then it mellows out a bit from the turn off to ‘don’t look back’ until the end of the trail.
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tfornelius (Jul 4, 2022 at 18:26)
Mostly just a steep double track road, this is not a fun climb. It serves a valuable purpose for the area, but be warned if you are looking for a shortcut up the mountain. The first 2/3 of this trail is fairly brutal, then it mellows out a bit from the turn off to ‘don’t look back’ until the end of the trail.
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Sun2306 (Jun 11, 2022 at 19:00)
Pain.
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Sun2306 (Jun 11, 2022 at 19:00)
Pain.
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Sun2306 (Jun 11, 2022 at 19:00)
Pain.
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rfussell STP (Sep 21, 2021 at 19:07)
Any updates on the closure?
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rfussell STP (Sep 21, 2021 at 19:07)
Any updates on the closure?
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beezerbrun (Sep 8, 2021 at 10:40)
Upper section closed due to bear activity
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beezerbrun (Sep 8, 2021 at 10:40)
Upper section closed due to bear activity
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davynavy2001 (Aug 30, 2021 at 20:43)
Trail On the Rocks
Currently closed due to grizz sightings folks
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davynavy2001 (Aug 30, 2021 at 20:43)
Trail On the Rocks
Currently closed due to grizz sightings folks
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be-spoked (Aug 28, 2021 at 14:05)
Trail On the Rocks
Closed due to grizzly
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be-spoked (Aug 28, 2021 at 14:05)
Trail On the Rocks
Closed due to grizzly
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Sun2306 (Aug 7, 2021 at 9:52)
Dark Crystal has very bad signage, so people may be genuinely ignorant. I hate seeing dogs or e-bikers on Sproatt, because regardless of if you're right or not, the rules say no, and you've definitely seen signs about it. And if you're violating the rules, you could have alpine access taken away for all of us. So it's a selfish a*shole thing to do.
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pjbeats (Aug 7, 2021 at 8:23)
That sucks to hear about e-bikes on Dark Crystal, one of my fav’s when here in Whistler. Lame. And especially on Mystic/Squirrels and Comfortably Numb. If you’re injured or over 65 then maybe. The effort it takes to get to most of these trails keeps the volume of traffic down and preserves the trails without constant erosion and required maintenance. The world just keeps getting fatter and lazier I suppose. Don't be scared to work a little bit in life for your goals…… and if you ride 7 days a week 365 and thats your excuse then take a damn day off once in a while so you dont need assistance getting to the top. Just my 2 cents.
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Powshred (May 31, 2021 at 23:41)
Steep, boring skid road adorned with switchbacks to ease the climbing gradient and manage washout.

In relation to the other climbing trails on the Westside, I really wouldn't call this one well built, or silimilar to into the Mystic as @b1gd0m mentions.
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Powshred (May 31, 2021 at 23:41)
Steep, boring skid road adorned with switchbacks to ease the climbing gradient and manage washout.

In relation to the other climbing trails on the Westside, I really wouldn't call this one well built, or silimilar to into the Mystic as @b1gd0m mentions.
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kjfw (Oct 15, 2020 at 21:05)
Currently only upper Into the Mystic is closed. Still open as far as LESS. Should split this trail into Upper and Lower Into The Mystic in TrailForks so status can be accurately represented. Pretty common at beginning and end of season for this trail to be half open.
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techride (Sep 19, 2020 at 19:06)
Trail On the Rocks
In great shape as of September 19th with the recent rainfall. Itd have been a perfect ride if it weren't for the fog.
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techride (Sep 19, 2020 at 19:06)
Trail On the Rocks
In great shape as of September 19th with the recent rainfall. Itd have been a perfect ride if it weren't for the fog.
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terradactyl (Sep 15, 2020 at 18:04)
Rode this trail on Sept 12th -- smoky in the valley but clear up top! basically had perfect conditions -- clear, dry, no bugs. what a brilliant trail. I don't have enough words for how much I enjoyed this loop. wished we'd left ourselves enough time for some of the black trails at the top but I'll be back again, this is no longer just a bucket list item. Thanks to all for the hard work you put in, Trail People! Making my donation now....
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terradactyl (Sep 15, 2020 at 18:04)
Rode this trail on Sept 12th -- smoky in the valley but clear up top! basically had perfect conditions -- clear, dry, no bugs. what a brilliant trail. I don't have enough words for how much I enjoyed this loop. wished we'd left ourselves enough time for some of the black trails at the top but I'll be back again, this is no longer just a bucket list item. Thanks to all for the hard work you put in, Trail People! Making my donation now....
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FilipStarcevic (Aug 16, 2020 at 7:29)
Saw multiple e-bikers up on the ninja lake loop yesterday. They literally had to have passed every no e-bikes sign on Sproatt to get there.... sad that people can’t take simple instructions
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FilipStarcevic (Aug 16, 2020 at 7:29)
Saw multiple e-bikers up on the ninja lake loop yesterday. They literally had to have passed every no e-bikes sign on Sproatt to get there.... sad that people can’t take simple instructions
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The-Pot (Aug 9, 2020 at 18:07)
Just because you can ride doesn’t mean you can ride down, that thought process has no rational to it.
I get that it would bring more traffic that’s a fare statement!
We were up Dark Crystal the other day and there was more Ebikes then not.
It’s only matter of time really so maybe Worca can figure out something to make it work.
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quithollerin (Aug 9, 2020 at 12:50)
I feel as though it comes down to the volume of riders up there. It's a deilicate ecosystem. Fewer is better. This is not a lift access trail for a reason.
Plus consider the rider's ability. You are a long way from help. And the descent... Squirrel... is more a technical black than a blue. I've ridden easier black diamonds...
Those that get there under their own steam are at least fit enough, and one would hope skilled enough to make it down.
I support no Ebikes for that reason.
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quithollerin (Aug 9, 2020 at 13:14)
Further, don't rob yourself of the victory, man! I was spent by the time I got back to the car the last time I rode Squirrel. I ran out of water half way down... note to self, bring more water...
I don't know how you feel when you get to the top on an assist bike, but it can only feel like a shadow of the real thing.
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Bottomzachet (Aug 4, 2020 at 18:40)
Starting to become a bit more of a "double-blue", dusty and rooty all the way down. That aside, what a fantastic trail!
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Bottomzachet (Aug 4, 2020 at 18:40)
Starting to become a bit more of a "double-blue", dusty and rooty all the way down. That aside, what a fantastic trail!
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kyleluvsdh (Feb 9, 2022 at 14:57)
Canada should adopt the New Zealand trail grading system, which has a total of 7 different trail gradings. It's better than the IMBA in my opinion, which only has 6. NZ has all the same trail ratings as the IMBA, but they add a Dark Blue (Grade 4) trail rating/grading, in between Blue (Grade 3) and Black (Grade 5).

While the UK has something similar with the Red Triangle, in between Blue and Black.
The Euro/UK (Forestry Commission) trail grading system has even less trail gradings, with only 5 in place.

I really like the idea of the Dark Blue "double-blue" trail grading. It would be really sweet if we adopted that in North America too Big Grin
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kyleluvsdh (Feb 9, 2022 at 14:57)
Canada should adopt the New Zealand trail grading system, which has a total of 7 different trail gradings. It's better than the IMBA in my opinion, which only has 6. NZ has all the same trail ratings as the IMBA, but they add a Dark Blue (Grade 4) trail rating/grading, in between Blue (Grade 3) and Black (Grade 5).

While the UK has something similar with the Red Triangle, in between Blue and Black.
The Euro/UK (Forestry Commission) trail grading system has even less trail gradings, with only 5 in place.

I really like the idea of the Dark Blue "double-blue" trail grading. It would be really sweet if we adopted that in North America too Big Grin
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The-Pot (Aug 4, 2020 at 18:28)
I don’t get why you can’t Ebike on this trail? Ebikers were the devil a few years back but let’s face it they are only becoming more popular, they don’t cause anymore damage to a trail they a bigger person riding a trail bike.
Disclosure I’m not a Ebiker but my GF is and she would love to ride this trail with me but won’t until it’s allowed.
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Sun2306 (Aug 4, 2020 at 20:03)
i don't necessarily think its about trail damage. for me it's about the fact that reaching the glorious alpine should be something that you do of your own merit and power. if you want to go into the alpine with a machine, there's the Bike Park.
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nennarv (Aug 8, 2020 at 20:55)
they do damage the trail more b/c way more people can access the trail. your gf is a case in point
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Sun2306 (Aug 2, 2020 at 14:20)
Just yell at them.
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kingtut87 (Aug 2, 2020 at 13:37)
Sounds like an emp is needed to fry the motors. I saw around 10 when i rode it last season and have heard of big groups of ebikers already this season.
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tunnel-vision (Aug 2, 2020 at 11:27)
I’m seeing ebikers on this trail. Are there any plans to enforce the no ebike rules?
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seb1 (Jul 5, 2020 at 21:43)
Tree down across the trail at the first main creek on the climb.
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seb1 (Jul 5, 2020 at 21:43)
Tree down across the trail at the first main creek on the climb.
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seb1 (Jul 5, 2020 at 21:43)
Tree down across the trail at the first main creek on the climb.
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tacotom136 (Oct 1, 2019 at 15:17)
Lost my Patagonia Houdini jacket on Sep 24 on towards the top before coming down into the woods. If anyone finds it I would love to have it back. If not, my loss. Sick trail regardless! Defiantly more of a black then a blue. Super fun!
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tacotom136 (Oct 1, 2019 at 15:17)
Lost my Patagonia Houdini jacket on Sep 24 on towards the top before coming down into the woods. If anyone finds it I would love to have it back. If not, my loss. Sick trail regardless! Defiantly more of a black then a blue. Super fun!
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KevinStafford (Sep 5, 2019 at 20:15)
Blue? I've ridden easier blacks. But for what ever reason, this trails was a blast. Steep? Just look at the bar, man. It's all red. And it kept me on my toes.
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KevinStafford (Sep 5, 2019 at 20:15)
Blue? I've ridden easier blacks. But for what ever reason, this trails was a blast. Steep? Just look at the bar, man. It's all red. And it kept me on my toes.
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KevinStafford (Sep 5, 2019 at 9:08)
Yeah, steady barrage of rock and root. Steepish and janky all the way to the bottom. But the trail is punctuated with sweet medium sized slabs to role down that come with breath taking views.
This is a black. I'll keep you on your toes.
Just look at the bar below the description. It's solid red.
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KevinStafford (Sep 5, 2019 at 9:08)
Yeah, steady barrage of rock and root. Steepish and janky all the way to the bottom. But the trail is punctuated with sweet medium sized slabs to role down that come with breath taking views.
This is a black. I'll keep you on your toes.
Just look at the bar below the description. It's solid red.
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jeremy-brodhead (Sep 3, 2019 at 15:20)
If anyone finds a samsung smart watch please message me. Dosomethinggreat@gmail.com. lost it 9/2/2019
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jeremy-brodhead (Sep 3, 2019 at 15:20)
If anyone finds a samsung smart watch please message me. Dosomethinggreat@gmail.com. lost it 9/2/2019
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:47)
MTb
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:47)
MTb
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b1gd0m (Aug 16, 2019 at 11:32)
Really well built climbing trail. Similar to into the mystic
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b1gd0m (Aug 16, 2019 at 11:32)
Really well built climbing trail. Similar to into the mystic
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alex5425alex (Aug 6, 2019 at 10:46)
Maybe it was built too steep for the conga line of traffic on it as it’s mostly just roots already. Alpine section was built with great flow but that kind of ends in the forest and feels like a cross country trail. Go ride Angels Staircase in WA for a more interesting alpine trail adventure.
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alex5425alex (Aug 6, 2019 at 10:46)
Maybe it was built too steep for the conga line of traffic on it as it’s mostly just roots already. Alpine section was built with great flow but that kind of ends in the forest and feels like a cross country trail. Go ride Angels Staircase in WA for a more interesting alpine trail adventure.
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:46)
That's what happens when the trail burden exceeds the planning figures (170 rides in the last week alone - not including all the riders who never log anything on Trailforks) and when riders won't adjust their ride plans to account for recent weather, rather than just what is happening on the day they have off/ are planning on riding LOTS, and won't go and ride another trail instead. Still a great trail, just a more black blue than a blue blue and less fit/ less capable riders should stay away from it (please).
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:46)
That's what happens when the trail burden exceeds the planning figures (170 rides in the last week alone - not including all the riders who never log anything on Trailforks) and when riders won't adjust their ride plans to account for recent weather, rather than just what is happening on the day they have off/ are planning on riding LOTS, and won't go and ride another trail instead. Still a great trail, just a more black blue than a blue blue and less fit/ less capable riders should stay away from it (please).
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burkerider (Jul 17, 2019 at 23:09)
Ebikes not welcome.
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burkerider (Jul 17, 2019 at 23:09)
Ebikes not welcome.
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Prozsa (May 31, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail closed at the Van West bridge. Please respect.
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XU12XU (Sep 7, 2018 at 14:27)
Would definitely be an easy-middle black in USA, so if you're coming from there, plan accordingly. Great trail tho.
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XU12XU (Sep 7, 2018 at 14:27)
Would definitely be an easy-middle black in USA, so if you're coming from there, plan accordingly. Great trail tho.
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bmar560 (Aug 16, 2018 at 17:09)
planning to ride this trail next year. Is it likely to be closed by late september early october ?
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bmar560 (Aug 16, 2018 at 17:09)
planning to ride this trail next year. Is it likely to be closed by late september early october ?
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:44)
Should still be good to go in late September. Adjust plans based on weather but there are a lot of awesome alternatives if it has been raining a lot.
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andrewbikeguide (Aug 23, 2019 at 16:44)
Should still be good to go in late September. Adjust plans based on weather but there are a lot of awesome alternatives if it has been raining a lot.
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neliczka (Aug 16, 2018 at 11:43)
Hello, is this trail OK for not very experienced bikers? I just started with trails this summer, never tried a hard one (real downhill). But I would love to try this one when in Whistler in September. Or is it better to try other - easier - trails in Whistler area? Thanks!
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neliczka (Aug 16, 2018 at 11:43)
Hello, is this trail OK for not very experienced bikers? I just started with trails this summer, never tried a hard one (real downhill). But I would love to try this one when in Whistler in September. Or is it better to try other - easier - trails in Whistler area? Thanks!
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 16, 2018 at 11:50)
if you aren't experienced or fit, you probably will not enjoy this experience and you could actually put yourself in a lot of danger. Please read the extensive description above, and maybe stick to lower elevation trails closer to town.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 16, 2018 at 11:50)
if you aren't experienced or fit, you probably will not enjoy this experience and you could actually put yourself in a lot of danger. Please read the extensive description above, and maybe stick to lower elevation trails closer to town.
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neliczka (Aug 16, 2018 at 12:24)
Yea, I've read it.. I guess I am kinda fit, that should be fine. Just not very experienced with drops and fast riding downhill. But if I ride it in calmer pace, that might work I think... or still not advisable? thanks Smile
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neliczka (Aug 16, 2018 at 12:24)
Yea, I've read it.. I guess I am kinda fit, that should be fine. Just not very experienced with drops and fast riding downhill. But if I ride it in calmer pace, that might work I think... or still not advisable? thanks Smile
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 16, 2018 at 13:37)
if you aren't experienced in descending long, semi-technical trails, then it's very likely you will find this descent extremely challenging, especially after climbing for 2-3 hours, and only riding trails for a couple months. Ultimately only you can judge your skill level, but it is a technical blue under the Whistler trail standards, which allows for rougher conditions and roots and rocks than you may be accustomed to. It is NOT capped gold and smooth top to bottom.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 16, 2018 at 13:37)
if you aren't experienced in descending long, semi-technical trails, then it's very likely you will find this descent extremely challenging, especially after climbing for 2-3 hours, and only riding trails for a couple months. Ultimately only you can judge your skill level, but it is a technical blue under the Whistler trail standards, which allows for rougher conditions and roots and rocks than you may be accustomed to. It is NOT capped gold and smooth top to bottom.
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nwareing (Aug 12, 2018 at 21:35)
This trail was awesome. In awe of the amount of work that must have been involved. World class!
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bmar560 (Jul 12, 2018 at 3:54)
I didn't get a chance to ride this trail when I visited Whistler early last month.. when is generally a good time to visit these trails ? They look so awesome
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bmar560 (Jul 12, 2018 at 3:54)
I didn't get a chance to ride this trail when I visited Whistler early last month.. when is generally a good time to visit these trails ? They look so awesome
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mahonlamont (Jul 12, 2018 at 11:06)
Mid August is a safe bet, it will be open earlier then that, but you are guaranteed to be able to ride it then
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mahonlamont (Jul 12, 2018 at 11:06)
Mid August is a safe bet, it will be open earlier then that, but you are guaranteed to be able to ride it then
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bmar560 (Jul 15, 2018 at 21:14)
thank you will try and arrange future travels around that time :-)
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bmar560 (Jul 15, 2018 at 21:14)
thank you will try and arrange future travels around that time :-)
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Hbrown15 (Jul 9, 2018 at 19:48)
Thank you WORCA for all the updates on this trails condition. It is such a beautiful trail. Judging by the snow in the meadow, you think opening wont be until early August?
Thanks again!
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Hbrown15 (Jul 9, 2018 at 19:48)
Thank you WORCA for all the updates on this trails condition. It is such a beautiful trail. Judging by the snow in the meadow, you think opening wont be until early August?
Thanks again!
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disruptiveone (Jun 17, 2018 at 20:53)
Anybody know the updated status of this trial?

Thanks
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mahonlamont (Jun 19, 2018 at 9:56)
Lots of snow
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disruptiveone (Jun 19, 2018 at 11:44)
Thanks for the update. Really appreciated
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jun 19, 2018 at 12:02)
FWIW, Squirrels is open as up/down to 1400m closure...just please please don't go beyond closure sign.
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velvets (Sep 26, 2017 at 23:58)
We rode twice over a 4 day period and the crowds had taken a toil. Roots had become ropes and ruts small ravines. Almost as much work down as up - but that alpine wow! Ok
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velvets (Sep 26, 2017 at 23:58)
We rode twice over a 4 day period and the crowds had taken a toil. Roots had become ropes and ruts small ravines. Almost as much work down as up - but that alpine wow! Ok
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kevin267 (Sep 26, 2017 at 18:33)
Raddest trail ever!! Two thumbs up. More if I had more thumbs!
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kevin267 (Sep 26, 2017 at 18:33)
Raddest trail ever!! Two thumbs up. More if I had more thumbs!
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disruptiveone (Sep 11, 2017 at 15:15)
Where does one park and ride from when arriving in Whistler from Vancouver. I have looked all over Google and no driving directions nor parking.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 11, 2017 at 15:22)
Function Junction is probably the best bet for you. We're working on updating info. www.trailforks.com/route/into-the-mystic-function-access

Cheers
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disruptiveone (Sep 11, 2017 at 15:29)
Thank you
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blackcombterry (Sep 2, 2017 at 10:46)
The middle third of Into The Mystic is a tough slog, but it gets better once you get to the subalpine. Keep going - it's worth it.
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R26 (Aug 27, 2017 at 21:52)
In today's heat this was a brutal climb - especially when it ducks out of the trees into the sunshine. But it was worth every pedal stroke to ride the descent. LOTS is tons of fun. There were long segments of the trail where I could get completely off the brakes and just let the bike run - and I've never ridden it before (if I knew the trail I could really let it go).

The views are breathtaking and the track is fun. Highly recommended. Just beware that it is hard for a blue run. Lots of steeper sections and janky turns. I even heard a couple at the exit saying "phew, we survived that".
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R26 (Aug 27, 2017 at 21:52)
In today's heat this was a brutal climb - especially when it ducks out of the trees into the sunshine. But it was worth every pedal stroke to ride the descent. LOTS is tons of fun. There were long segments of the trail where I could get completely off the brakes and just let the bike run - and I've never ridden it before (if I knew the trail I could really let it go).

The views are breathtaking and the track is fun. Highly recommended. Just beware that it is hard for a blue run. Lots of steeper sections and janky turns. I even heard a couple at the exit saying "phew, we survived that".
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Bradskerrett (Aug 18, 2017 at 3:34)
From Function, up to the flank, up Into the mystic, on the rocks, out and back on Happy hour (with it for the view and more awesome alpine trail), then LOTS back to Into the Mystic and out to Fxn. All clear, minor snow crossings. This is a game changer. Very very fun, very very big climb. Thank you RMOW and WORCA for such an ambitions and high quality build.
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Bradskerrett (Aug 18, 2017 at 3:34)
From Function, up to the flank, up Into the mystic, on the rocks, out and back on Happy hour (with it for the view and more awesome alpine trail), then LOTS back to Into the Mystic and out to Fxn. All clear, minor snow crossings. This is a game changer. Very very fun, very very big climb. Thank you RMOW and WORCA for such an ambitions and high quality build.
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dromond (Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15)
Super fun downhill that makes the climb up Into the Mystic more than worth it.
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dromond (Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15)
Super fun downhill that makes the climb up Into the Mystic more than worth it.
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dromond (Aug 14, 2017 at 13:13)
Interesting combination of a wide, non-technical climb that is in many places very steep and physically challenging. You may be questioning your choice until you get above the treeline which is just stunning. Great work, trail builders!
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BogdanK (Aug 14, 2017 at 11:50)
Thank you WORCA. Will try it out in few days Smile
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:27)
Trail On the Rocks
A few remaining snowy sections, and still being finished by the trail crew, but very fun moderate riding in an incredibly scenic (alpine lakes and wildflowers) part of the world.
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:27)
Trail On the Rocks
A few remaining snowy sections, and still being finished by the trail crew, but very fun moderate riding in an incredibly scenic (alpine lakes and wildflowers) part of the world.
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:21)
Well built, and in good condition (just being finished by the trail crew) but too wide and monotonous to be a classic. Gets much more fun and interesting when you reach the alpine, and worth every pedal stroke for the following On the Rocks and LOTS sections.
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:15)
An incredible trail. Magnificent views at every turn, alpine lakes into a variety of pristine forest, and endless, unrelenting, moderately technical, joyous descending.
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:15)
An incredible trail. Magnificent views at every turn, alpine lakes into a variety of pristine forest, and endless, unrelenting, moderately technical, joyous descending.
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tbonetbone (Aug 9, 2017 at 12:50)
Expect to take 5-6 hours at a steady pace from valley to valley via Lord of the Squirrels. Come prepared for the alpine environment, food, water, navigation, and emergency equipment reccomended
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mcbethr (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:58)
Rode Aug 4 and was amazed. A torturous climb but sweet rewards on the way down LOTS! Definitely worth another go when the smoke clears!
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mcbethr (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:58)
Rode Aug 4 and was amazed. A torturous climb but sweet rewards on the way down LOTS! Definitely worth another go when the smoke clears!
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:02)
An incredible fun, flowing, technical, sustained and long descent that actually makes the massive grunt of a climb worthwhile.
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stewspooner KCTS (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:02)
An incredible fun, flowing, technical, sustained and long descent that actually makes the massive grunt of a climb worthwhile.
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jeffsworks (Aug 2, 2017 at 13:24)
Is this climb Mainly in the trees or exposed? Trying to avoid sunstroke in the upcoming heatwave.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 2, 2017 at 13:31)
bottom half, trees, top half, alpine...
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hpb (Jul 23, 2017 at 12:09)
Such a rad trail! Really nice flow and awesome views.
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hpb (Jul 23, 2017 at 12:09)
Such a rad trail! Really nice flow and awesome views.
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Mo121 (Jul 6, 2017 at 20:06)
Still closed about half way up
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Mo121 (Jul 6, 2017 at 20:06)
Still closed about half way up
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CRich78 (Sep 13, 2016 at 20:59)
Riding up this and continuing all the way to the summit of Sproatt, then turning around for a fun, fast and beautiful descent has easily been one of the best days I've spent on two wheels. Thanks to Dan and all the crew for such an amazing trail... the work you've done is truly incredible. Cheers!
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CRich78 (Sep 13, 2016 at 20:59)
Riding up this and continuing all the way to the summit of Sproatt, then turning around for a fun, fast and beautiful descent has easily been one of the best days I've spent on two wheels. Thanks to Dan and all the crew for such an amazing trail... the work you've done is truly incredible. Cheers!
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jeffsworks (Mar 24, 2017 at 18:36)
So did you ride up this and up happy hour then ride down? Looking at doing that this spring summer and hoping for some tips.
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jeffsworks (Mar 24, 2017 at 18:36)
So did you ride up this and up happy hour then ride down? Looking at doing that this spring summer and hoping for some tips.
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tbonetbone (Apr 7, 2017 at 6:43)
You will need to be patient this summer due to the deep snowpack. Guessing even the lower levels will be snowed in until well into June and probably July for the alpine. The muni climb off the flank is reccommended, but not until it has been opened
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tbonetbone (Apr 7, 2017 at 6:43)
You will need to be patient this summer due to the deep snowpack. Guessing even the lower levels will be snowed in until well into June and probably July for the alpine. The muni climb off the flank is reccommended, but not until it has been opened
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boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Aug 11, 2016 at 16:59)
Ahh, so this is a completely separate descent from that of Up, up and away!
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boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Aug 11, 2016 at 16:59)
Ahh, so this is a completely separate descent from that of Up, up and away!
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 12, 2016 at 13:12)
it's definitely not UUAA
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 12, 2016 at 13:12)
it's definitely not UUAA
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delusional (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:06)
GPS seems to be a little out on this at the northern end - should be above Rockwork Orange and Wizard Burial Ground.
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delusional (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:06)
GPS seems to be a little out on this at the northern end - should be above Rockwork Orange and Wizard Burial Ground.
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delusional (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:06)
GPS seems to be a little out on this at the northern end - should be above Rockwork Orange and Wizard Burial Ground.
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radek Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:08)
We should either get a new GPS track. Or you could edit the track and on sat view you can see the trail so just move the track.
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radek Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:08)
We should either get a new GPS track. Or you could edit the track and on sat view you can see the trail so just move the track.
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radek Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:08)
We should either get a new GPS track. Or you could edit the track and on sat view you can see the trail so just move the track.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
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