Thank you for the post. I brought my bike for a short stay early in the week.
re. Trail of Four Winds
Wheels: 2011 HiFi 29r FS, BB7's
Maps were at the information cabin.
I rode clockwise from main trail head. Fast to start on the South. Passed a cool cemetery. I thought a Harrier may have taken out of the airport the trail encompasses about 7:30 am. I never could see it. Trail tightened up to the west areas. Steep areas were washed out due to horse traffic. It wraps to the North and touches the lake. The single track was better on the North area.
Leaving the lake is a climb that might be 600 foot of rise. I walked most of it, too steep and loose rock on what was a road at some time. The trail jogs to the West and fades. I got a little lucky to find it to the South East after reviewing the map. Took a cool picture of a plane flying over a horse stables, wishing it would bomb them. The South West area was fun, passed equestrians, steep areas of washed out roots to be aware of. Made it back in about 9:15 after stopping for bathroom and picture breaks.
Bring a buddy. It was too challenging to ride solo.
Thorns overhang the trail.
Chigger got me through the socks.
My hate of horses grew.
My love of GORC grew.
Bring a sturdy bike.
I would do it again!
Edited by mcompton, 08 August 2012 - 09:34 PM.