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Aug 05 2015
joebartels
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot, CA 
Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot, CA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2015
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Hiking16.78 Miles 2,299 AEG
Hiking16.78 Miles   4 Hrs   31 Mns   3.96 mph
2,299 ft AEG      17 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Towne Trail 1E29
This is an old closed off forest road that is extremely smooth. It's nice except the far East end. You follow above cabins until you find yourself sandwicked between apartments and the ski resort.

Bristlecone Trail 1E32
Connector trail to the neighborhood.

Fern Trail 1E31
Not signed at the bottom hence why I hiked Bristlecone. A nice shaded ravine with namesake ferns. Just over too soon.

Pirates Trail 1E29
Stumbled upon this trail so I worked it in. This is a wonderful trail through the forest. The mountain bikes wized by faster here than other lateral trails. It's definitely built for speed.

Skyline Trail 1E32
The amount of work put into this trail is obvious as you roll through the forest at highway speeds. On a tight schedule of opportunity I tapped into my inner Boone. I'm not built for running but I intimidated my surroundings for thee miles.

Pine Knot Trail 1E01
My third trip on this popular trail. From the top I knew I needed to shave off a half hour from my standard pace. A mountain biker passed me and it was game on. Clocked my first and last 9 minute mile of my life. Downhill on a smooth trail and I'm still nowhere near an average runner... lol

Home with ten minutes to spare!
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Aug 03 2015
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Castle Rock - Plantation - Skyline - Pine Knot, CA 
Castle Rock - Plantation - Skyline - Pine Knot, CA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2015
joebartels
Hiking17.17 Miles 3,765 AEG
Hiking17.17 Miles   6 Hrs   17 Mns   2.82 mph
3,765 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Castle Rock Trail 1W03
Steep start through nice creek, albeit dry now. Quick lake view. Huge pines. 600 ft ascent to full lake view!

Plantation Trail 1W12
One of those trails with an uninviting name that turns out nicer than anticipated. Decent shade midday.

Skyline Trail 1E01
A bit confusing at the top of Castle Creek. Higher up after Plantation it's easier to decipher. This is a constant zig zag along the ridge. Tree shade is typically sparce. Some nice areas. Built for mountain bikers. It must have been a lot of work as it is well done too!

Yeast smell yesterday and today. Must be some of the chaparral.

Seven Oaks Trail 0E01
Looks most used by downhill mountain bikers. Not new millennium friendly. A continuous slide of semi steep surface gravel. The oaks are not what most desire, rather the live oak / blue oak variety. The bottom has larger oaks and large pine cones. Hot gnatty hell. Doubt anyone hikes here from Big Bear Lake, especially in August. Nevertheless I liked the change of pace with foliage similar to Arizona'state southern Bradshaw range. Euphoria drive kicked in ascending back to Big Bear.

Pine Knot Trail 1E01
Only half as busy as Sunday. Amazing how much cooler it is just over the rim back into Big Bear valley.
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average hiking speed 2.82 mph

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