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07-03-2012, 02:33 PM #1Registered User
- Join Date
- May 2007
Cheers to the trail crew at Northstar Livewire has been awesome!
I know a bunch of peeps have been talking smack about northstar this season. Comments like Vail is not going to make improvements till next season. Here is my take, Hi haters the only trails like Livewire maintained twice a day with lift access are 100's of miles away. I say cheers to the trail crew at the star for keeping things growing. For you haters out there wake up and smell the coffee if you go ride the star for a day this creates more capitol for improvements. Here is a link to video of livewire unfortunately left camera in 1080 mode from my vacation on maui.
07-03-2012, 04:59 PM #2pura vida
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- The bottom of LCC
I've been riding there the past few days. Definitely enjoying myself. Given the dirt they have to work with and the traffic livewire sees it seems like they are keeping it in awesome shape.
Just look at any of the other (all the other?) unmaintained trails to see the difference.
07-03-2012, 05:03 PM #3STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
07-04-2012, 12:57 AM #4
trail maintenance aside, i think that trail sucks because there is just so much damn pedaling...
but what do i know...i live too close to whistler anyway..
08-20-2012, 11:04 AM #5
Does anybody know what the hell was going on at Northstar this weekend?
The upper mountain lifts (e.g. 95% of the trails) have been closed since Wednesday. When I spoke to somebody from Northstar, he said it was because of the rain last Tuesday/Wednesday. This seems odd to me. It didn't rain that much, the rest of Tahoe seems as dry as ever, and if it did rain, there are a number of trails that I suspect would still be rideable. Anyhow, I suspect shenanigans.
08-20-2012, 11:42 AM #6
I rode N* on Friday. The amount of trail closures triggered my skepticism. Then I actually got on the mountain, and Yep some of the trails were massively hammered by the rain that week. Big-ass erosion channels in places, areas where hudge amounts of duff were deposited on the trail by the rain, etc.
However boondocks was in the best condition I've seen it all summer.
08-20-2012, 11:50 AM #7
08-27-2012, 09:19 AM #8
Rode Northstar on Saturday and had a blast. They've actually done a pretty good job of improving a number of trials not named Livewire (the top of Sticks N' Stones and middle part of Boondocks jump to mind) this year. And Gypsy did appear to be seriously eroded. I still don't understand how a little rain was able to wreck Northstar but seemingly not affect the rest of Tahoe, but I guess that's what happened.
08-27-2012, 09:26 AM #9
08-27-2012, 09:45 AM #10
Point that thing up, you're going to make someone sick...
Looks like some fun trails, will have to check it out if I ever get to the Tahoe area in the summer.40-14