This trail is frequently loose, often steep, and frequently sidehilled. It is an intense ride worth doing at least once, but it is not for the faint of heart.
From parking area, continue up the road for another six or so miles, almost to it's end.
About 1/2 mile from the end of the road, the trail starts on the downhill side of the road. It should be marked with a small cairn.
The trail heads back down along the creek for about 5 or 6 miles.
Near the bottom of the ride, near the creek, there will be a barbed wire gate and a trail heading steeply uphill to the right along the fence line. Follow this trail back to the pond and the parking area.
How to get there:
From Winthrop, head north on the East Chewuch Road. Follow signs for Pearrygin Lake State Park. Continue past entrance to state park, the road turns to dirt here. Take the first left turn you come to. Follow road for about 2.5 miles until you come to a large marshy pond. Park here.
|Posted by: Chris on 12/13/2001
This trail is for the dyed in the wool masochist. We started at the Winthrop Gun Club range and rode the eight miles to the trailhead. Its uphill the whole way. The trail probably doesn't get ridden more the half a dozen times a year. Within two miles of the trail head it becomes so steep that it lterally is not ridable for much of the next several miles to the top of the ridge. From there we continued down to Starvation Meadows on what are little more than deer trails. One section is extremely steep and requires you to nearly sit on the back tire to keep from going as over tea kettle.There is no water on this trail. Bring plenty because after the snow is gone it gets warm in this country. The Meadows have meadering brooks with very brackish water. Cattle are often run in this area for the summer which contaminates the water supply.We took the Blue Buck trail down to Lightning Creek. This seriously rocks! Some awesome single track if you are not too exhausted fr