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extreme mosquito

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

single track downhill and up hill through trees some technical
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Latitude
50.836191189921195
Longitude
-120.42491912841797
Trail Directions
up bachelor road to isabel lake road. turn there go down to parking lot and go down the road for about 30 meters and go down single track on right
Trail Length
30k
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
kamloops
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 1, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: gone_riding ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is also known as Screaming Mosquito. You'll find another description under that name as well as a GPS map.



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Review Date
April 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: bomberchiz ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Okey dokey, first things first. This ride isn't the "Extreme Mosquito," thats just lame. Its called the "Screaming Mosquito." What you have to know about this trail is that its pretty good for someone who wants to get out there and refine most of the parts of their trail riding skills. Tight single-track partnered with good downhill sections, technical cross-country and some bad-as climbs make for a little excitment at every turn. Add in a few smaller tricks, and you can even work on your freeride. You can really work on your control when you're weaving over the roots and rocks that dot the course. And on some of the sketchier downhill you will may actually want to try Bunny hopping the roots to keep your speed up (On the other hand, for some the better course would be getting off the rig and just walking to the bottom.) The danger level is definitely minimal most of the time here, but if you dont watch out you WILL fall down and get a bit bruised. Some of the peaks of the ride are the washout, where you downhill a little chute; dropping down the side of an embankment; the high-speed dirt-track section; and last but not least, riding beside the great fishing lake in an open field.

Recommended Route:
Basically there are two or three different options once you get down to the bottom of the trail (about 2/3 of the way down, or lets just say 6km from the top). But the top all starts from the single track off to the right of the isobel lake road. You start off from the little parking lot just at the "Isobel Lake" sign and just follow the single till you come out at the "Trans-Canada Pipeline" Where you can either follow it North (ending up at the Noble Creek road and gunning 'er down that, watch out for traffic); follow it South (and ride right back into Westsyde on a pretty lazy dirt road); or boot straight across it and keep up the single track for another oh say 3km of tighty. Your total route time can vary from about 1.5-3 hours, depending on how well you climb, if you stay on your bike, and which bottom route you decide on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Deep Lake trail, Bachelor hills, McQueen Lake trails (which you can follow right over to Isobel). Jamieson Creek. If you're from Kamloops, can you tell where Im from??? There's also a pretty good one up on Greenstone Mountain and one over the Aberdeen Golf Course, but I just can't remeber thier names at this instant.



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Review Date
September 5, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bill , from Santa Clara, CA, USA

Summary:
The trail was a lot of fun, if a little too advanced in places for my weekend riding abilities. I was sliding and fishtailing all over the place. Mainly because of the WTB NanoRaptors I had on my bike. (I replaced them with fire XC the next day.) The trail swoops around with a lot of fun corners and ups and downs. There are a few logs hidden around some blind corners so keep your head up. There are also a few long, steep, descents. The longest when you hit the dry creek bed. Then the trail eases a little and, for me, becomes even more fun. I can't rate the last part of the ride as we missed the turn on the double track and ended up heading straight down to Westsyde Road pasat some cows. I'll certainly give this trail a try again next year.

Recommended Route:
Follow the directions in the other reviews. It's not hard to find.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you like a lot of downhill try the Sun Peaks ski area trails. They are tough for weekend riders like me. Kamloops has some GOOD riders who like really technical trails. Kudos to them. Also, Kudos to the people at Cycle Logical, they helped out a lot when members of our group, me included, had some mechanical problems.



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Review Date
July 5, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Please Select

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Reviewed by: chris , from kamloops

Summary:
first part technical down hill second part uphill,third part up and downhill,fourth part downhill

Recommended Route:
sraight at first junction,rught at second,turn right at a trail,go to road, turn right,go up double track on right,go past a lake on the left and go down the single track

Other recommended trails in the same area:
peterson creek,aberdeen trail,and dufferin trail



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Review Date
July 5, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chris , from kamloos

Summary:
at the start u go through a single track covered by trees mostly technical downhill until the first junction.then it goes up hill to the second junction.there it goes up and dow until u get to the double track.its uphill for a while and hen downhill from there

Recommended Route:
go down the single track until first junction,go straight until you get to the second junction.go right until u get to the part of the trail were ur on the edge of a hill and u go down the little trail on the right in the grass u can barely see it.go down there until u hit a road.turn right and go until u see double track on ur right. go up there and then go down until u see a lake on ur left. there will be a trail on ur left. turn down there and go past the lake and then down to the bottom of the hill. u come out on a road thats a big hill.at the end of the road there should be a golf course and then go from there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
peterson creek,dufferin,aberdeen



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