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sticks and stones

Average Rating:    (4.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

The best F#!$ing trail out there! It's starts out with a couple of doubles and goes on with a rock drop and a bunch of other stuff including a couple of perfectly sloped logs and some jumps here and there. There are new sections being added to the trail for 02'.
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Latitude
39.2705371709551
Longitude
-120.12331008911133
Trail Directions
This trail is at North Star. Just take the two availible lifts up to the top and it's right there.
Trail Length
maybe 1 or 2
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tahoe
   


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Review Date
January 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cruz ,  Downhiller

Summary:
it not the best. there are some cool things but there are tech up hill and flat sections. the coolest part is the log drop right by the dh start line. i warm up on it so what ever

Recommended Route:
up 2 second lif then go down fire road 2 the left and go down and skip first section.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
karpiel,dogbone,bailout, boondocks,flameout,speed control.



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Review Date
September 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mccccc ,  Downhiller

Summary:
this is a good trail. i have only ridden the top section of it though. the top starts out with some tabletops and then goes to a logride. after that there is a steep kind of section, not really though. it is pretty rocky though

Recommended Route:
just go to the top of vista go to your left and go down sticks and stones, if you don't want to do the whole thing you can cut off on flameout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all trails that don't suck at northstar



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dan roe ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Sweet trail!!
Full of singletrack switchbacks, flowing rock gardens, and a few nice drops just large enough to be fun.

Ride this trail once to set your lines. Second run...balls out all the way to the bottom.

Recommended Route:
try to take the center or far outside lines on all drops as the landings turn into deep v shaoed ruts early in the season.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you are looking for som more technical riding head over to Karpiel



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dan roe ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Sweet trail!!
Full of singletrack switchbacks, flowing rock gardens, and a few nice drops just large enough to be fun.

Ride this trail once to set your lines. Second run...balls out all the way to the bottom.

Recommended Route:
try to take the center or far outside lines on all drops as the landings turn into deep v shaoed ruts early in the season.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you are looking for som more technical riding head over to Karpiel



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Review Date
March 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Please Select

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dylan , from Monterey CA

Summary:
Did this one last summer on a 93 piece O crap univega hardtail with no front suspension. I am happy to report that I am still able to use all my limbs. 10+ years of BMX skills saved my arse on this one and relish the thought of going back this summer with my new full suspension (and body armor)Some of the most punishing tec riding I've ever seen, scary as hell drops over no escape boulder routes and sharp rocks. The freeride guys I met on the trail asked me if I was trying to maim myself but were very nice about it. After my first descent left me with huge blisters on my palms from front end bashing down the mountain I found the first aid station didn't have much in the way of first aid, lucky I wasn't really hurt. The bike shop had duct tape with which to wrap my hands for a few more runs. One of the best rides out there, but heed my warning, don't do it on a hard tail unless you are 1. very experienced, 2. very lucky, 3. don't mind asking your friends to untie your shoes later because your hands and wrists are still resonating the pain every rock, log and drop of the day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mr.Toads is one of the best as well!



Comments
stompeinator (07/04/2007)
where is this trail?!?! sounds like awsome ridin and i need to know!
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