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The Stranger

Average Rating:    (2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Absolutly not for beginers. This trail is laced with NorthShore style terrain, and very technical sections, like the whole section! It just keeps getting better. This trail should not be ridden on a XC bike, you won't have much fun.
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Latitude
47.42901630554454
Longitude
-120.5035400390625
Trail Directions
Up Mission Ridge Ski area, take the Pipline trail, and about half way in between there is the trailhead for The Stranger
Trail Length
5
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Wenatchee
Zip/Postal Code
98801
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: frideswag.com ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I think I distincly remember being told it would be great if someone else built on the trail. SO, I did. Not with pallets and junk. 4x4's 2x4's and natrual wood. Anything rickity up there was put in by other people. Like the little busted up free floating latters on the top part? what the hell is that stuff? Talk about rickety sh*t. I believe you put that stuff in, because I never built up there. My stuff was burly built..that's why you had to chainsaw it out! I kept everything small and totally doable. Nothing narly, no big gaps, nothing nailed to trees. It was a fun little trail, and yes, you could do it on an xc bike, and if you couldn't, you could just go around it.
Sorry about posting the trail.I was new to the sport, so I didn't understand the whole forest service issue, good thing the forest service really dosn't care about it, and its on longview property orelse it proabably would be completly ripped out.
Still a fun place to take beginers. Some stump jumps, little rocky areas, great place to establish fundamentals.
As far as riding, I would love to ride with you. I have been saying that for 2 years now. I have never raced downhill, and don't own any m1's and I feel pretty confadent in my ability to keep up. I can't ride up hills. I push. so maybe I am not that good. But as long as you wait for me at the top, I think we would have a blast riding together.
I agree it was never a Downhill trail, or intended to be, but it sure made a great freeride/hardcorexc trail! AND...it was actully way more challenging than any of the Washington DH circit courses. Beacon is about the narliest, and it is just flat out fun and flowy. I THINK, since apperantly the forest service dosn't care about dirt jumps, that people should grab a shovel, and go up there and make a jump every 20ft all the way down the trail.

Recommended Route:
The routes listed sound good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SUNDANCE! WET BURRITO! PLEASE BUILD UP THERE WITH PALLETTS AND LEFT OVER JUNK! :)~



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Review Date
April 12, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Daily Roost ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
What's cool: Spending years (3) building a trail that you can share with your friends.

What's not cool: Having newbie "freeriders" try to emulate North Shore stunts by using discarded pallets and cobbled together junk.

What's really not cool: Telling everyone where this cool new trail is when it's obvious that it was not built with the authorization of the Forest Service.

Result: Forest Service, along with everyone else in the world, knows about trail and says "rip out the stunts or we tear the whole trail down".

What is the un-coolest of all: Ripping on my riding ability (or supposed lack of?)when I've never even ridden with this guy. Oh, by the way, I raced expert Downhill. Owned two M-1's. Season Pass holder at Snoqualmie when it was open. I'll ride with you any day my "friend" so you can show me your "skills". Oh, and I'll be on my Heckler, so don't go too fast. I might get scared.

Recommended Route:
The trail is still there, and now that it is known by the Forest Service, it is ok to ride it without having to hide in the bushes. The stunts are gone, and some were pretty fun. Especially the big boulder slide. It's not a dh trail, and was never intended to be. It's not steep enough or rocky and rooty enough terrain to be that hard. It was supposed to be a challenging trail for a cross country bike, which it is. I've ridden it all, including stunts, with my fork locked out just for fun. It's technical in places, but not really hard at all unless you're a beginner. Try not to skid and cause new ruts! Don't ride when it's muddy! If you must build, use natural materials and make it look like it was always there! Backfill behind the boulder where the bridge used to be, and viola! you have a new stunt.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The reason there isn't any is because no one else has the energy or creativity to build anything on their own. Duh.



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Review Date
August 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: C-Gemini ,  Downhiller

Summary:
WOW! Last review seemed kinda bitter. Sounds like somebody is getting old! This trail did rock. Directions to it did suck. And even before the NSWannabee's started on it, there was flat landings. It seems that everything that was being built that was hard, was torn out by a RIDER, because he couldn't do it? Fact being, this trail WAS great.

Recommended Route:
Can't tell you. TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED! GO TO LEAVENWORTH, or Cle Elum.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is none. unless you ride a stock heckler :) and where born in 61. Still love you Ron, but that was pretty shiddy. Ride on!



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Review Date
June 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Daily Roost ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Don't waste your time. Ride an established trail like Devils Gulch, Mission Ridge trail or Clara Lake trail instead. This trail sucks. It used to be cool, then the "I wanna be core like the Shore' dudes showed up and built a bunch of poser crap that's not even hard. Flat landings and no flow. they just don't get it. Whoever posted directions to this trail is an idiot.

Recommended Route:
Devils Gulch is well known, so go ride it. Take the Freerider wannabes with you. Take the North Shore wannabes with you.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Devils Gulch/ Clara Lake/ Mission Ridge trail



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Review Date
April 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: C-Gemini ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is by far my favorite trail ever ridden. You can get as sick as you want on this thing. People are constantly adding, so when you think you know the trail, you hit a burm into a corner, look up, and theres somthing new. Never a dull moment at the stranger.

Recommended Route:
Up Mission Ridge. Ask someone where the Pipeline trail is, about half way on the pipeline trail, look down!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Squilchucker



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