MMMMM Crowder! Crowder is still very cool, a GREAT CAMPGROUND with brand new bathroom/shower building, big northern hardwood forests and rocky, hilly trails, good stuff for sure! The North Thompson loop is toast. Between the floods and the horses I would say it was a gonner for the MTB rider. The flood damage was amazing, there was a scour hole in one of the creeks that was about 60' long and probably 8 feet deep and all the rocks that were scoured out were dropped just downstream in a huge pile. The tall oaks and river forks are both good and the connectors are good. A bit of horse tromp on the south Thompson loop but passable.
The real gem of the trip was a guided ride with Doug down to Indian Creek trail. We started at the south end and rode it north. The very south end is not so much fun with some ugly fall line stuff but gets better and better as you head north. The trail is an out and back right now and about 6 miles long. It has some awesome views, really good flow and a lot of KICK YOUR ASS climbs. I was pretty much cooked when we finished, more cooked than I have ever been after just 12 miles. SS'ers beware, it HURTS. I highly recomend you put this trails on your MUST DO LIST! Poosey information
Thank you Mr Long, it was a GREAT weekend
What's under my Kilt? Lipstick, on a good day that is.