Weekend trip to Sutton Bluff

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  1. Hurricane

    Hurricane B level Member
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    Hey all just sharing a weekend trail ride a group of us took to Sutton Bluff this past weekend in the Mark Twain National forest here in Missouri. The place is huge with a about 12 marked trails but endless acres of exploring. I think we put in about 150 miles over Friday through sunday. No mechanical failures (other than 1 pinch flat) and no injuries! As I said the place only boasted about 12 marked trails that are probably only 25 to 30 miles combined but if you are an explorer like my group tends to be you only ride the trails to find something interesting cutting off the side of them. We rode power line cuts for miles with some of the nastied and steepest hills you'll find in the Missouri, crossing back and forth over the Black River, and endless acres of woods while opening up the throttle down logging roads. Had a great time. Here's a shot of the yz I took during a break. yz-suttonb.jpg
     
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    Sorry for digging up an old thread (on call, kinda bored hanging around the house), but have you been back since to ride?

    My only experience with the place was marked, trails maintenance with the MTRA on several Earth Days in the early 2000's. I had no idea any real fun could be had there.
     
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    Well as I said above you have to go off the marked trails to find the good stuff. If you can make your way to some power cuts or some of the many logging roads around then you can find the good riding, just keep an eye out for purple. The trails aren't the greatest.
     

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