It took us a while to find this trail -- luckily there were some people on the same CB channel who heard us trying to find it and they helped us out. You have to go through a residential area marked with "no trespassing" signs so it's confusing. The entrance is after turning on Hancock and before the Iron Chest entrance.
You get to the creek crossing right away and it was a nice surprise to see the big obstacle there, waiting for us. Ladd had some issues with wet tires and scraping but he made it up the middle line with his passenger side along the big rock. Monica let her tires dry a bit, then ran right up the middle line on all rock.
The obstacle at the top of the creek crossing was cool and a little difficult to get lined up. The trail is narrow and at the top of the hill. Neither one of us took the bypass (even on the way down, which was easier even with the scraping bumpers).
The rock hill was a blast! We both slid and lost ground here and there but it was a rush to climb. Grizzly Lake is a challenge right from the start.
The middle of the trail was shaded. It's in a narrow valley and we were on it in mid-afternoon and it was in shade for the rest of the time. It would be a good trail to run between 10AM and 2PM, when the sun is still overhead. It was pretty chilly in the shade in October.
We got to the Lake in about an hour and a half and found a few people fishing. We talked to a couple ATVers and they had caught six fish out of seven tries. The fish were small but really pretty.
We ran the trail back out and headed home. This trail was a great surprise! The weirdest thing is that it's right next to Iron Chest and at this point it's much more difficult than Iron Chest. It was a good trail to run on the same day, though.
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