First, let me say that y'all are welcome to ride whatever you want on Saturday. As previously stated, I don't recommend anyone follow me. However, you may do so at your own risk. If you choose, against better judgement, to follow me and you'd like the tracks I might be following, download the file below and load the items onto your GPS unit of choice. If you have any trouble, it's probably an ID10T error.
Randy asked me to build a Saturday route, and it is included in this GPX file.
Saturday Tracks, etc.
http://share.troywolf.com/gps/arkansas/ ... Spring.gpx <-- DOWNLOAD
There are several tracks in the file. The primary tracks I expect to use for Saturday are:
56 miles. Up the pipeline, into the Mill Creek system for a bit, then some fast forest roads to get way West where I'll take a gnarly trail down into Frog Bayou from the North. I'll HOPE to be able to cross the creek at the bottom. If the rivers are still up, there is VERY little chance this crossing will work and backtracking will be a long way. It's a risk you take if you follow me. You have been warned. Once down in Frog Bayou, I'll immediately climb back out a steep trail full of switchbacks. I don't recall it being crazy difficult, but others seem to recall it being something only to attempt downhill. I'll be trying it uphill....assuming I can get across that creek without being washed over the 10' waterfall.
IF I get up to the road out of Frog Bayou, I'll start running down Bear Hollow Rd, which was closed by a landslide a few years back with, as I understood it, no plans to reopen. However, I've seen a few hints that folks are still running it. Last time I did, there was a sketchy bit of singletrack to get through the landslide area. It may not work out. Risk you take.
IF Bear Hollow Rd works out, I plan to start down a fantastic ATV trail, but before that, there is an easy opportunity to run up to the White Rock Mtn lookout. This is very much worth it if you've not been there before.
....more road, more trail, a really nasty trail....then road down to Turner Bend Store. Should be less than 60 miles to the store, gas, and food.
If I'm whipped, I'll run the 5 miles up Hwy 23 to the lodge---one of the best sections of pavement on the planet. If I have anything left...
14 miles from Turner Bend Store to the lodge the hard way. This runs up through Cove Creek and connects to the pipeline.
"sat1" can be paired down from 60 miles to 40 by using "sat1-short
". This track shortcuts the sat1 track.
The other stuff are tidbits I might use for my Fri or Sun adventures. Of particular interest is the track named "A02_WUDI-ST" This is a ton of great singletrack from WUDI 2012. I can't be sure any or all of it is still open, but I'd like to ride it again for sure. The track named "explore" is a bit of really old roads and ATV stuff I played on in 2012 that I'd like to go explore more. I might do that Fri or Sun.
You'll also find lots of Waypoints for things like the lodge, Oark General Store, Turner Bend Store, Mill Creek exit points, etc.