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Virtual Ride of Little Wapiti Trail #74
74 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - Think about the worst trail you've ever ridden. Times that by a 50 and you have a small idea how crappy this trail is. The uphill was more of a sandy deer trail that rarely gets used. Also the uphill (no switchbacks just straight up) was 90% of the trail. Or at least it felt like it. The downhill was a bike destroyer. Steep loose rocky boulders that jumped up to destroy your bike and shins. And to finish it off. A psycho man eating grizzly had been shot just enough to piss it off. It was roaming the only semi enjoyable part of this trail. Friends... stay far away from this ride if you seek happiness in this life.
Begin at the Upper Wapiti trailhead at the end of FS Road 2522, off Taylor Fork Rd. Take the singletrack trail (off the newly graded ATV trail) which is on your right and crosses the creek. This is Lower Wapiti Trail #35. Note the junction in 1.5 miles, which is where you stay left and keep climbing on what becomes FS trail #74 or Little Wapiti.
After climbing along the creek through numerous meadows and parks, and eventually to the sub-alpine ridge which surrounds Sunlight Basin, you'll come to a junction with a doubletrack ATV route, the Oil Well Road Trail #68. You can turn around and descend from here, but you'd miss the views provided by the loop using Minnie Wapiti Trail #203.