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Wapiti Whip

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 2.5 (2)

An awesome flowing descent after the grind up Desolation Basin. Head out Plumbers Crack to make this a fun 7-mile loop.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

6,285' 1,916 m

High

5,983' 1,824 m

Low

202' 62 m

Up

342' 104 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Description

Wapiti starts at the top of lower Plumber's Crack. Where the Crack hits a T, you'll take the left. You start by climbing up through a basin and cross a small gully. The trail direction then doubles back on a bit of a sidehill and then wraps back around and descends into another gully with a nice bridge.

At this point, you meet up with Rock n’ Rock-N-Roll for about 50’ and then you'll see Wapiti take off to the right. It now climbs up Desolation Basin. The Basin is about a ¼ mile and it gets steep at the end as it gains Desolation Ridge. Now the descent begins. Don’t be fooled by the Desolation Ridge trail that heads straight down the ridge. You want to drop in to the right, about 100 yards down from the top of the climb.

This next section wants you to go fast but it’s a bit off camber and requires you to pay attention and keep it in control. It will drop steeply into a gully and shoot you out the other side and over a little bridge. Now you can let it rip through a fun, flowy section that will take you right back across Plumbers Crack and onto the Radar Love section of Wapiti.

After a little descent, there is an easy climb to a ridge where you'll cross an unnamed game trail and continue straight into another fast, flowy section that will seamlessly, and at high speed, join up with the lower part of Herfendoodle. You can exit the trail network via Bang Zoom to Zip-N-Out or Cactus Cut Off to Zip-N-Out.

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Shared By:

Judd Kleinman

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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SIngletrack heaven!
Apr 2, 2018 near Paonia, CO
The first crack of the year is always a tough one!
Apr 2, 2018 near Paonia, CO
Time to Rock'n'Roll!
Apr 2, 2018 near Paonia, CO
No April fools, trails are dry!
Apr 2, 2018 near Paonia, CO

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