Between Himalayan giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, lies the legendary kingdom of Mustang. Mustang is the former Kingdom of Lo, where Tibetan is still spoken. The Upper Mustang comprises the northern two-thirds of Mustang District of Dhaulagiri Zone.
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Mountain Biking in Sure Would Trail, Houghton, Michigan USA
Sure Would Trail starts at the Tech Trails main trailhead. The first 322 m/1056 ft of downhill are modulated as a dual slalom race course, complete with starting ramp at the top. An easy grade of small berms and roller gaps and then transition to larger table tops, as the pitch slightly increases. As Sure Would Trail crosses the ski trail, it changes into a singletrack and pops over the old railroad grade at the pipeline, beginning its second descent. This intermediate segment is all about maintaining your speed and flow.
When entering the Portage Loop ski trail, the grade doubles and the decent starts to become more challenging. You have reached the advanced segment and you are about to face 1.12 km/0.7 mi of fierce gravity, compression and air through giant white pines, mature oaks and lacy hemlocks. Now it is all about controlling your speed and you will have to be good to make it through and hit the gabs.
After some berms, a big step up and a final drop, you will reach the bottom, where you will have to decide whether to turn left and get back to the top or continue on the Hillside Trail and explore some more trails. If you are a nature and mountain biking fan, this is the right place for you!
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