August 23, 2007
If you've done my Shane's Loop run and you want a new challenge but you really like Shane's, this is a harder version of Shane's and will test your strength and drive. This isn't just Shane's loop backwards, it's much more.
Instead of taking an immediate left at the trailhead, go straight on the small road past the first three trailheads near the road. Keep going around the side of the hill along the fence line. Go down the hill. The trail turns to single track. At the first 4-way intersection, go left. This will take you up the switchbacks. At the top of the switchbacks, take a right at the intersection. This is a nice winding uphill cruse. After a while you will come to a familiar intersections. This time turn to your right and go straight up the hill. This first little climb is intense but it levels off and wraps around the hill for a fun ride with some interesting twists. After this you come to a "T" in the trail. Here you will take a left and start a really hard climb to the top. Only once have I gone up this non-stop. Once at the top you backtrack my original Shane's Loop until you get to the top of the shooting range hill (The first climb on Shane's Loop) Here take a Left instead of going down the hill. This will connect you into the ridge line back to the parking. Enjoy the ride but be prepared for a tough one. This is a TFGB favorite.