About this so-called "multi-use" trail... on Sunday, I rode from home and wanted to take in all that was Squaw Creek, so I came in the main entrance, looped around to the dog exercise area and up the hill to the parking lot that almost touches 31st (Waypoint 2 on Ken's map at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1896
). From there, the stretch down to the light-greenish wide trail shown above was a hoot (as long as there wasn't other traffic) followed by a mean uphill.
As I made my way to the singletrack trailhead from there I approached 3 on horseback. I made my presence known and held back until they were ready for me to pass. All along the way, the last rider (seemed like the leader) was grumbling that I shouldn't be on there and it was for horsebackers only. I struck up a conversation and reminded her that it was a multi-use trail and that I would yield to their right-of-way and respect the fact that they were on much more delicate and quirky riding instruments.
The other two riders didn't seem to mind, but the attitude of the 3rd was a bit concerning. When they gave the all-clear, I calmly rode through only to be shot another remark that I should "hurry-on now" and not cross their paths again. I held up my level of respect to show that we come in peace, but oooooh-we, whaddup wit dat?? Anyone else had good/bad interactions with horseback riders? We have to share a little bit to get to the singletrack and I just want everyone to get along. I certainly didn't mind going at their pace, but I could've done without the snark.
Sorry, just had to vent... it's been on my mind.
Anyway, awesome ride. I'm looking forward to the next working day. I need to pay my dues. I played with MotionX on my phone a little and came up with this... http://gps.motionx.com/maps/bd3d4541708 ... fc2ece250e
. It falls in line with exactly what OnlyInAJeep pasted above except that it goes along the main road at first and you now know how to get to my house.