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Punchin' Up the Big Gnarly
Comprised of large, exposed Doug fir roots on top of bedrock at the edge of a cliff on the lower Ridge Trail, it forces the rider to the edge of the drop where you seriously don't want to make a mistake, body armor or no.
There are a dozen or more lines over the root fan that radiates out from the grand old fir, but the hardest and most technically demanding is the one where the riders drives straight at the cliff, than makes an abrupt left turn and dives up over the Big Gnarly in close to the right side of the tree, where you can roll your front wheel up a fork in the roots.
There is a slightly easier line further out from the trunk, but you have to be willing to ride that much closer to the edge. Some of the lines on the left are somewhat easier, but not all of them, especially in close to the trunk of the tree.
If you are going to try to ride the Big Gnarly, please wear a good helmet, have your medical insurance paid up, and deploy a spotter to catch you if you fall toward the cliff.
And remember, GalbraithMt.com recommends scouting every stunt and obstacle before trying to ride it.
The following are sequence shots of the stunt. Click on the thumbnail images to view a larger version...