In the meantime, recall that the beauty of Sterling Mountain is that the the whole place is a giant jib-able skate park. Pictured here is a left hand hip that formed up at the top of Upper Rumrunner. That is just one of four hip jumps, three snow-making ledges, a tree tap, various ollie gaps, the ever popular water-bar jumps, and Jersey-booters littered throughout “bread & butter”, a.ka. Rumrunner / Crossover / Treasure / Lower Exhibition.
That’s just one trail. What about all the other favorites that are in play now that new terrain is open: The “spring-knoll”, The Hangman’s gap, The Upper Treasure drop-in, the various jumps on Exhibition, The Thomke’s jib run. This just names a few of my favorites.
As we all go hit this stuff up, keep Park SMART in mind: Start Small, Make a plan, Always look out for others, Respect others’ space on the trail, and Take it easy. Many of the best jumps on the hill have landing in high traffic zones, trail intersections, etc. Don’t get laid up for the season because you landed blind into a trail and got taken out.
Look for these Sterling mountain classics today so that when Birch Run is back up and running, you can hit them all up on your way to another park lap! See you out there!