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Dale Shrull / The Daily Sentinel Jesse Ruland hits the rock jump.

Reaching new heights

Downhill riders giving rave reviews to Powderhorn trails

Noah Spears came zipping down a stretch of singletrack lined with aspen trees and took aim at the center of the rock.

The dirt trail went right over the rock, and Spears went airborne. As he landed, a robust cheer went up from the small group of spectators as he disappeared down the path during the newly formed Sunday Scramble Mountain Bike Race series.

Since Powderhorn Mountain Resort opened its new mountain bike park, dirt has overtaken snow as the big news on the mountain.

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Joel L. Evans
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