Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
"Boondocks" is probably the most well know classic downhill trail at Northstar.
Every year, "Boondocks" is one of the most popular races in the Northstar DH Race Series.
Not for beginners, "Boondocks" will test your skills.
There are not too many jumps on this trails but there are plenty of large boulders with wooden ladders and medium sized drops to paver landings.
A suggestion is to ride the trail slowly first and scope out your lines before you decide to ride it full speed ahead.
The first 1/3 of the trail is somewhat high speed with small rock gardens and berms you manoeuvre through.
2/3 is the ladder, Boulder, and jumping zone.
The last, 3/3, starts slow with tight tree + rock garden areas and then transitions into a more wide open area for higher speeds and some small/medium sized jumps.