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Mother T is one of Whitehorse's classic black diamond descents and is simply a must-ride if you're in the area. The ride begins from the Magnusson parking lot, climbing Magnusson Green to Boogaloo Heights, Downtown Boogaloo, GOT, and then eventually: The Dream.
This is the most direct route up the mountain, but winding back and forth on some sections of Magnusson Green could perhaps create a more pleasant (if longer) uphill.
Nevertheless, the climb is fairly straightforward and rideable. Once on The Dream, the elevation gain really ratchets up, and you'll find yourself wondering if perhaps you're going the wrong direction as you climb up a series of berms and jumps.
However, the jumps soon disappear, and the ascent follows classic-style singletrack, albeit a more newly built section of trail.
As you climb up the mountain, you'll reach breaks in the trees that provide incredible views of the valley below! With such a sweet singletrack, it's tempting to climb all the way to the top of The Dream and then turn around and bomb back down.
That's definitely possible and is a great option if you're looking for bonus miles.
However, it's a steep hoof to the top that doesn't relent until you reach the summit of the mountain. Whether you choose to turn off immediately or after some bonus miles to the summit, you definitely want to blast down Mother T.
This fantastic trail begins as a classic loamer dropping steeply through dense undergrowth and a thick forest on dark black dirt and roots.
The track is narrow in places and fairly difficult, but it's easy to follow. After gripping and ripping through the loam, the singletrack breaks out onto the mountainside, affording some incredible views and allowing for wide-open ripping down sweet sections of side hill.
The side hill sections inevitably funnel into more steep, tight corners, but this descent is an absolute riot. The lower section of Mother T is also fantastic, but here the grade mellows out a bit and the singletrack straightens, providing long sightlines along fantastic benchcut singletrack.
If you have the confidence you can really let off the brakes and fly down this section, testing the limits of how fast you're willing to go on a narrow trail before you panic brake. Once done with Mother T, it's a quick connection back to the trailhead via Magnussen Red and Magnussen Green.