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Double Mountain Loop

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By badcat222 (5 McR Points) on Dec 10, 2011

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Written Directions

From Lubbock take U.S. 84 to Post. Ride east from Post on U.S. 380 for about 45 miles to Texas Hwy. 70. Head southeast on Texas 70 for about 20 miles to FM 610. Take FM 610 Northeast 25 miles to Aspermont. In Aspermont you will again meet up with U.S. 380. Take 380 Northwest to Jayton. Ride into Jayton and you will find yourself back on Texas 70. Stay on 70 through Girard, Spur, and into Dickens. In Dickens, take U.S. 82 back to Lubbock.

Scenery

The beginning and end of this ride is up on the Caprock, so it is cotton country. Lots of big fields, straight roads, and flat land. However, when you drop off the Cap into Post you are suddenly in cowboy country. The terrain is rough with small creeks, mesquite trees, cactus and prairie grass. The main feature of this ride is the Double Mountains located in Southwest Stonewall County. This loop encircles the mountain on all sides. Double Mountain is a distinct landmark that has been used for centuries as a navigation marker for Native American tribes, Spanish explores, Army scouts, and settlers. You will cross the Double Mountain and Salt Forks of the Brazos river in several places. Much of the country you will see has not changed much in the last 200 years, with the exception of barb wire fences, and oil wells. Beware of the wildlife on this run. Wild hogs, and deer are plentiful in this part of Texas.

Drive Enjoyment

The roads are in good shape throughout the ride. Hwy 84, and Hwy 82 are both divided hi-ways. The rest of the ride is two lane roads. The curves are long and sweeping, no adrenaline rush here. Plenty of time to enjoy the view. There are a few hills through the river and creek beds.

Tourism Opportunities

Aspermont is the halfway point on this loop. Gas and Grub are available at Allsups, or Dairy Queen. I would highly recommend that you fuel up in Aspermont, maybe get a glass of tea at the DQ, but save your appetite for TC's Bar-B-Que in Dickens. When me and my riding buds make a day trip, it seems that all roads lead to TC's.

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