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    Better conditions this weekend Wilder or Tamarancho?

    I will be near both spots at differents times this 3 day weekend. Any idea which will have drained better or which to avoid? Thanks

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    I don't know about Tamo, but I'm guessing the postal trail could be a bit mucky still. The steeper and/or sandy/rocky trails should be pretty great.

    Pm me if you need specific suggestions! And I'll be out there with some friends on Sunday if you need a tour.
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    At Tamarancho there are a bunch of spots along Broken Damn that'll likely still be wet with standing water.

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    Thanks, both. My main concern is not being a dick and riding these trails before they are ready. These 2 are pretty much my only options location-wise this weekend. I'm not a local at either and not sure what rain does to the trails there.

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    Take dirtvert's advice. He knows what he is talking about and can point you towards the goods.

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    If I was in Marin (and I may be) I'd ride the better side of China Camp.
    It's as close as you can get to all-weather trails.
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    I rode in other area around there this am and it was more soaked than I expected. Not egregious in terms of potential to cause trail damage but fully saturated. I would expect small puddles on south facing at Tamo. We are now in full winter mode after that 3" of liquid where added storms will not just roll off. Personally I avoid tamo proper during this time of year due to the traffic and wear issues even if the moisture is "manageable". Monday could be good. After next weeks forecast we could we will be really in the muck

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    Tamo is never good after significant rain. Partly that it just pools in low spots, partly because they don't really care for the trails.
    Tamo is literally still a mess from the prior winter. Many parts of the trail lost significant dirt from around roots and rocks- this has never been filled in or replaced.

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    ^^ They'll "solve" that by taking out the roots and rocks!
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    "Wilder"-ish area is dialed! Go get it!

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    Yep- UCSC/Wilder.

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    I did a night ride last night on EMT/Pogonip/beyond and the conditions are excellent so Wilder will be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    "Wilder"-ish area is dialed! Go get it!
    Wilder area is indeed in PRIME shape right now.

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    Rode in Wilder this morning Only a handful of small muddy spots on Zane Grey. The other trails I was on were in great shape (Old Cabin, Enchanted, Twin Oaks...the usual).

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    Do you climb Zane Grey? I'm trying to figure out the best loop from Hiway 1. That direction works better for me than the 'fun way'. I haven't ridden there for 20 years and am trying to put together a couple hour loop from 1 when I'm passing by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Do you climb Zane Grey? I'm trying to figure out the best loop from Hiway 1. That direction works better for me than the 'fun way'. I haven't ridden there for 20 years and am trying to put together a couple hour loop from 1 when I'm passing by.
    We always descend on ZG and that's the end of our ride. We start by climbing Englesman > Old Cabin > down Eucalyptus > Enchanted (clockwise) > up Eucalyptus to the picnic tables/Eucalyptus grove > continue clockwise down on Eucalyptus > Twin Oaks > Zane Grey. Our loop has a bit of overlap between Eucalyptus and Twin Oaks but it's a fun little section.

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    Thanks - climbing ZG is a bit bogus.

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