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    Destination: MENDOCINO RIDING...give it another two weeks

    To all riders:

    Give it another two weeks. Lots of stuff slow to dry out. Parallel Tr. has a few bogs (Rd 500 option suggested). Horses using it currently. Not pretty! It's still really wet everywhere. Marsh Creek trail is impassible still. Widow maker is a Sherpa assisted event to get across it.

    If you insist on riding this next trail; wear Wellies with cleats. Last Sunday after crossing the now destroyed Widow Maker tr. a group of us waded into a septic like substance out on Charlie Bell. If you know where the infamous pig farm is, then you know the area we were in.
    Something wicked out of Stephen King This Way Comes... smell.

    I thought twice about leaving my shoes behind after the ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RooHarris View Post
    To all riders:

    Give it another two weeks. Lots of stuff slow to dry out. Parallel Tr. has a few bogs (Rd 500 option suggested). Horses using it currently. Not pretty! It's still really wet everywhere. Marsh Creek trail is impassible still. Widow maker is a Sherpa assisted event to get across it.

    If you insist on riding this next trail; wear Wellies with cleats. Last Sunday after crossing the now destroyed Widow Maker tr. a group of us waded into a septic like substance out on Charlie Bell. If you know where the infamous pig farm is, then you know the area we were in.
    Something wicked out of Stephen King This Way Comes... smell.

    I thought twice about leaving my shoes behind after the ride...
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    You got it...I'll be there in April

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    So, we went to Mendocino last weekend (March 25-27) and despite the warning and despite the rain on Sunday had three days of fantastic riding. We started from 409 End of Pavement all three days. Avoided Ride-thru-Tree and Endo based on Roo's comments but met others who rode these and said they were fine. We rode (all multiple times except for Stairs and EZ In):

    Caspar South/EZ Out
    Caspar North/EZ In
    Parallel Action/Baxman/Budweiser/Confusion/Gas Cap
    Nitro and Gas Tank
    OhNo and Boiler
    Big Tree
    Manly Gulch
    Forest History/Stairs

    All trails were in great shape, particularly Big Tree and Boiler. A few boggy spots on Confusion but they were very brief. Manly Gulch was very wet requiring a slower-than-usual descent but super fun. Lots of mud everywhere but extremely rideable with good traction. I was on a hardtail the whole time. I can't imagine how much better it would be after a dry week or two.

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