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    January trail conditions and drainage report

    This was a rainmaker, no doubt about it. 48 hour totals are prodigious. Good news is we have about 7 days of clear weather in most places.

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    Be very careful of where you ride. Our soil in most of the Bay Area cannot handle it. Let's hike around, share info and cut some drains.

    The best way to work on water drainage is to observe how water flows and collects. So this is the time.

    And only work on the soil if allowed. Better if you're hiking. And just cut drains and clear debris.

    Have a tool with you! Cause you can't cut drains with a stick. I plan to have the Gerber shovel with me at all times for now.
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    You can cut through debris in existing drains with a boot...
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    I don't know. All I see is a big red ball.

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    Fremont Older

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    Totally rideable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Fremont Older

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    Totally rideable.

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    When was that? Usually Fremont Older gets pretty sloppy on the upper fireroads.

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    Today from 4-5pm. If you go in from the reservoir side, up the Coyote Ridge dead end road from the picnic area, across the top and out the other side. Local knowledge.
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    Any idea if China camp or Rockville will be rideable tomorrow? If so, which would be the better choice to minimize any impact on the trails?

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    Something tells me Demo is going to need a few days to properly set in for the slop to go away.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
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    It's been raining non-stop in Grass Valley/Nevada City. Sooo much water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Fremont Older

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    Totally ridable, but from the imprint on the soil, looks like you collected some mud on the tires?

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    I collected some in my mouth.
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    It will be a good day to roam around today and drain puddles! Take photos and report back. Weekend is looking real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    It will be a good day to roam around today and drain puddles! Take photos and report back. Weekend is looking real good.
    I swear if the trails look good by Friday in Georgetown I may run around with a bilge pump! lol
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    I rode china camp early this morning (where's the weekly ride report thread?)
    Trail is pretty good, a few puddles/mud spots. I got called into work early so only got to where bayview meets ridge FR, but the frontside is definitely rideable. i'd wait a few days before you go to the backside, as it tends to stay wet longer.

    idk about rockville but last time i was there, it hadn't rained in weeks and there were still muddy spots and puddles everywhere. so maybe not the call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Today from 4-5pm. If you go in from the reservoir side, up the Coyote Ridge dead end road from the picnic area, across the top and out the other side. Local knowledge.
    Yeah, I know that route but don't ride it much because it takes much longer to get to. I'll have to check it out on rainy days, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosburn View Post
    idk about rockville but last time i was there, it hadn't rained in weeks and there were still muddy spots and puddles everywhere. so maybe not the call.
    I rode Rockville this weekend after the couple days of rain and it was Primo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDRN911 View Post
    Any idea if China camp or Rockville will be rideable tomorrow? If so, which would be the better choice to minimize any impact on the trails?
    Ride the better side of China Camp (outside of the state park), great drainage.
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    Carlmont was good today. Stayed off the "flow" trails that dont drain well, but the main areas were really good. I wouldn't go into waterdog though.

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    Both Fort Ord and Toro were perfect today. No mud, all traction.

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    Oat Hill was great. Rocks were slick but only a handful of puddles.

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    Ended up going to China Camp and the trails were better than I expected. A few puddles and slick spots, but otherwise great conditions.

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    I went to Israel......
    it was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Both Fort Ord and Toro were perfect today. No mud, all traction.
    next ride.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    I rode Rockville this weekend after the couple days of rain and it was Primo...
    Awww yee ill head up there friday then

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    First ride back from the broken collar bone today at JMP. Conditions were damn good aside from a couple slippery roots and rocks. The clavicle felt good, even hit a couple small jumps and didn't flinch. My climbing legs on the other hand not so good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Gigi View Post
    First ride back from the broken collar bone today at JMP. Conditions were damn good aside from a couple slippery roots and rocks. The clavicle felt good, even hit a couple small jumps and didn't flinch. My climbing legs on the other hand not so good..
    This is good to know (about JMP that is).

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    Waterdog probably had less puddles than Carlmont today

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    Crazy question for this time of year...anyone have a read on Downieville conditions? Supposed to be warm up there this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Crazy question for this time of year...anyone have a read on Downieville conditions? Supposed to be warm up there this weekend.
    Good question. Folks have been shreddin the Mt. Hough! Peak elevation, 6500 and lots of trail entrances before that height.

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    Ok, Thursday now... let's see some ridin photos in this thread. St. Joes or Fremont Older 4 me.

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    Mt. Diablo Clayton side is primo right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Crazy question for this time of year...anyone have a read on Downieville conditions? Supposed to be warm up there this weekend.
    A friend rode to the Mills Peak fire lookout before this last storm with minimal snow patches. I doubt it got a lot worse this last round. I bet you could get up to the waterfall from town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Good question. Folks have been shreddin the Mt. Hough! Peak elevation, 6500 and lots of trail entrances before that height.

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    Ok, Thursday now... let's see some ridin photos in this thread. St. Joes or Fremont Older 4 me.

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    We got a lot of rain this week, and the hough system was pretty muddy last weekend.

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    Any word on the lower south lake tahoe trails? I am going to be up this weekend, will probably bring my bike and try to see how some of the lower stuff is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Crazy question for this time of year...anyone have a read on Downieville conditions? Supposed to be warm up there this weekend.
    Third generation shuttle driver Billy Epps reckons the snow line is somewhere around the waterfall on Butcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Third generation shuttle driver Billy Epps reckons the snow line is somewhere around the waterfall on Butcher.
    Good to know BUT I don't even remember where the waterfall is.
    My wife and I ride this as a loop going up the fire road across from Union Flat campground then dropping into Butcher off a paved section (If I remember correctly- I also think we've started the downhill at the shuttle parking lot).

    I remember not long into the trail there is that bigger creek crossing that you drop down into. Where's the waterfall? Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Good to know BUT I don't even remember where the waterfall is.
    My wife and I ride this as a loop going up the fire road across from Union Flat campground then dropping into Butcher off a paved section (If I remember correctly- I also think we've started the downhill at the shuttle parking lot).

    I remember not long into the trail there is that bigger creek crossing that you drop down into. Where's the waterfall? Thanks!!!
    That could be it. In short probably 2/3 of the downhill should be good to go but you will have to ride it as an out and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Good to know BUT I don't even remember where the waterfall is.
    My wife and I ride this as a loop going up the fire road across from Union Flat campground then dropping into Butcher off a paved section (If I remember correctly- I also think we've started the downhill at the shuttle parking lot).

    I remember not long into the trail there is that bigger creek crossing that you drop down into. Where's the waterfall? Thanks!!!
    It's also known and better described as the Rock Garden. There's hardly any water there during the summer.

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    Thanks for the replies mtbrdan and FC.

    That will help dial me in- we're riding S Yuba Sat then heading up to D Ville through Monday. Might ride the N Yuba trail if the rocks aren't wet and/or there isn't mud then hit up the Divides. If we are really ambitious we could drive towards Graeagle and do the Mills Peak Lookout which then we'd certainly be compelled to stop by the Brewing Lair.

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