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    Trail Conditions Report - Week of Dec. 5

    Ok, getting this last dumb storm out of the way. There could be some really good or really bad trail riding this weekend depending on where you go.

    So let's get the scoop on actual trail conditions.

    Honest reports and photos please. And don't venture out too early on the sloppy/sticky areas.

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    El Sereno All Good this AM

    A tad damp at 6:30am, and a few soft spots, but fine overall

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    granite bay was in pretty darn great shape tuesday afternoon, but then it rained a bunch more.

    Saw a few park rangers out there with wheelbarrows and shovels, filling in problem spots and ruts. Awesome!

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    As of Tuesday morning:

    Kennedy was (as usual) in fine shape on Tuesday morning.

    Dogmeat was a little slick in spots and a little rougher than usual near the top.

    Overgrown was in rough shape. Parts of the trail resembled riverbeds as much of the soil has been washed away, leaving the trail rutted and rocky... So in other words Overgrown was sweet! Once it gets some more traffic it will be even better. There was a large tree down near the bottom.

    I assume these trails will be fine this weekend. I am more interested in getting out on some singletrack. Hoping to get to Skeggs Thursday or Friday and Demo on Saturday morning.


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    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.
    I would venture to guess that it will be pretty sloppy for a few days - it rained pretty hard in the EB this morning and JM does not drain all that well, especially since it was probably already saturated from previous storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.
    Haven't been up to check, but I'd agree that JMP, Redwood, and Chabot will all be really muddy for quite a while. Some of the steeper stuff higher up will improve more quickly, but the low lying areas will be bad. A few days of wind and sun will make a big difference, but major bike cleaning will be needed for sure.

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    JMP & Redwood Park

    Give Mother Nature a chance to heal after the BIG storm. JMP needs some "Luvin" as in trail repair and drainage work. Give it a week, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.E. View Post
    Give Mother Nature a chance to heal after the BIG storm. JMP needs some "Luvin" as in trail repair and drainage work. Give it a week, please!
    Roger that!

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    China camp Tuesday still had trees down up top and was soupy on the lower part, rideable but not the normal fast fitness loop.

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    anyone know the condition of bay view trail in china camp? Looking to ride on Saturday. Thanks !

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    Gruver were you reading my thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondalegirl120 View Post
    Gruver were you reading my thoughts...
    LOL! ESP...

    I am trying to figure out where to ride this weekend, anyone got updates on Demo or Annadel?

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    The Oakland hills were actually pretty good this morning.

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    Still riding in Tahoe

    Tahoe's still going off on the lower trails below 7500'
    http://mountainbiketahoe.org/trails/trail-conditions/
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    The sun is finally out. Let the healing begin. We probably won't get any wind so no blow dry factor.

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    The little dirt single track next to the LGCT from Meridian to the perc ponds is Dialed! Too bad couldn't do a ride with like, hills....and stuff.

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    Just got in from a ride here in Aptos.

    still a little slick out there but each day it will improve a bunch!

    looks like a lengthy dry period for primo riding conditions are upon us!

    I got the Fort last Saturday just as the rain stopped. Should be sweet down there too!
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    Sorrel Seeker !!

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    Rode Skeggs yesterday. Things are pretty wet but not too muddy. Lots of trees down. I am going back out with a hand saw today!

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    Any update on China Camp?

    Have the day off and was thinking of heading over to China Camp later today. Anyone have any update on conditions there? Or even a guess?

    Thanks!

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    Havn't ridden china camp since the storm, probably soupy down low, puddle sections up top with branches/trees down. Overall CC drains pretty well but it probably won't be prime until Sunday, some shadier sections seem to hold water longer and there was another inch of rain on Tues/Weds.

    I would imagine that the frontside stuff (Shoreline,Bayview, etc) would be rideable and probably pretty popular this weekend.

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    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7yjyabCOfB4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Nice, you bike/tires look not very muddy. Ground must be nice out there, I was thinking it would be sloppy. Def going to hit that this weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7yjyabCOfB4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Location?

    Where is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7yjyabCOfB4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".
    that's awesome!

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    Anybody know about STCP for Saturday morning, tomorrow?
    Dion challenged me to a "no dabs climb up rocky ridge" and this is the last weekend I have before I go on vacation.
    Oh yeah. Do I still win if I take breaks, Dion?
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Just got back from China Camp and can confirm that conditions are pretty nice. A little running water here and there, but not too much mud - bike was relatively clean after the ride. Backside was very nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Have the day off and was thinking of heading over to China Camp later today. Anyone have any update on conditions there? Or even a guess?

    Thanks!

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    I just rode ECDM and brought a hand saw. Manzanita, Steam Donkey, Cross Cut, Crossover and Steam Donkey are now clear. It is drying out quickly out there. It is significantly drier than it was yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Where is this?
    Probably Washington or Kentucky or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    Probably Washington or Kentucky or something.
    Oh, must be that really famous "Washington / Kentucky / Japan" trail network system that I've heard so much about! Looks awesome. Rider probably went OTB because hit a rut going through the space-time continuum.

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    Anyone ride Skeggs / ECDM today? Would like to know how things are out there (Sierra Morena, Resolution, Manzanita...), would like to ride it this weekend. Thanks!

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    How was Skeggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Hoping to get to Skeggs Thursday or Friday and Demo on Saturday morning.
    Would love to hear how Skeggs was if you got out. Thanks.

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    Redwood Regional Park

    I did a run through Redwood park in the Oakland Hills this afternoon. Some parts of the fire roads are fully exposed, so they were relatively dry except for a few drainage areas (had to walk the bike through one spot). There was an occasional muddy puddle, but it felt so good to be out riding again!
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    Hit up Salmon Falls and it was just fine, a few small puddles and the creeks are flowing nice but nothing that would require hab to save the trails.

    A few trees down, the first being the downhill as you go right at the y (up and over the hill to the creek). On the downhill it is across the entire trail. I could not move it alone but a saw and one or two people and it is easily taken care of. The second tree is a different story. It is one that has been across the trail for quite a while. It is after the downhill mentioned above and on the way to peninsula campground. Last week the bottom of the trunk was 6 or so feet high and you could ride under it with ease. Today it is two feet off the ground. This will take a chainsaw and some labor to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Anyone ride Skeggs / ECDM today? Would like to know how things are out there (Sierra Morena, Resolution, Manzanita...), would like to ride it this weekend. Thanks!
    Same question.

    Thanks

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    Requesting update on Santa teresa county park again.
    Please, anybody?
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    Requesting update on Santa teresa county park again.
    Please, anybody?
    CLOSURES

    Dial the number. Hit 7 for closures. Hit 4 for STCP.

    They'll update when it's open.

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    sorry guys.
    Just wanted to know how it was so I could guesstimate whether it would be open tomorrow AM.
    Guess I'll just have to wait.
    Thanks for the info though, IAmHolland.
    EDIT: Yep, closed since Monday, at least. Prolly be closed tomorrow too, cuz of the clay-like dirt at STCP. Sigh... Maybe Demo or Gap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Would love to hear how Skeggs was if you got out. Thanks.
    Never made it to Skeggs... Too much work this week to get in a Skeggs visit.

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    Anyone know if Demo or Skeggs is closed?
    I really don't care about conditions so long as I'm allowed to ride and won't destroy the trails.
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    Anyone know if Demo or Skeggs is closed?
    I really don't care about conditions so long as I'm allowed to ride and won't destroy the trails.
    afaik they don't ever close as a whole.

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    Canada Del Oro

    I rode Canada Del Oro yesterday thinking we hadn't had much rain in a few days, but it was still way too saturated in many spots. Even with the Canonndale and the low-profile tires I was creating ruts. I decided to cut the ride short. The trails need a little more time to dry, IMO.
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    Diablo was dry whe're the trails were still in tact

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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    Are we putting air in the tires today?

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    Demo is in great shape... Some down trees and trail debris, but the dirt is really good. Get out there.

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    Annadel SP Saturday AM 12/8

    Slick.
    I took out the 4X bike which is a handful under the best conditions. Only climbed Warren Richardson and descended North Burma.
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    Good job! Demo is good!

    Major downed tree on the ridge trail "wall" that requires a major hike around. Braille and Sawpit are in great shape! Tomorrow should be even better.

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    yep, demo was good.

    Edit: I have to say, demo is really something this time of year. the downed trees sucked, but I took a nice casual ride reminiscing about the seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Demo is in great shape... Some down trees and trail debris, but the dirt is really good. Get out there.
    I'm going again tomorrow.

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    China camp loop was awesome! Slippery sucker but super fun! Bike came out pretty clean Bayview to ridge trail has two trees down (carry bike over one and sneak under the other no big deal) Will post pics when I get home tonight...great ride ready for more! Waterdog tomorrow? Any updates?

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    Indeed, China Camp is terrific; the down trees are all easy to get across. 5% dry, 90% perfect dirt, 5% mud. Whoopee!

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