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    Whats open at Lake Tahoe so far?

    we're thinking about driving to tahoe for some rides this week?
    Any information about trail-conditions?

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    Here's a link for ya, Keep! Tahoe Trail Conditions | I've only ridden Armstrong Connector and Corral from that list, but they were super fun and beautiful.

    Hopefully, there will be an update tomorrow. It's looking pretty good up there, and the snow is melting fast.
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    thx doug!
    nice to see you guys are so well organized over here.
    thx to the guys running the page linked by dirtvert. very useful.

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    Here is your north lake/truckee update from what I'm hearing/have riden. Snow level is at about 7k on the crest side of the valley and at about 7500 on the east side of the valley, obviously more on north facing than south:
    1) Sawtooth network including schaffer, 2 bridges, lor axe, smiley face, etc - all open and in GREAT shape
    2) Animal to drunken deer - open
    3) JPs - open
    4) Yogi - open about 1/2 way up where you will hit snow
    5) Tahoe City Nordic Center - mostly open
    6) Western States out of Squaw - open to the wall where you will hit some snow
    7) Missing link - I heard it was mostly open with some snow in the deep valley
    8) TRT off of 267 towards Rose - Open on the up hill section with deep snow on the two downhills (as of Saturday) and the break offs down to KB are also in great shape
    9) DLRT out of Negro - Looks snow free but don't know - John S you been up there yet?
    10) deer creek - also heard it was open
    11) Truckee Pump Track - open and AWESOME!!!

    Here is some of what is still under snow:
    1) TRT between 267 and TC
    2) Bob Watson
    3) Cena Lar
    4) HITG
    5) Upper DLRT
    6) TRT out of the Mt Rose area


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    Some images from over the weekend, 70's temps and trail conditions are fantastic

    Making the trip on the way back down more fun!





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    On Saturday, grabbed the wife, a friend and the single speed and rode Commemorative Emigrant Trail. Nary a hint of moisture. Very warm too.

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    Thanks WR. Planning on hitting JP and Animal this w-e.
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    Does anyone have a map with trail names? I'm not familiar with Tahoe...I will be at North Shore on 5/9/13-5/13/13 for a wedding. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Fenominal fotoes, T BC. Now, let's work on you're spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Fenominal fotoes, T BC. Now, let's work on you're spelling.
    Speelling is over rated, just lokk at the purdy foto's

    From today (yes the falls are rid-able right now)


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    DLRT out of negro canyon is good to Summit lake then you hit snow.

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    anyone know the status of Tyrolean? TAMBA website says it's open, just curious of what the conditions are like.

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    Flume trail is open, some really annoying (swamplike) snowfields at lake marlette.
    Most of the whole track is just awesome. Shuttle is not active (starts on 11th may) so we went back the same track back and collected some bonus-climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle mama View Post
    Does anyone have a map with trail names? I'm not familiar with Tahoe...I will be at North Shore on 5/9/13-5/13/13 for a wedding. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Yep, http://mountainbiketahoe.org/trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    Thanks bro

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    Long shot, but is anybody willing to show me around Animal/LLoyds tomorrow morning?
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    There were thunderstorms in Truckee Sat and Sunday evening. Trails were primo on Sunday.
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    Whats open at Lake Tahoe so far?

    Traffic reports talking about chains required over Donner Summit this morning. I'd be willing to bet that there are fewer trails ready to go today.


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    Heck it's snowing at lake level today, it will melt quick though, trails were phenomenal yesterday, before the rain trails were already getting dusty, gonna be a long summer, hope for many more of these storms.

    Here is a video of BigBoulder on Saturday trying out a full suspension bike he thinking of buying, not quit set up for him yet and not quite used to not being on a fully rigid, but he still rode ok (got a reel full of bloopers from the trails we rode earlier )




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    Great video! I can't wait to get up there.

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    Can't believe how dry that looks! Not that way today I would think....
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Trails were getting dusty last week, but itís been raining and snowing for the last 2 days... get ready for awesome riding this weekend! And first South Tahoe Trail Day is May 19th - working on lower Toads. I bet could be open around Memorial Day.

    Weíve been keeping the conditions updated weekly here: Tahoe Trail Conditions Updated 5/5/2013 |

    I donít have good recon on the North Shore, so if anyone has better info, let me know. Also, hereís a few photos taken recently from our friend Rick Gunn (adventure rider, writer, photographer).











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    Great video, can't wait to close on our house near there and get going!

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    Yeah, has anyone ridden Tyrolean yet? Seems like it would be too high to be clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swell Guy View Post
    Yeah, has anyone ridden Tyrolean yet? Seems like it would be too high to be clear.
    I went up there on Saturday, quite the adventure. The lower half is in awesome condition, but there is lots of snow up top still. We originally parked up top, but after riding through a couple snow patches we realized our folly and went down to the halfway trailhead via the road. Everything from that point down is fast, tacky, awesomeness!

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