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    Mt. Pinos is primed and ready.

    Looks like the snow never came. No downed trees no obstacles just the perfect beauty you expect from Pinos. A little snow patch at the start of south ridge but thats it.

    Now go and have fun.

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    Good to know. Thanks for the update.
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    I am so there Saturday
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    I have been axiously awaiting this news. I am there next week.

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    Any patches of snow on the Harvest trail down from the XC center?

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    Pic taken yesterday from right where you drop off the Nordic Center lot to Harvest. That snow will be gone soon-- heat wave coming!!
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    Rode it yesterday - didn't see but a bike or two out there.

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    Thanks for the pic! Looks more than ready to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyDi
    Pic taken yesterday from right where you drop off the Nordic Center lot to Harvest. That snow will be gone soon-- heat wave coming!!
    any mud on the trail at all???
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    I should clarify that we were hiking, not biking-- a family thing. Stargazing lot to the top and back was plenty for my motley crew. For those who enjoy that bonus 2 mile climb, there are a few lingering patches of slushy snow in shady places on and around the road, just enough for kids to stomp around on and have a blast. One sno-melt puddle and moisture without mud. The actual summit, however, is perfectly clear and dry. Here I'm being mocked (I think) for making my boy bring his jacket on such a nice day:
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    rode it two weeks ago - fine and fun.
    fastest trail around.

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    Our club is having a ride there on the 1st! Thanks for the heads up!

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    i haven't been up there in 20+ years.

    what type of riding typifies the area? is there any DH trails? gimme some beta, plz.
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    Both XC and Dh. Be strong and climb it or pound beers and bomb it, your choice. I love it both ways......Hey......That sounds.......

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    Thanks for the info. I am planning a ride there over Memorial Day Weekend. I am so glad the snow is almost gone. Best trail to ride when you want to beat the heat in the Valley!
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    trail is in great shape.....some parts smoothed over in the last year........no snow on the trail.....about 4 or 5 patches to the side,....temps were perfect.....only problem is the people who have rode the trail already this year..they blown out some turns toward the bottom..........you brake before the turns not during them
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    Hey Folks,

    I love in Nipomo just north of Santa Maria on the coast and was wondering if it is worth the hike over to Mt. Pinos to bike the trail? And are there other trails in the area that are worth visiting as well? How long would it take to get there as well. Thanks for help.

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    Man, after this hot weekend, need to get some elevation so I don't die from heat stroke. Pinos should be nice for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    Hey Folks,

    I love in Nipomo just north of Santa Maria on the coast and was wondering if it is worth the hike over to Mt. Pinos to bike the trail? And are there other trails in the area that are worth visiting as well? How long would it take to get there as well. Thanks for help.
    2hour drive?? for one trail.....I would look for some rides in San luis Obispo...great area with trails there
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    trail is in great shape.....some parts smoothed over in the last year........no snow on the trail.....about 4 or 5 patches to the side,....temps were perfect.....only problem is the people who have rode the trail already this year..they blown out some turns toward the bottom..........you brake before the turns not during them
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    Rode it 2 weeks ago. we did it 3 times that day. the top half is sick, nice jumps. can't wait to get back up there.

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    Rode it this morning, what an epic ride, the temp at the bottom was 48 and cloudy, it was quite moist out, enough to where the trail was insanely tacky. About a third of the way up the climb encountered the first small patch of snow, by the time I reached the first campground area, (where there's a cutoff for another trail), everything had a nice blanket of white, including the trees, no snow on the actual trail however, which was awesome. The temp at the top was hovering around 30-32 degrees, after the descent, we shuttled back up to the top for another run downhill. It was killer bunches of snow were falling from the trees and nailing you on the downhill. So fast and flowy, plus the whoops at the top are a blast.

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    some pics....dry and dry
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    Thanks for the updates! Got a group going up there this Tuesday (no hikers during mid-week!) for the 1st of many daytrips this year, so it should be good fun.

    @Okie Dokie, SMT is right, nothing worth the 2 hr drive west to Nipomo - the good stuff is 20 mins more north in the San Luis Obispo area. But then you're talking a full 2 hours NW of Pinos at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuke
    ..... (no hikers during mid-week!) ....
    The above statement is categorically untrue! Please be aware that hikers could be on the trail at any time. 'k? Thanks!
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