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    Anyone done a recon 'round Sourdough way yet?

    Well, hmmm?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Well, hmmm?
    I drove up to the Peaceful Valley end around 2 weeks ago, and there was still quite a bit of snow. I'm sure its melted out somewhat since then, but I'm guessing another week or two of warm temps before it would be worth attempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Well, hmmm?
    i'm going to head up there early next week for a little bit of exploratory poking about. probably tuesday or wednesday.

    will report my findings here.

    edit: doh. based on the further updates, my exploratory will be on the back burner and i'll ride something else that day.
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    My wife went and checked it out last night with the dog and said it looked in great shape. But she was only hiking because of the rain and didn't go all the way across to the other end.

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    here's a report (not mine) from a trail running website. sounds like it could be a while:

    On Saturday, I started out at the South TH for the sourdough trail - it was
    completely dry for a whole mile! Then we hit our first snow bank and another
    and another. For some reason, I kept going, hoping it would get better. It
    didn't, it got worse, much worse. After another 1 1/2 miles of 3-5' deep snow,
    postholing along the way, I decided to turn back. There wasn't a speck of dirt
    anywhere - all snow as far as I could see in all directions...OH yea, AND I had
    my mountain bike - SO, consider this a warning. This trail is weeks away from
    resembling anything rideable or runnable...

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    I rode the road bike up to Brainard a couple of days ago. 2+ feet of snow at Sourdough. I also rode past Camp Dick, same thing. It's going to be a while. Maybe MORE snow up there today?!! C.St.Vrain is almost ready. I hiked it the other day as well. Some folks were riding it, but leaving ruts in the mud.

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    One more data point via heresay: the nordic trails at Eldora have only been "really non-skiable" for a few days. The correlation isn't perfect, but the altitude is about the same.

    You could also keep an eye on the following, which is not far from the south end of Sourdough:
    http://culter.colorado.edu/exec/metpage/c1metpage_2.cgi

    I don't know how the snow instrument is set up there, but it's at least a starting point.

    Looks a little coolish and dampish today.....

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    haha, I've done that a few times before... it starts out great and quickly degrades.

    I'm thinking its 2-3 weeks out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    I rode the road bike up to Brainard a couple of days ago. 2+ feet of snow at Sourdough. I also rode past Camp Dick, same thing. It's going to be a while. Maybe MORE snow up there today?!! C.St.Vrain is almost ready. I hiked it the other day as well. Some folks were riding it, but leaving ruts in the mud.

    The north end of SD still has sizable drifts, even down on the trail leading up to SD and BPT. BPT still needs some time to dry. I rode that last week and turned around but did see some horse people up there oblivious to their tearing the sh!t out of it.

    As far as CSV, I've ridden that about 6 times already this year and would love to have you point out ruts?! There could be a couple of places that have muddy areas but on the first ride up there I stopped repeatedly to look for ruts and didn't see any. In fact I was pretty amazed at how well it handled water. Furthermore, I've been on it on back to back days and haven't seen any. Perhaps you're mistaking ruts with people skidding, which I did see. This coming from a guy who rides the road happily while trails up here dry.

    It has flurried a bit over the last two days up here but not sticking. My house and SD/BPT are two different things though. As far as CSV... I'd say she's good to go, minus the skidding of course.
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    More of the same

    Ran into some moto dudesSunday, they told me that there was still snow in the open parts of Camp Dick.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Good job!

    Snowing and sticking right now... er, I mean
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    Keep an eye on these snotel sites. When the snow's gone there, maybe a recon will be in order:

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/sn...ays=7&state=CO
    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/sn...ays=7&state=CO

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    Wow, same here...

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    How about Ned?

    Thinking of hitting some blue dots this weekend, if it won't damage any trails.

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    I hear that the lower Ned stuff (west mag) is starting to open up..dots are lower so assuming they didn't get much snow the last two days, they may be good. Ride, and post up a trail report....

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    Just got 2" of snow last night. (NED) Give it a few days to dry out Please. Its melting fast.

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    The dots are open, despite the 5 inches of snow that fell last night, which should all be melted out and dry by friday. Some dots may have an occasional remnant snow drift here and there.
    Upper west mag is still deep in snow I hear.
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    You got 5" of snow. Gotta love the Mountains.

    Yes upper W Mag still has lots of snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    Thinking of hitting some blue dots this weekend, if it won't damage any trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    Thinking of hitting some blue dots this weekend, if it won't damage any trails.
    Who are you and how did you get in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    You got 5" of snow. Gotta love the Mountains.

    Yes upper W Mag still has lots of snow.
    A little clarification please?

    So the trails immediately to the west of peak to peak have snow? Or does "upper W Mag" mean higher elevations than the stuff just to the west of peak to peak?

    And by blue dots, so all the stuff to the east of peak to peak is good to go?

    I'm trying to plan a Sunday ride, and it's either BC or Ned area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom
    A little clarification please?

    So the trails immediately to the west of peak to peak have snow? Or does "upper W Mag" mean higher elevations than the stuff just to the west of peak to peak?

    And by blue dots, so all the stuff to the east of peak to peak is good to go?

    I'm trying to plan a Sunday ride, and it's either BC or Ned area...
    The Dots should be good to go as will the Hobbit/habit trail by sunday. Anything above those still have large snow drifts and there is a ton of run offs making trails and access roads very sloppy. They're definatley going to take a while longer to be ridable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom
    A little clarification please?

    So the trails immediately to the west of peak to peak have snow? Or does "upper W Mag" mean higher elevations than the stuff just to the west of peak to peak?

    And by blue dots, so all the stuff to the east of peak to peak is good to go?

    I'm trying to plan a Sunday ride, and it's either BC or Ned area...
    The trails on the BMA maps were 95% good to go last Saturday. The rest, not so much.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    I'm scheduled to be on the first day of bike patrol on Saturday at west mag....hmmmm...

    This is going to be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I'm scheduled to be on the first day of bike patrol on Saturday at west mag....hmmmm...

    This is going to be interesting.
    We could probably use some of those responsible types on the Redstone ride since you sound like you're ready to bail on Ned...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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