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    Apex CLOSED

    Trail was washed away.
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    It's raining again
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    Yowza. Pretty wet up here too. The ground is saturated and a lot of trails are muddy and staying muddy. It's been a long time since it's been this wet.

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    This is clearly the work of hikers. Damn hikers.

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    Apex CLOSED

    Still raining.
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    Y'all need to share that rain, only a few sprinkles here.
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    Sorry, my new bike is supposed to be in this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Y'all need to share that rain, only a few sprinkles here.
    No thank you. It's perfectly moist here. Keep it north.
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    Reports were that Chimney drained well and was fine this morning, but it's now raining again steadily in Golden. Be safe out there, not a dummy.
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    I didn't see any of the trail, but the daycare in Heritage Square was getting dug out at 6pm yesterday. There was ~6" of mud on the parking lot in places, and water flowing over the access road in a few spots. I think Apex trail has just relocated to further down the hill...
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    It's not called a gulch for nothing.

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    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
    if you try to climb the hill to DR when it is wet, you are guaranteed to be riding a 50 lb + rig and a trip to the car wash will be the only cure..
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    This is really gonna screw with my Strava times
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    not trying to start a riot or anything, but would the trail being washed away have anything to do with the recent "sanitation" of the trail.. I am no expert on the matters, but noticed it was much different the other day when I rode it..
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    Rio de Apex...



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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
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    wow.. thats crazy
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    What are the best set of tires for riding Rio de Apex?

    Holy shniky, saw another video of some guys newly poured concrete patio being spread across the guy's back yard. Have to wonder if they are completely off the grid not seeing the potential for that to happen. Then again, when was the last time a foot of hail fell in an hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    not trying to start a riot or anything, but would the trail being washed away have anything to do with the recent "sanitation" of the trail.. I am no expert on the matters, but noticed it was much different the other day when I rode it..
    Unlikely. More to do with way too much rain in a short period of time.

    That said... I suspect a lot of the sanitation will have been "fixed" by this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    it's been a long time since it's been this wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
    Yep, the Dakota Group is bounded on the east by the Pierre Shale and the Morrison Formation on the west. They're the slope forming units and they both contain large amounts of clay. The Pierre contains units of bentonite and the Morrison contains radioactive dinosaur bones. It's worth noting there is a uranium roll front along Turkey Creek where 285 cuts the hogback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobGolden View Post
    Then again, when was the last time a foot of hail fell in an hour?
    15-20 years ago.

    I grew up along Lena Gulch that Apex Gulch joins east of Heritage Rd. I'm sure it was near its banks seeing those photos from Apex. I've seen that stream go from one foot across to a torrent 15 feet deep in less than 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Yep, the Dakota Group is bounded on the east by the Pierre Shale and the Morrison Formation on the west. They're the slope forming units and they both contain large amounts of clay. The Pierre contains units of bentonite and the Morrison contains radioactive dinosaur bones. It's worth noting there is a uranium roll front along Turkey Creek where 285 cuts the hogback.

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    Yeah, okay... Radioactive ice rink...bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Yeah, okay... Radioactive ice rink...bad!
    Nah, no hotttness in the slippery, sticky stuff. It's all locked in the carbon bits in the sandstones: think hydrocarbons and fossils. So, the fun stuff on the top of the ridge has hot rocks. Makes the ride more interesting.

    *Note: no fear-mongering here. This stuff is harmless; unless, you wear a chunk around your neck. Just a geologic curiosity to appreciate. Besides, in 4.5 Ga half of that U will be Pb.

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    moar pix...





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    Your house is ok, WKD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Your house is ok, WKD?
    Yeah, thanks.
    Funny thing: I rowed Kenosha/Jefferson loop yesterday and bearly got a sprinkle. Came home post apocolypse. Rocks / mud in the street, branches down, piles of hail (not as much as other areas).
    Kinney Creek is just behind my house, and from what I hear, you could have rafted it.
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    DANG! Those pics look pretty nasty. That's a lot of big rocks to have been moved. Cant imagine the amount of water ripping down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
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    looks like some gap jumps are in order..
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    I walked up there last night to check it out (I live right next door). Believe it or not, there were a few people riding up Argos, leaving nice deep tracks in the mud.

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    Looks like a fun challenge when dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Nah, no hotttness in the slippery, sticky stuff. It's all locked in the carbon bits in the sandstones: think hydrocarbons and fossils. So, the fun stuff on the top of the ridge has hot rocks. Makes the ride more interesting.

    *Note: no fear-mongering here. This stuff is harmless; unless, you wear a chunk around your neck. Just a geologic curiosity to appreciate. Besides, in 4.5 Ga half of that U will be Pb.
    ...meanwhile the planet has been dated to 4.3 Ga old, no? HAH!
    Yeah, no worries. I knew about the Ken Carol cut's U vein. Used to play up in Steamboat's U mine too...nice techy/rocky ride up, BTW, if anyone headed up there wants to do a rock-lined climb. From all reports, it'll remind you of S. Mtn of Phoenix
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    A little JB Weld and that trail will be as good as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    looks like some gap jumps are in order..
    I was thinking the same thing...or at least a chance to test your bunny hop skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    looks like some gap jumps are in order..
    The rock on the far right would make a good ramp to launch going up hill.....

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    Dry High Plains, just two days ago.

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    Looks like Apex finally got interesting enough to ride again,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser View Post
    Looks like Apex finally got interesting enough to ride again,
    High speeds, blind corners, loose dirt, sharp rocks, water bars, confusing restrictions, angry hikers, off leash dogs, ear buds, attitudes, and now true GAP JUMPS! Whats not to love?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    15-20 years ago.

    I grew up along Lena Gulch that Apex Gulch joins east of Heritage Rd. I'm sure it was near its banks seeing those photos from Apex. I've seen that stream go from one foot across to a torrent 15 feet deep in less than 30 minutes.
    Nah, just 4 years ago, early July. Big honkin' storm blew through a small section of Lakewood. I remember it vividly since 1) it knocked down two trees in the yard, 2) I spent a full day with a chainsaw getting one of them off the roof of the house, and 3) the hail totaled my Outback. Yes. Totaled.

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    Washed out trails, lots of rock, wear your Helmet!

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    I like to see geology in action. Too bad there was no video of that flow in motion.
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    OHh sure

    It started a light mist here around 3 I thought HERO DIRT tomorrow morning. WRONG it turned into a full blown rain and hasn't stopped. All I'm going to get now is SLOPPY.

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    Was at Apex last night - hiked the lower all the way back - about 6 of those complete washouts - and I mean complete - i was blown away. Im guessing it will be a bit before this is resolved in any way - one of them was over 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep where it blew out the trail - i never realized there was much below the trail (i.e. where the river flowed and spring run off flows) - but wow - blown away by how wide open it now is after the mud, rocks and trees opened it all up.

    by the way - went up and over the top and back on Argos - did not see any deep tire tracks or "ruts" - saw tracks but the trail up there was far to hard and only ruts were where there was soft mud/sand/clay from fresh wash over those spots - what WAS amazing is that much of the trail up top was washed - and now left the rocky spine underbelly that has been covered by the years of sand and sediment build up - bottom line - its a completely new trail with all the changes and exposed rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudge View Post
    Nah, just 4 years ago, early July. Big honkin' storm blew through a small section of Lakewood. I remember it vividly since 1) it knocked down two trees in the yard, 2) I spent a full day with a chainsaw getting one of them off the roof of the house, and 3) the hail totaled my Outback. Yes. Totaled.
    That storm missed Golden and hit Wheat Ridge and Lakewood.

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    Kamper, got any more pics?
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    Apex CLOSED

    Wow...that is some impressive wash out... Gotta love CO! Always giving us new features to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    That storm missed Golden and hit Wheat Ridge and Lakewood.
    It hit So Go (Apex area), most everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods got some new roofing
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Damn this drought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    That storm missed Golden and hit Wheat Ridge and Lakewood.
    That's how I got my new roof & siding.
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