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    FALL/WINTER 2014 trail conditions. Ask/post conditions here:

    Happy 2014 everyone. New year, new trail conditions thread. Post 'em up here!

    I rode Coyote Ridge/Blue Sky/Indian Summer/HTMP service road up and turned around as the temps dropped 15 degrees and the snow squall hit me going up. Trail was still frozen but soft in places. Questionable on a warm day in spots. Hero dirt today though.
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    We tried riding Bluesky at 1 and it was a muddy mess we turned around after a few minutes.

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    as of 1/1/14 --- Walker is in great shape - snowy and slick in the forested part.

    Might get a bit sloppy by Friday on the South side near the creek if the weather gets as warm as they're saying

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    Hall Ranch is in good shape up to the loop on the Bitterbrush side, and could be too sloppy on the Antelope side if the snow starts melting today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Hall Ranch is in good shape up to the loop on the Bitterbrush side, and could be too sloppy on the Antelope side if the snow starts melting today.
    Nelson Loop was rideable yesterday because everything up there stayed frozen. It's going to be a junk show for several days once it warms back up though.

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    Anyone ride Waterton today?

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    What are the golden area trails like? Interested in mt Falcon, Matthew winters, lair o the bear etc,centennial cone.

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    North Table is in great shape and Green Mountain is pretty good as well.

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    Chimney Gulch is in good shape with only 1 small area with mud (right before the first switchbacks). Grippy snow once you pass Windy Saddle. Plz don't ruin the XC ski paths.

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    re: FALL/WINTER 2014 trail conditions. Ask/post conditions here:

    Centennial cone is closed till February for hunting and after that Elk range and possibly other trails are closed till June...While they replace the Elk.

    Otherwise most trails I've ridden in golden are great in the mornings before they thaw out.

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    This may be a long shot, but how much snow fell in Golden? I'm hoping that an early morning ride tomorrow is possible, when the ground is frozen of course.

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    re: FALL/WINTER 2014 trail conditions. Ask/post conditions here:

    Green mountain just now...


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    Gracias. Looks like waiting a few days may be the best option.

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    Just got back from Picture Rock. Great riding. The snow was packed and fast. I was able to make it a mile or so past the old car with skinny tires. With a fatbike, it'll all be delicious.
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    re: FALL/WINTER 2014 trail conditions. Ask/post conditions here:

    Quote Originally Posted by mtg7aa View Post
    This may be a long shot, but how much snow fell in Golden?
    6-8" It's compacted a bit and the trails are surely packed down by now so you should be fine.

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    Rode Green Mountain Saturday and Sunday. Totally ridable frozen. Rooney Valley and Hayden trails 90+% packed.

    Edit: Monday's wind probably filled in much of the packed trails.
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    How's it looking over in Golden this afternoon? I'm thinking of riding early tomorrow morning.

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    Rode Green Mountain Friday evening. Parked the fat bike and took the trail bike. Rode the south side Green Mountain trail, up Rooney Valley trail and down John O Hayden trail. Mixed bag in terms of conditions. Green Mountain trail is maybe 70% clear of snow and what little snow there is, is heavily packed down. Rooney Valley was probably 80+% clear and Hayden maybe 50% clear. Hayden kept surprising me with snot-slick icy patches. Much more snow on the sides of the trail on Hayden too. Not as much wind as I expected but forecast to pick up overnight Friday night. A couple of pics - south side GM and top of Rooney Valley trails:
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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    I rode the Dirty Bismarck tonight. There's still lots of snow on it though I t's just doable on a skinny when it is all frozen. There are parts where you will need to push but not too many.

    My rating 0 - no snow, 10 totally covered.

    Mayhoffer Single tree - 4 (quite a few drifts)

    Cowdrey Draw - 8 (nearly entirely covered with some lines in places. I had to push in a couple of spots due to soft, fresh drifts)

    Community Ditch - 3 (good dry line for most of it)

    Greenbelt Plateau - 4 (mostly snowy with a line on the north side, mostly dry on the South side. Found I did a lot of "snow hops" on this as there are regular drifts across the track were there are trees. The drifts are about 2ft wide and 1ft high. They're pretty fun to hop over.

    High Plains
    - north of creek - 2 mostly dry and fast

    - south of creek and north of the twisties on the hills - 6 mostly snow but there is a line and it's rideable.

    - south end near the wind turbines - 10 - total snow cover, big drifts, lots of pushing.

    Coalton Trail
    - North east heading section - 10 - total snow cover, approx 6 inches deep. There are rideable tire tracks though. Snow is quite "messy" here.

    - section heading north - 10 - 100% snow cover up to a foot deep in places. This entire section is one huge smooth snow drift that continues for the entire length. It's hilarious as the drift is so dense and firm it is actually smooth riding on a skinny!

    - section heading east to trail head - 1 - mostly clear and dry.

    Meadowlark trail - 4 - mix of snow and dry. Decent lines on all of it though. Easy to ride.

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    If anyone rides GM today can you please post up ride conditions. From afar, the south side looks pretty clear of snow. Need to do a shakedown ride and setup of my new ride.

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    Thanks for the report Normsk. This last snow sure is taking its time going away.

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    Anyone out on the bike this afternoon?

    Where'd you ride, how was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    This last snow sure is taking its time going away.
    This week looks to be a warm one. Although the skiing has been a delight, I've been thinking about the bike. Hoping to get out there soon.

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    Sunday evening loop around Green Mountain - looked like it was still pretty soft and muddy in many spots unfrozen.

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    Palmer Park was great Saturday with packed snow and almost no mud.

    As always Templeton trail is there to remind me that I am better at buying bikes than riding them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the need View Post
    This week looks to be a warm one. Although the skiing has been a delight, I've been thinking about the bike. Hoping to get out there soon.
    Thursday/Friday should be good, weekend should be awesome if the forecast holds
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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    Should see some dirt by Friday but lots of slop out there now with temps up.

    NTM was fine on gravel roads but singletrack was all knobbie caking mud. Stayed on gravel but saw a few deep ruts blazed across the singletrack. Besides the impact to the trail I would think the several hour bike cleaning session would be deterrent enough.
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    Three Sisters was snowpacked/icy on Sunday (it was below freezing). It was okay with studded tires, but it might have been somewhat hard to ride on skinny tires without studs.

    Somebody rode it (at least the northern part) on Saturday when it was well above freezing and left huge ruts in what was then slush. Anything that high and in the trees shouldn't be ridden when it's above freezing until May or so.

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    Anyone been out to Buffalo Creek, Mt Falcon, or Devils Backbone? Trail up in fort collins is still pretty wet and we are looking for some dry trail worth driving to.
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    Anything dry on the FR yet? Dakota? North Table? Too early?

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    Hoping to ride a bunch this weekend while my wifie is out of town. Recommendations within a couple hours of Denver? Is Pueblo dry? Buff Creek? Curt Gowdy?

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    We got a couple inches of snow in Golden yesterday. Probably still pretty sloppy. Maybe by the weekend?

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    About 5 or 6 years ago I ran a trail over by Palmer Lake (S. on I-25) I wonder how any of those trails are doing snow/ice wise.

    Can anyone remind me of the name of these trails. I remember they were pretty tame trails.

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    Marshall Mesa trails drying at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Anyone been out to Buffalo Creek, Mt Falcon, or Devils Backbone? Trail up in fort collins is still pretty wet and we are looking for some dry trail worth driving to.
    Devil's Backbone is still pretty sloppy in the afternoon. Checked it out today (Wednesday). I'm sure up top is a go, all the rock, but getting to it is the problem. Sloppy. I'll stop by prolly this weekend for update.

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    Pueblo is dry according to their webpage. Trail Conditions: 1/15/2014 - The trails are mostly dry, however the tumbleweeds remain a problem in some areas.

    Heading down on Saturday for a nice 30 miles or so. Temps in the 60s. Look out for white legs....
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    Waterton Canyon or anywhere like that rideable this time of year? Lair? Is lair still closed? White Ranch?

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    Tonight I rode the north loop of Reservoir Ridge (Fort Collins) starting from the Overland trailhead. Man was it windy! It was almost guilt free riding, but there were still a few patches of mud in shaded NE to NW-facing slopes. It will probably be good to go by Friday afternoon or Saturday.

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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    Quote Originally Posted by cable_actuated View Post
    Tonight I rode the north loop of Reservoir Ridge (Fort Collins) starting from the Overland trailhead. Man was it windy! It was almost guilt free riding, but there were still a few patches of mud in shaded NE to NW-facing slopes. It will probably be good to go by Friday afternoon or Saturday.
    That's good to hear. We need some place to ride! The only positive aspect of the windy conditions we got was probably drying the trails faster.
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    Any one been to Palmer Park in CO Springs? Considering a Saturday Trip if it's mostly dry dirt.

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    Was it mostly packed snow? Or packed snow and dirt? Just curious.
    Thinking about heading down there.


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    Palmer Park was great Saturday with packed snow and almost no mud.

    As always Templeton trail is there to remind me that I am better at buying bikes than riding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfowkes View Post
    Hoping to ride a bunch this weekend while my wifie is out of town. Recommendations within a couple hours of Denver? Is Pueblo dry? Buff Creek? Curt Gowdy?
    Maybe the lowers at Gowdy (reservoir system) could be good to go, but I'm guessing the uppers (mountain system) are still snowed in and will require a lot of hike-a-biking through deep snow. I don't know of anyone who has been there super recently, but not much here has changed weather wise since the last update I knew of

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    I just ran out at North Table Mountain. The trail along 93 and gravel doubletrack up top are all fine, and Rim Rock is 99% dry. I didn't run any of the trails over on the east side, but they typically stay sloppy a bit longer.

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    Just got back from a Maxwell, Shoreline, Reservoir Ridge loop in Fort Collins. Lots of wet spots in Maxwell and shoreline. The saddle back at the the top of Maxwell looked like it was all standing water in the daytime it was frozen when I road it. Also lots of spots with ice and snow still on the trail. I wouldn't think its going to be much fun in the middle of the day this weekend.

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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    Any thoughts if capt jacks in the springs will be good to ride by Sunday?


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    Anyone know about trail conditions on Blue Sky? Hoping to hit it this weekend, if it is decent enough.

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    Bobcat Ridge Natural Area CLOSED

    Bobcat Ridge is closed to all activities due to wet and muddy conditions. Rangers check trail conditions daily, and will reopen the site when conditions improve.

    Thanks for your cooperation and understanding during trail or site closures.

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    Tried to ride DBB today.... made it about 200 yards before I turned back. Peanut butter mud and still more snow to melt.
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    North Table is dry dry dry. Also windy windy windy.

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    White Ranch is good to go in the morning on Belcher. Just past the dentists' sand box there's a section full of glare ice where you have to be very careful. The rest of Belcher up to Round Up is dry. Round Up had a lot of snow drifts still. We didn't try Longhorn- assuming it's not g2g.

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    anyone been out on Green Mountain?

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    For what it's worth I picked this up on FB

    Buffalo Creek (01/15/2014): Buffalo Creek is rideable. Rode up Sandy Wash and back down today. (normally don't ride up it but we were afraid that Gas House Gulch might be unrideable)

    Sandy Wash was rideable all the way to the top and then we rode back down it. Miller Gulch looked to be unrideable, at least trying to go up it from the top of Sandy Wash. One might be able to ride down it but the snow was very deep on Miller Gulch.

    We didn't ride Charlies Cutoff at all but from what we could see at the top of Sandy Wash it looked very rideable.

    I do not know how Hello Kitty or Pretty Kitty or whatever it is looks. From the way the rest of the terrain looked out there it is probably rideable. I'll post video of the trail conditions on Sandy Wash in a little bit once uploaded. Buffalo Creek in January = Awesome!

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    South and west sides of green mountain were in good condition. I rode up part of zorro. Stay away from zorro.

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    Rode from the Overland trail head up Michaud ln and around Reservior ridge in fort collins today. Only a few muddy spots, and not too much wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Any one been to Palmer Park in CO Springs? Considering a Saturday Trip if it's mostly dry dirt.
    If you go would you mind posting conditions? I'm thinking of heading down Sunday morning but don't want to ride in mud and/or do any trail damage.

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    Fort Collins:

    as of my ride at 4:00pm 1/17/14
    Maxwell: Lower is good. Messy above switchback
    Shoreline: couple of short soft spots, but generally good
    Michaud: good to go

    From facebook friends 1/17 pm and 1/18 am:
    Reservoir Ridge loop: good
    Towers: good
    Blue Sky: messy spots
    Coyote Ridge: very muddy - avoid

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    Marshall Mesa trails

    Even though I live in Louisville and ride these damned things 20+ times a year I can't remember High Plains from Dowdy Draw so with that in mind...

    The double track heading from/towards Hwy 128 is snow packed but totally rideable and there are a few sections between the double track and the southern parking lot on 93 that are melting quickly and will likely be on the BMA "bad practice" showcase.

    On the west side of 93 the "middle" trail is snowpacked and melting. I wouldn't recommend that route. The switchbacks are in great shape as they're still frozen but after the creek it becomes a mess. I would absolutely recommend staying away from this for the next few days. THe trails leading to the Springbrook lolipop look like they will be a complete mess for the next few days.

    Back to the East side of 93 - the north west trails are in pretty good shape but once you make your way back up to the area by the lake it's kind of a shit mess. I wouldn't recommend riding these trails for a few days either.

    Half tempted to go shovel some of that to help it dry out a little faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    North Table is dry dry dry. Also windy windy windy.
    To add to this I rode it this morning. The only soft conditions you will come across are on Rim Rock. At 9am it was frozen and great, but by 10am it was turning to mud.

    Still, with that in mind NTM is 99% dry.

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    Just back from BC. Road up Morrison and down Shinglemill. Road in was snowpacked in a lot of spots but rideable for the most part. Closer to Morrison there was one extremely icy section that was very difficult to even walk your bike around. Trails were pretty rideable. A few spots that had some ice that I walked but should be rideable by people that know how to ride on ice. They were short sections so not a pain to walk. Ran into a guy with fat tires and he said the top of Baldy, the road and Charlie's were pretty rough last weekend. Overall a pretty good ride for January.

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    As a fellow Louisvillite, let me edit this for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head View Post
    Even though I live in Louisville and ride these damned things 20+ times a year I can't remember High Plains from Dowdy Draw so with that in mind...

    The double track heading from/towards Hwy 128 is snow packed but totally rideable (COALTON TRAIL)

    and there are a few sections between the double track and the southern parking lot on 93 that are melting quickly and will likely be on the BMA "bad practice" showcase. (HIGH PLAINS TRAIL)

    On the west side of 93 the "middle" trail is snowpacked and melting. I wouldn't recommend that route. (FLATIRONS VISTA - NORTH)

    The switchbacks are in great shape as they're still frozen but after the creek it becomes a mess. (DOUDY DRAW)

    I would absolutely recommend staying away from this for the next few days. THe trails leading to the Springbrook lolipop look like they will be a complete mess for the next few days.

    Back to the East side of 93 - the north west trails are in pretty good shape (COAL SEAM, MARSHALL VALLEY, COMMUNITY DITCH)

    but once you make your way back up to the area by the lake it's kind of a shit mess. I wouldn't recommend riding these trails for a few days either. (COWDREY DRAW)

    Half tempted to go shovel some of that to help it dry out a little faster

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    Rode @ ridgeline in Castle Rock this afternoon, and it was a complete mess. Lots of mud and lots of trail damage, I would avoid it. Anyone know how Falcon in the springs is holding up?

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    Rode Dakota from Colfax today. Couple wet spots that will only get better with tomorrows warm weather. Last section from Alameda up and over is closed for no other reason besides the entrance to Red Rocks on the other side is being repaired. Plan accordingly.

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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    Did an out-n-back on Belcher with the Round Up loop at White Ranch on Friday morning. Many snows on Round Up, and sections of glare ice death on Belcher.

    Heard from a buddy that North Table was riding amazing as of today, very little mud or snow.

    I'm in Salida for the weekend, and the S-Mountain Trail system is in great shape.
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    Rode down at Pueblo today. Lots of tumbleweeds on Inner Limits, cant ride Waterfall since it is packed in with them and most other trails you can ride over them.
    We did Conduit, Duke, Rodeo, Cuartro Cinco, Keyhole, South Shore, Driftwood, Pedros, Pronhorn, Inner, Outer, Log drop (only till the tumbleweeds stopped us) and Rock Canyon.
    Lots of people out enjoying the 60* day. Shorts and shortsleeves were the norm. It is dry as a bone down there.
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    Yes, I was down in Pueblo today too. Totally dry everywhere and very light wind with sunshine today. The tumbleweeds are amazing in some of the gullies. I've never seen so many just completely clogging to the point of being impassible on some trails. Still plenty of open stuff to ride though!
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    Yes, it's amazing how many tumbleweeds are in the gullies at Pueblo. Rode Outer Limits on Friday. Tried to ride Inner Limits and got tumbleweeded out. The sad thing is that now there are braids everywhere to the point where you can't tell sometimes what is the real trail and what is braid.

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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    Riding up the first climb after the tunnel at BlueSky was very muddy. I turned around and rode the road. I think that the trail after turning and facing the east side should be dry, but I didn't want to take chances.
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    Any update on Walker Ranch, hall or Heil?

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    The BMA trail conditions has Picture Rock still closed. No way to access the Heil trails directly that I know of without going up Lefthand Canyon, which I assume is still closed. The Nelson loop at Hall is closed too. Walker is anyones guess but will likely be quite slushy with the warm weather.
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    Blue Sky - sloppy muddy mess. Made it to the tunnel and asked some hikers how the rest was and they said just as bad.

    Maxwell - all dry except ice/mud at switchback and at the very top

    Shoreline - dry

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    Rode North Table today and it was pretty windy but real dry and fun. Rim trail had the most wet spots but not bad at all.

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    Bitterbrush trail at Hall Ranch was great today. Rock garden was dry and nice, a little mud up top but not too bad. Nelson loop is still closed.

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    Rode Walker Ranch this weekend. Initial start, going CCW, was dry and fast! First climb was rideable with some snow/ice. Middle climbs and descents in the less sunny areas were icy at times. Back half had some dry runs on the descents and was fun. Overall was rideable, just make good decisions for your own safety and to minimize trail impact.
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    Anyone know how marshal Mesa is? Mudfest or has it dried up yet?

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    There is a good report from a couple days ago up the page a little ways. Still pretty muddy probably.

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    Rode Falcon at the Air Force base in the springs this weekend, it was in near perfect shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainringX2 View Post
    If you go would you mind posting conditions? I'm thinking of heading down Sunday morning but don't want to ride in mud and/or do any trail damage.
    Rode Palmer on Saturday. Everything was in excellent condition. A little bit of hard pack snow on the north side down low but all is rideable.

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    Rode Palmer Park Saturday. All the trails are in excellent shape. We encountered a small amount of hard pack snow on Palmer Point trail (north facing) near Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Everything was completely rideable.

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    N. Table was perfect today.

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    Bear Creek Lake Park (Monday) - a couple of muddy spots and several very soft spots. Mt Carbon north side still snow and ice packed.

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    Has anyone been to green mountain in the last couple of days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake_kth View Post
    Has anyone been to green mountain in the last couple of days?
    Good to go. Sadly, it's still mind numbingly boring but good to go none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Good to go. Sadly, it's still mind numbingly boring but good to go none the less.
    Try riding it the other direction

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    Winter 2014 - Post FR trail conditions/ask questions here:

    I rode Marshall Mesa and Flatirons tonight. I got back from the ride and my bike was not even dirty!

    Now the caveat is that the trails had refrozen so I'll give my estimate based on what I think they will be like thawed in the day...

    Mayhoffer-Singletree 100% dry except the last section from the gate to S.66th. Expect soft to muddy conditions there.

    Cowdrey Draw 80% dry. Most of the potential muddy spots have a dry line through it.

    Marshall Valley - mostly dry. Expect a few soft spots in warm conditions. WARNING if riding in frozen conditions there is off camber sheet ice on the main trail by the white rocks. I wiped out big time on that (it's the same color as the rocks) and I could not even stand on it.

    Coal Seam - mostly dry but patches of compacted snow/ice that will likely cause soft spots. Few and far between though. WARNING the switchback up to community ditch is sheet ice when frozen. VERY DANGEROUS!

    Greenbelt Plateau (from technical steps to wide track) 80% dry. Some snow/ice to be aware off but is easily avoided.

    Single track next to Greenbelt Plateau - mostly dry. Though spots that are usually muddy are. The rest is good.

    Flatiron Vista - North 80% dry. Increasing amounts of compacted snow/ice as you get up in the trees to be aware of but mostly easy riding. Expect softer conditions near the top.

    Flatiron Vista South - totally dry - but if was hard for me to notice the conditions as I was flat out in descent mode

    Doudy Draw (through switchbacks and into the intersection with Springbrook) 40% compacted snow and ice. Switchbacks aren't too bad but after that it may be very muddy. Easy to ride when frozen. Hard to tell if it will go back to mud when thawed or if it is mostly dry now.

    I started on Springbrook but the trail was mostly off camber ice. After my last crash on ice I gave it a rest and turned round. I did see the light of another rider on Springbrook so I would say its rideable if you want to risk the ice.

    Apart from crashing on the ice I had an awesome ride. I don't think the trails have been this good so far this year. Go ride it before it snows again on Wednesday night!
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    South Ridge at Horsetooth Mountain Park was great in the southern exposed areas. Northern exposures had ice and snow pack. Towers Road was in pretty good shape. North Stout has a long way to go with lots of snow and ice. I spoke to a few riders coming off Blue Sky and they said to avoid it for a few more days as it is still messy and soft, especially from the parking lot to the tunnel climb.

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    Fingers crossed that we don't get much snow tonight... or that it melts by the weekend.

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    Any updates on Hall? I've got some time off this afternoon.

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    Bitterbrush is bone dry with the exception of the part between Antelope and the top bench. Antelope is good also. Nelson loop is still closed.
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    Funny that the part the county "fixed" is always in the worst shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Funny that the part the county "fixed" is always in the worst shape.
    Not surprised. Every man made surface I saw came out worse in the flooding that natural surfaces. That kitty litter they put down sure washes away quite easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Funny that the part the county "fixed" is always in the worst shape.
    Weird, its like ol' mother nature knows what she's doing.

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    ^^^ Both correct. It also has something to do with it being the worst designed section of trail in Boulder County.

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    Any update on Hall after the snow?

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    How is stuff around Fort Collins looking since the snow?

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    I'm thinking it's going to be muddy for a good bit here in FTC. We got a weekend to try and dry out but another storm rolls in Sunday night. Not looking ideal...

    Figures...I built my new 29er a few days ago and all I can do is stare at it.

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    any word on hall ranch

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    Is Table Mountain or Green Mountain dry again after this last snow? Thanks!

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    Is Chimney Gulch good to go? Looking at heading down from Summit today. Will probably hit Green Mtn. if CG is wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooshee View Post
    How is stuff around Fort Collins looking since the snow?
    If you get out early, DBB and Bluesky are pretty good while still frozen. Bluesky looked like it's been a mess. There was plenty of frozen puddles in the trail that are going to turn to soup when it warms up if they haven't already. Backbone was in much better shape overall, we were off the trail about 10:30 and things were just starting to soften up. The usual spot right before the start of Laughing Horse looked it will be the worst spot, the lower section between the lot and heart attack hill was getting soft but not sloppy like Bluesky looked.

    Best bet is still to get it early while still frozen though.

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