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    High Country condition guesses.

    I have a friend coming up from Texas to ride in Early June. anyone care to guess as to what sort of high country riding mught be available in the state? I'm willing to travel almost anywhere w/in 5 hours. Might even consider South Boundary in Taos. I know that south of US 50 might be a better bet. But if anyone has a strong feeling about how things might be in Summit County at that time I'd be all ears.

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    Surpisingly favorable reports coming out of the county considering the "record" season we've had. Two weeks for solid stuff (CT-based) not too, too high. Oro Grande, Penninsula, etc already clear. Unless something wacky happens, should be very nice early June is what I'm hearing from very solid sources.

    Perhaps Cuttthroat could chime in...

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    Mmmmm, Kenosha.



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    smells just a little bit like summer up there it does


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboCO
    Surpisingly favorable reports coming out of the county considering the "record" season we've had. Two weeks for solid stuff (CT-based) not too, too high. Oro Grande, Penninsula, etc already clear. Unless something wacky happens, should be very nice early June is what I'm hearing from very solid sources.

    Perhaps Cuttthroat could chime in...

    Jim
    Yep, I was up there last weekend: Oro Grande and Penninsula are clear. Going to take a little longer for East Facing slopes to dry out but by early June there should be some more available like Peaks trail and any other lower elevation trails. CT in the Tiger Road area towards Keystone and on to RV park should be clear by then as well. Also, Keystone Ranch area trails should be good, they connect up with CT.

    If you don't mind driving over to Vail, the stuff on the North side of I-70 should be good by then as well.

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    I've heard the south boundary trail in Taos is ready to ride... I'll be there next week from Wed-Mon and plan on riding it, I'll post conditions when I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeandski
    I've heard the south boundary trail in Taos is ready to ride... I'll be there next week from Wed-Mon and plan on riding it, I'll post conditions when I get back.
    Yep. I talked to Gearing Up bike shop in Taos recently. They said it was all rideable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Yep. I talked to Gearing Up bike shop in Taos recently. They said it was all rideable.
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    SBT is clear, my friend rode it the other day. There seems to be some snow up along near the north end of Sourdough now though. I drove the peak to peak today and there is still some snow on N. facing slopes and whatnot.... I think that should be gone in a few weeks though.

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    Figures that Taos is dray as there was barely any snow this year in Taos and other high elevation areas of the SW, it was there worst snow year in many years.

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    Summit County Riding

    Keystone ranch trails are about 95% dry. Actually got to west ridge and CO trail. Biggest problem out there is downed trees anyone want to volunteer a Chain saw. nothing bigger than 8" diameter.

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    Did a bunch of the Georgia pass ride yesterday. Great stuff up there. Ran into snow in the end. It was still worth it though.
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    And the End
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    How far beyond the Jeff Ck trail junction did you get?

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    I'm not sure exactly but we probably went about 2 miles after you go through the campground before the snow started getting thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afox
    Figures that Taos is dray as there was barely any snow this year in Taos and other high elevation areas of the SW, it was there worst snow year in many years.

    ...and thus the opposite problem might occur. Too little snow and high fire danger has caused some NM forest access closures in the past. So check before you go no matter what.

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