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    Kenosha to Georgia Pass Conditions

    Anybody got any beta? Thanks.
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    My friend just rode it and made it to 11,400ft .... only 1 mile short of Georgia Pass .... give it 2-3 more weeks for the snow to fully melt.

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    Not too sure about georgia pass- but kenosha east was dry and dusty! but ohh so good!
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    and this was taken two years ago around the 4th of july and that year did not see as much snow as this year! and trust me there was ALOT of this and tons of downed trees!
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    so basically my info is not very helpful - but looking towards Mt. Guyot sure is alot of that white left! on the flipside we were near 11,000' the other direction and bone dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    Not too sure about georgia pass- but kenosha east was dry and dusty! but ohh so good!
    I did Long gulch to lost park on Friday. Sweetness.

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    half mile is useless, though entertaining. I was ahead of a group and I pushed the bike through snowfields at the top, some of the drifts around the trail are 10 feet, but the trail should be clear within the week if warmer weather abides...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider View Post
    I did Long gulch to lost park on Friday. Sweetness.
    Yah we rode kenosha east to Rock Creek- How is that section of Brookside - Mc Curdy- was looking at tying in some roads to make it longer but that will be another day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    Yah we rode kenosha east to Rock Creek- How is that section of Brookside - Mc Curdy- was looking at tying in some roads to make it longer but that will be another day.
    It's a very nice piece of trail. Some winds through the trees and some skirts the edge of a marsh filled valley. Fairly easy terrain for that area and sparsely used.
    Long gulch to Lost park was 20 miles round trip.

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    Even it the drifts are gone it's going to be very wet up there probably till at least mid July. Water is just pouring out of the high country right now, literally oozing out of the ground. You can get a good idea of trail conditions in the Summit area by the Summit Fat Tire Society FB page.

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    On July 3rd, I made it to 11,400 ft, just about 1 mile short of Georgia Pass before hitting the vast snowfield that is over 6 feet deep in places. It is still worth the ride though, you'll make it just to the treeline before having to turn around, it will still be a couple of weeks before things are all clear.
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    Was out there yesterday as well. Great ride, but bring your bug spray, Mosquitos were thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill- View Post
    Was out there yesterday as well. Great ride, but bring your bug spray, Mosquitos were thick.
    Yup, exactly, I hit the back of my legs and arms with just a little Backwoods Off and all was well. My friends that opted out where gettin' nibbled on!
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    So, I assume Jefferson is out?

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    Upper Jefferson was totally packed when I rode a week ago Sunday. Not sure what it's like coming from the bottom. Good luck when you head up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzattack View Post
    On July 3rd, I made it to 11,400 ft, just about 1 mile short of Georgia Pass before hitting the vast snowfield that is over 6 feet deep in places. It is still worth the ride though, you'll make it just to the treeline before having to turn around, it will still be a couple of weeks before things are all clear.

    What kinda RT distance did you end up with on this ride?

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    wow.. i'm planning on riding this in a few weeks. hope it's clear.

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    Leaving Kansas City July 27th to head there. Hope all is clear!! Hoping to ride Kenosha to Breck.
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    You should be fine by the end of July. Especially with the warm rain we have been getting....

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    Rode a variation of Kenosha to Breck to Como yesterday. A few snow drifts to climb over but nothing too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDubKC View Post
    Leaving Kansas City July 27th to head there. Hope all is clear!! Hoping to ride Kenosha to Breck.
    I wouldn't even worry about the snow, have you ever tried to ride at 11,500' +

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    The amount of snow up there in mid-July is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C View Post
    What kinda RT distance did you end up with on this ride?

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    Somewhere around 21 miles.
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    I am riding from kenosha to breck for the first time on Sat. Given its the Colorado Trail, is it a safe assumption to say it is well marked or is a map absolutely necessary? If a map is necessary, is there one online I can download or do I have to buy the two maps from REI to cover the whole trail we plan to ride? I am pretty cheap. I appreciate the heads-up.

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    Maps are helpful and make a great souvenir, might be a nice thing to have with you, never know when you might need a plan B or C, etc. Its summer time and its hot so cheap out on beer instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzattack View Post
    Maps are helpful and make a great souvenir, might be a nice thing to have with you, never know when you might need a plan B or C, etc. Its summer time and its hot so cheap out on beer instead.


    This is UNACCEPTABLE.

    At the very least print out a map of the section... but for GOD'S SAKE, don't cheap out on the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    I am riding from kenosha to breck for the first time on Sat. Given its the Colorado Trail, is it a safe assumption to say it is well marked or is a map absolutely necessary? If a map is necessary, is there one online I can download or do I have to buy the two maps from REI to cover the whole trail we plan to ride? I am pretty cheap. I appreciate the heads-up.
    google search acme mapper. I can't post the url as I don't have enough posts yet (my first post, glad to be here).

    Search for "Kenosha Pass, CO" on the bottom right. Zoom in. Select "Topo" on the upper right menu. Print to your heart's content for free! Stick it in a ziplock bag and you got yourself a waterproof map. Savings of $18 (if you were to buy 2 trails illustrated maps...). No need to skimp on beer. That would be tragic.

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