There is sooooooo much snow up there that there could easily be snow in some areas all summer. That's not to say you can't ride it, you will just have to walk thru drifts. I've done this in August and have gotten stuck in a blizzard no joke. We usually ride it at least twice a summer and the past two summers have been good. I'd be hard pressed to say that it will be rideable in June. Heck, it's snowing up there now. However, it's worth the wait It's my favorite
480"+ of snow has fallen on the CDT in Chaffee/Gunnison County this winter season, starting the big dumps in December, it's still coming down up there. Monarch has average of 100" of packed Base on the ski hill.
I was walking up around 8,000' this morning looking at the bike course of the Salida 3P, this April 19th, and there was 4' baked hard drifts. The snow was deep and dense enough to hold this up
So when will the Monarch Crest section of the CDT be "ride-able"? What is your explanation of "ride-able"? Kindof like 'affordable housing'.....
Originally Posted by mikesee
Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.