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    Sourdough?

    I'm assuming its probably too late in the season to ride Sourdough, but I thought I'd check to see if anyone knew trail conditions. Tomorrow looks so nice I'd like to ride up there if possible.

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    Dunno for sure, but I'm betting it's got snow on it. If you wanna ride it your best bet is to ride it when it's cold, that way all the snow will be frozen. DaveM would probably have a good idea, being where he lives and all.

    Check this out:
    http://www.redstonecyclery.com/BLtrailcond.htm

    See the campdick area stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Dunno for sure, but I'm betting it's got snow on it. If you wanna ride it your best bet is to ride it when it's cold, that way all the snow will be frozen. DaveM would probably have a good idea, being where he lives and all.

    Check this out:
    http://www.redstonecyclery.com/BLtrailcond.htm

    See the campdick area stuff.
    Yep. I'd say those conditions are still fairly accurate but will probably change drastically in the next day or 2. Hall will probably still be a bit on the muddy side tomorrow (there was still packed snow up on the loop yesterday, and it tops out at only 6500') but may be ok by Sunday. Remember - ride thru the mud, not around... I digress.

    I'd put money on SD being all done for the season. Before this latest round of snow, there was already patchy snow and ice on the ground. I was riding near Miller Rock Sunday afternoon (app 7500' where I was) and I got snowed on pretty good at 2:30 in the afternoon. It was already starting to accumulate. Camp Dick is something like 8300' and it only gets higher from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Yep. I'd say those conditions are still fairly accurate but will probably change drastically in the next day or 2. Hall will probably still be a bit on the muddy side tomorrow (there was still packed snow up on the loop yesterday, and it tops out at only 6500') but may be ok by Sunday. Remember - ride thru the mud, not around... I digress.

    I'd put money on SD being all done for the season. Before this latest round of snow, there was already patchy snow and ice on the ground. I was riding near Miller Rock Sunday afternoon (app 7500' where I was) and I got snowed on pretty good at 2:30 in the afternoon. It was already starting to accumulate. Camp Dick is something like 8300' and it only gets higher from there.
    Well that is about what I figured, but thought I'd check it out. Been really wanting to ride SD, but got moved out here too late to do it this season.

    Thanks for the info, guess I'm searching for another FR trail to hit tomorrow.

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    I rode Hall on Thursday and there were only two snowy spots on the loop... second switchback CCW and in the trees as you dropped down from the junction up top. The rest was pretty dry.

    The Backbone was in good shape yesterday...

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    Some mid/high elevation rides are/were still open, though there was mud and snow/ice on a large portion of the trail. lions gulch if anyone is curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    Some mid/high elevation rides are/were still open, though there was mud and snow/ice on a large portion of the trail. lions gulch if anyone is curious
    Nice. That's a fun one with adverse conditions. There's parts of that trail that stay cool and dark like a cave in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Nice. That's a fun one with adverse conditions. There's parts of that trail that stay cool and dark like a cave in the winter.
    Those dark and icy spots seem to be the hardest sections too. The stairs in particular bring fond (scary) memories in the snow and ice.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    ^bump^
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    Doh!...

    I've been commuting down the Pee2Pee, and eyeballing the SSV trailhead...

    Another month or so, and it should be ready2go!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveM
    I've been commuting down the Pee2Pee, and eyeballing the SSV trailhead...

    Another month or so, and it should be ready2go!!
    Ya know... About a month or so ago there was only snow in the shade.
    Why does mother nature tease me so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveM
    I've been commuting down the Pee2Pee, and eyeballing the SSV trailhead...

    Another month or so, and it should be ready2go!!
    another month or so, and enough snow will have melted from the parking area.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    Why does mother nature tease me so.
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    wonder how the sourdough trail is now? pretty snowy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyredline
    wonder how the sourdough trail is now? pretty snowy?
    yes, but melting quick
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    ...yes, but melting quick


    Not for long


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    I'll try to update...

    I'm com-muting down the Pee2Pee, so I'll try to shoot PV, SSV trailhead. I'm thinking another 3-4 weeks...
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    Good job!

    Did the north end on Sunday. 5 downed trees (2-3 that 2-3 guys could move ), and two drifts that were unridable.
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    ssv was clear from the bottom almost up to the intersection with sd... I'd guess maybe 1-2 weeks for upper ssv, more for Waldrop / lr.
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    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    ssv was clear from the bottom almost up to the intersection with sd... I'd guess maybe 1-2 weeks for upper ssv, more for Waldrop / lr.
    Let me know when it's all good!
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    i remember trying it june 1st of last year...got ~2 miles up from the CRC side before needing to hike through a lot of snow....and it only got worse.

    2 weeks later there were still a couple mini drifts at the very top, but i did the whole thing.

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    Anybody tried the south end yet after the heat wave recently? Was considering heading up there to give it a shot today, maybe post a report if I do

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    please do.

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    A friend of mine was up on Sourdough out of Camp Dick the other day running. He ran from CD to Beaver Res Road. Said that section had drifts in it but would be pretty rideable. That's one of the lowest sections so it's going to be a bit longer. Probably another few weeks. It's usually mid June-ish.
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