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    New question here. Sourdough trail conditions

    Anyone know? still snow up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknapier
    Anyone know? still snow up there?
    Have you looked towards the Indian Peaks lately? Even the exposed areas are in a blanket of white. Unless you are on a Pugsley, gotta think its gonna be a tough go.

    I could be wrong, but Ned still has a lot of snow and Sourdough is higher than that.

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    This weather station is close to the Sourdough Trail. It still has 5 feet of snow on the ground. The skiing and snowshoeing ought to be excellent up there!
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    my bro in law is camping tonight around west mag, I should have a report on trails sometime tomorrow. usually the hobbits open up May-ish, I heard reynolds ranch is good, but not from a reliable source.

    i'm ready to get back up there. I can only do marshall mesa so many times
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    I got to over 8700 ft today near Testes Park without a speck of snow on the trail. Go north young man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    my bro in law is camping tonight around west mag, I should have a report on trails sometime tomorrow. usually the hobbits open up May-ish, I heard reynolds ranch is good, but not from a reliable source.

    i'm ready to get back up there. I can only do marshall mesa so many times
    I got some pics from the West Mag area sent to me yesterday and the snow is still deep and lots of standing water in the areas that have melted.

    West Mag won't be ready for a couple weeks at least it seems, always depends on how hot and how soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    I got some pics from the West Mag area sent to me yesterday and the snow is still deep and lots of standing water in the areas that have melted.

    West Mag won't be ready for a couple weeks at least it seems, always depends on how hot and how soon though.
    Here are a few of the pics. One is from Aspen Alley, another from the Observatory Trail and the other is Sugar Mag.

    Note these aren't even the higher trails and LOTS of snow. If you just absolutely must go, please stay on the trail.
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    dots are for the most part clear. rode lollypop to starwars back up doe. didn't encounter any true snow pack till last part of reboot going west before intersecting boot.

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    good news, I'm going to try out the dots after work today.
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    dots are perfection, engage riding good trails again.
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    ergh, SNOW once again in the forecast tonight and tomorrow.

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    It's really coming down here in Westminster. I can't believe how fast it piled up:
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    Dang! I'm glad we're only getting rain in C Spgs.

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    weird how there's feet of snow in Westminster, but only rain in Boulder. just plain weird
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    weird how there's feet of snow in Westminster, but only rain in Boulder. just plain weird
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    any update on the trail? Been pretty hot all week...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakomonster View Post
    any update on the trail? Been pretty hot all week...
    Guessing it isn't ready yet judging by the snow line in Ned, which was about 9200 today. Much of Sourdough is above that level.

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    On light snow years over gone up mid June and been disappointed. This year was heavier snow than usual.
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    I went on a road ride up around Brainard Lake yesterday. The gate is closed, but the road to and around the lake is essentially clear. There is a *lot* of snow still in the area; a couple banks were above 10'. The snow (by the time we hit it close to 11am) was really rotten, I wouldn't want to go wandering through the drifts too far.

    Anyone up for some trail riding?


    There were a couple drifts across the road on the west side of the lake.


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    Tried it yesterday got approx 2miles in with passing several small snowdrifts to a short rock decent and on the other side at approx 9700ft there was just too much snow. Didn't know what to expect cuz from outa town but looks a few weeks off yet. Anyone know what Kenosha pass north and south will be like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physiosteve View Post
    Tried it yesterday got approx 2miles in with passing several small snowdrifts to a short rock decent and on the other side at approx 9700ft there was just too much snow. Didn't know what to expect cuz from outa town but looks a few weeks off yet. Anyone know what Kenosha pass north and south will be like
    I would imagine that the east side of Kenosha to lost park is probably good to go. West side is likely snowed in and unrideable up to Georgia Pass.

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    I rode from the peaceful valley side yesterday. Good condition to Beaver Res road. Looked like the USFS had cut about 100 trees/deadfall in that section alone. I didn't have time to climb up into the burn, but saw a ton of huge drifts in that area. This one was the size of your average strip mall:
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    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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