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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    OK, after 71 pages of the old one "Post up your trail conditions" , I'm starting a new Spring 2013 trail conditions thread.

    Here at the Niner Bikes Fort Collins headquarters we have at least 15"-18" of snow on the weather deck with another 3-6" forecasted for 4/17. Hopefully this will give us the needed moisture so we don't have the super dry conditions of last year but we are DONE riding for at least 10 days.

    Post up your conditions or questions of what is good to ride in this thread!

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    Pretty much looks like my backyard too. Live south side of Ft Collins. Thinking a trip to Pueblo or back to Fruita within the next two weeks is in store.

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    Same here in Lakewood. Pueblo might be pretty busy this weekend!

    Any suggestions for something fast and flowy down there around 15-20 miles? Training for 18 hrs of Fruita and need to get in some longer rides this weekend but have never been there before.

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    I am thinking Arizona is in order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    I am thinking Arizona is in order!
    Watch the video posted in the AM section?

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    I saw that! Great vid! I was in Az a couple weeks ago. I go every chance I get I lived in the metro Phx area for over 20 yrs.

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    Yea that vid looked sweet...


    back on topic, snowing fairly consistently in ft collins again

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    Lory State Park is set to re-open Saturday for the first time since the Galena fire. The West Valley, East Valley, and east side of the South Valley loop will remain closed due to bridges that were burned, but this leaves the west side of the South Valley loop to complete loop rides using Mill Creek in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and for loops around the reservoir. There was no mention of closures on Timber, Kimmons, or Howard, so they will likely be open as well.
    Obviously the snow we are getting means that conditions will not allow biking in Lory for a while, but when things dry out we will have some additional options that we have not had for several weeks.

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Well Louisville got over 15inches of snow and it just started to snow again tonight.

    So you can forget riding the South Boulder trails: Marshall Mesa, Flatirons and Springbrook for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    Same here in Lakewood. Pueblo might be pretty busy this weekend!

    Any suggestions for something fast and flowy down there around 15-20 miles? Training for 18 hrs of Fruita and need to get in some longer rides this weekend but have never been there before.
    Pueblo State Park. You can easily get 20+ miles of flowy trail there.

    sgltrak - thanks for the Lory update, that's great news. I was tired of slogging around the south side of the reservoir.

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    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
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    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
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    Interesting idea, I like the convenient of having one thread per area. On the other hand, it might result in many sticky threads, plus I like reading and seeing pictures about nearby trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    I saw that! Great vid! I was in Az a couple weeks ago. I go every chance I get I lived in the metro Phx area for over 20 yrs.
    You'd hate it right now....was a blustery 75 today......

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    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.
    +1 And I learn about trails I haven't ridden before by scrolling through this all in one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Leave it as-is.... most people on the Front Range ride in multiple places depending on the weather and conditions, so it makes sense to have everything in one spot. Besides, it's easy and quick to scroll through to read about different trails.
    I agree, keep it as is.

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :-snowy_springs.jpg

    plans for night riding are looking grim... forecast shows no signs of slowing & heavy winds, oh well time to bundle up and crush some grus!

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    I live between Golden Gate State Park and Walker Ranch. We've had about two feet of snow since Monday, and more today and tonight. There won't be any riding at either place for at least a week, and that would be if we had some magical 70 degree days between now and then.

    Moab is looking good, but you'd better plan on camping unless you don't mind paying $130/night for a "cheap" motel this weekend.

    The hot rod show in Moab is the last weekend of April, and your lodging choices that weekend are the Holiday Inn for $200 a night or the Best Western for - I'm not kidding - $400!

    Crazy.

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    Most everything below about 9,000 in the immediate area around Salida was good to go earlier this month. We have gotten a fair amount of slush this week. I'd say below 8,000 will be dry (well, hero dirt) by the weekend but I'm guessing that the stuff above that will be set back for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
    - Castle Rock
    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
    - Fort Collins

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    People simply need to learn to use the [CTRL]-F function in their browser. No need for 6 sticky trail condition threads...
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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    Question?

    If the mods are going to start a new trails thread can't it not be broken up into separate threads for different areas so it is less unwieldy?

    How about (from a latitude perspective):
    - Colorado Springs
    - Castle Rock
    - Golden / Denver
    - Boulder / Lyons
    - Fort Collins

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    Okay from the feedback, leave it as is.

    I would agree that for those in "transitional" areas it could be more of a pain than benefit.

    Perhaps one day I'll ride in the Spings area and I'll know what the trails are like b

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    Lory State Park has published a map of trails that will be open when the park re-opens from the fire. Looks like Timber / Kimmons loops and Timber / Kimmons / Howard loops will be possible using the park service road (once the snow melts and things dry out).
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    buffalo crk by sunday? hoping, wishing, praying.....

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    Lots of heavy, very wet snow up here in Evergreen - gonna be pretty muddy this weekend. LOTB this morning:

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    Thinking on trying to head down and ride Pueblo lake trails this Saturday, anyone wtih info on how much snow they got from this storm have any idea if it will be dry by Saturday?

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    I'm thinking of trying the same, but the Pueblo trail conditions page (Current Association Documents) says "1 to 2 inches of wet snow will have the trails pretty soggy for a couple days."

    It's supposed to be 64 degrees and sunny on Friday though - stuff there dries out fast. So maybe it'll be good by Saturday afternoon? Guess I'll keep my eye on the page.

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    How is Buena Vista?

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    Moab, dry and beautiful

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    You can check on the 285 corridor by going to Home. I use the Pine & Aspen Park cameras as an indicator. My guess is Buff Creek will be dry by Sunday since it is all granite/loam. The further you go south the less snow was received so it probably didn't get much.

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    Palmer Park??? anyone have an idea if it will be ready by Sunday???
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    Anyone have any thoughts on Ridgeline Open Space in Castlerock this weekend? Wondering about the lower trails being rideable? thanks for the help.

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    The Ridgeline Rampage MTB race was cancelled for tomorrow due to the weather conditions, but I suspect it may be pretty much dry sunday afternoon. Anyone on here live down in Castle Rock that could confirm if the snow melted today?

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    Rode by Green Mountain Friday late afternoon - still snowy and sloppy. Dawn patrol only for now...

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    Still snow in the shade in castle rock. Needs mere time still.

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    Anything in the Springs good to go? I am from Highlands Ranch and I have never been down there.

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    Mount Herman Trail today?

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    No on Mount Herman Trails this weekend, I was just out there. Unless you plan on riding early while frozen and come out when it thaws. We had 10-12" of snow on that last one and everything is turning to mud. 2" of snow/frozen slush in the shaded areas and the rest is now-thawed mud/damp. I baled out onto the road itself at 9am because it was thawing to quick. They won't be ready tomorrow either, unless the sun comes out and the wind blows everything dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacstatemtbr View Post
    Anyone have any thoughts on Ridgeline Open Space in Castlerock this weekend? Wondering about the lower trails being rideable? thanks for the help.
    A few greecey spots but the rest was tacky and sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloskifreak View Post
    A few greecey spots but the rest was tacky and sweet
    After riding Ridgeline today would you think it will be dry tomorrow mid day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinerAir9 View Post
    After riding Ridgeline today would you think it will be dry tomorrow mid day?
    Yeah probably by this afternoon but definitely tomorrow, it should be good. We started while it was frozen. There were 2 snowy area but they were small areas.
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    Fort Collins Natural Areas TRAIL CONDITIONS

    The following City Natural Area and County Openlands are temporarily closed due to wet and muddy conditions. Rangers monitor trail conditions daily and reopen the site when conditions improve.

    Bobcat Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell Natural Areas and Devils' Back Bone Openland

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during trail or site closures.

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    Thanks for the info. I hope it doesn't rain down there tonight. Was out there last Sunday after the rain. Spent more time cleaning my bike than I did riding it.

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    Buffalo Creek was like a snow-less oasis today! I rode up sandy wash and millers to charlies cutoff and back down homestead, only passing a few small mud spots and some hidden snow patches on charlies cutoff. Rest of it was very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    Buffalo Creek was like a snow-less oasis today! I rode up sandy wash and millers to charlies cutoff and back down homestead, only passing a few small mud spots and some hidden snow patches on charlies cutoff. Rest of it was very nice!
    Thanks! You are saving me a trip down to Pueblo.
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    Marshall Mesa is around three days away at the melt/drying rate we had today.
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    I have a second confirmation that Buffalo Creek is good to go.

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    For the Buffalo Creek riders, anyone ride the trails that are a bit more wooded, like the CT or Redskin?

    Thanks

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    Any word on Greenland Trail conditions near Castle Rock? Wife wants to run there and I may take the bike too if it's dry enough.

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    just finished a ride at Buffalo Creek.I rode Morrison Creek to shingle mill,Colorado Trail to Green Mountain, Redskin, gas house, Charlie's cut off, and Sandy wash. the dirt is holding a ton of moisture but it is awesome!there are small patches of snow or mud on the Colorado Trail however it is very rideable.

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    Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs is nearly 100% dry with a tacky spot here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedier racer View Post
    For the Buffalo Creek riders, anyone ride the trails that are a bit more wooded, like the CT or Redskin?

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    They were fine. Not as dry as exposed areas but only certain sections had puddles. The fire road on the way up from the parking lot (543) had the usual wet areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    How is Buena Vista?

    Just stopped by BV on the way back from Utah. All the Whipple, broken boyfriend, spaghetti western, midland trails were in great shape. Linhardy to Shields gulch was also good.

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    Buffalo creek - nice kitty, baldy, millers, and sandy Walsh all good to go

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    anyone riding buffalo creek later this week? planning on hitting it up saturday morning if it's good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusky21 View Post
    Buffalo creek - nice kitty, baldy, millers, and sandy Walsh all good to go
    I assume this was before the Monday-Tuesday storm?
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    also was wanting to hit up Buff Creek area on Saturday. I too was curious how much snow they received the last couple of days. Web cams in Bailey and Conifer look to show snow on the ground. I am sure a good amount will melt off the next couple of days, but not sure if enough will melt off to make for good riding by Saturday.

    Please keep me posted!

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    Any folks in Castle Rock have any input on the trail Conditions down there? I know the Ridgline Rampage was rescheduled for this upcoming Saturday.

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    29+ inches of snow in the FTC/Loveland area in 10 days and DBB and Blue Sky are now open!!

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    Hey FCNA - any good word on Maxwell or Reservoir Ridge?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSLICE View Post
    Hey FCNA - any good word on Maxwell or Reservoir Ridge?

    Thanks in advance!
    I drove up there on the way back from an appointment less than an hour ago. Both still gated and will need several more days of sunshine. There is a ton of water up there. Someone already tried to hit the top of Shoreline and rutted it pretty badly. I wouldn't plan on riding dirt around here before the weekend.

    Larimer County did say on their Facebook page today that Devils' Backbone and Blue Sky open spaces are open again, but no word on actual trail conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverPoke View Post
    Any folks in Castle Rock have any input on the trail Conditions down there? I know the Ridgline Rampage was rescheduled for this upcoming Saturday.
    It was actually dry last Saturday. Its one of the faster drying trails and got less snow than everyone else. I would bet you could ride it tomorrow and for sure by Friday.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it took until Sunday for Green Mountain and North Table to rideable.

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    I rode the bike path through Bear Creek Lake Park tonight and the vast majority of the snow was already melted. Trails that I rode past were damp, but looked like they'd be pretty dry by Friday, maybe even tomorrow afternoon - the exception being the north side of Mt. Carbon.

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    Any speculation on whether Heil or Hall will be good to go by this evening? Hoping to get an after-work ride in if possible.

    Ran at Marshall last night, still way too muddy to ride. Probably a few more days till it's ready. Which likely comes as a surprise to no one, but I was there so I might as well report it...

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    The rock garden at Hall is probably rideable but wet right now. I'll post up if I hear more today. Far as I know, Picture Rock and Nelson Loop are still officially closed.
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    Sounds good; thanks for the update. I figured picture rock and nelson would be out, but am hoping maybe wapati/ponderosa could be a go by tonight, since they seem to often be the first to dry in the boulder/lyons area.

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    what's the word on wapiti // turkey? they are less dirt than PR but also less exposed

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    Out-of-towners headed to Buffalo Creek, any trail condition updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgm View Post
    what's the word on wapiti // turkey? they are less dirt than PR but also less exposed
    today might be premature but I'd bet they'll be riding by Sat at the latest. I can still see tons of snow on north facing aspects and in the trees right now. I'll post up if I hear anything.
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    Ran at Marshall last night, still way too muddy to ride. Probably a few more days till it's ready. Which likely comes as a surprise to no one, but I was there so I might as well report it...[/QUOTE]

    Appreciate the report on MM. I ride there alot and if you get back out there, keep us updated. thanks.

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    Thoughts on Picture Rock by Sunday.... any chance?

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    As of right now, app 3pm Thurs, it's still super muddy around Lyons, even the rock garden at Hall.
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    I'm looking for something to ride tomorrow. Anywhere from Pueblo to Wyoming. What's good and worth a 2+ hour drive?

    Might Coyote Ridge/Devils Backbone be clear now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    I'm looking for something to ride tomorrow. Anywhere from Pueblo to Wyoming. What's good and worth a 2+ hour drive?

    Might Coyote Ridge/Devils Backbone be clear now?
    Not positive, but there is still a bit of snow on Blue Sky yesterday, though it may have dried out a bit today. I rode all of Ute Valley & Palmer last Sunday in CS & they were riding perfect!

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    Any idea how Horsetooth is looking? I'm thinking about going there tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calbert04 View Post
    Any idea how Horsetooth is looking? I'm thinking about going there tomorrow.
    I wouldn't plan on it. I can see the park from my kitchen window and there is still a lot of snow visible up there this evening. Yesterday I took a look at the trails along the front side of the reservoir and they were gated and had standing water in them. Fort Collins Natural Areas rangers still have all of the trails along the front side of the reservoir closed.
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    Blue Sky might be rideable by the weekend, but probably not the mountain park or Lory.
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    waterton is dry

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    Just rode the Mt Carbon loop at Bear Creek Lake Park and the trails on the N & S side of the Bear Creek - hero dirt! 99% dry including surprisingly the N & E side of Mt Carbon.

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    Spring 2013 - Post your local trail conditions or ask questions here :

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    Just rode the Mt Carbon loop at Bear Creek Lake Park and the trails on the N & S side of the Bear Creek - hero dirt! 99% dry including surprisingly the N & E side of Mt Carbon.
    Great! I'll hit that up in the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    Great! I'll hit that up in the afternoon.
    Avoid the NW section that comes back out to Morrison Road near the fire station. I saw a couple of guys trying to peel the mud off their tires by the cattle gate.

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    Anyone been out to Apex yet? Would like to ride it on Sunday. I think we're finally done with snow!

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    Green Mt service road is good, but single track is still at least a day or two away - saw guys scraping off mud in the parking lot.

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    Bear Creek Lake Park (Mt Carbon Loop) is good to go with a small wet spot here and there.

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    Any guesses for Buffalo Creek conditions ? Anyone know how much snow they ended up with down there ?

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    I would guess buffalo creek is dry, the sandy soil and good drainage make for quicker drying there. You may want to stick to the more open areas though. Please report back when you finish riding.

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    I also would guess that Buff Creek is dry. The Pine Junction webcam (linked below) looks pretty clear of snow. I'm planning on make the trip out there tomorrow.

    Crossroads Pub & Grill, Neptune Chimney Services Webcam, Pine Junction MM 229

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    I may change my plans and may head to buff creek. I will advise what I find if I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    I may change my plans and may head to buff creek. I will advise what I find if I do.
    Then when you get back, go scout the MM circuit.

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    I'm heading to buff creek early tomorrow morning with a buddy too. Hoping to be riding by 9am (coming from Ft Collins and stopping in boulder for my buddy). Hoping for mostly dry conditions should be a great day to ride!

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    A friend rode buffalo creek (Strawberry Jack & Buck Gulch) yesterday early afternoon and said the trails were a little sticky here and there, but for the most part conditions were good.

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    Any word on the NOCO trails today? I'm in FTC at the moment and just looking outside my window, I can see some snow under the trees and in the foothills. Looking at hitting the reservoir sometime this weekend and one of the Lyons trails on Monday.

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    Just rode DBB and the first mile or so of blue sky. A couple small muddy spots but pretty much good to go.

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    Do you think Heil will be good tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake View Post
    Green Mt service road is good, but single track is still at least a day or two away - saw guys scraping off mud in the parking lot.
    Was this from the Rooney Road side? The southern side looked pretty dry this morning, I am thinking it might be good to go tonight after work.

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    waterton canyon dry with one small wet spot up to the bench.

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    Follow-up to the Waterton notes from a few others. Road / climb to Lenny's are in good shape. The Rox Loop is all rideable. It was a bit muddy climbing up from the meadow, but the chutes were in really good shape. A few patches of snow / ice, but expect they will be gone before the weekend is through. First encounter with a Mountain Lion back there today ... I hope it's the last one I see while riding back there!

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    Both South and North Table Mountains are mostly dry. Rode this afternoon...good to be back on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blefevre View Post
    Was this from the Rooney Road side? The southern side looked pretty dry this morning, I am thinking it might be good to go tonight after work.
    Its mostly dry around the top, and up two towers. Couple sticky places, little bit of standing water here and there. Ridable today, but tomorrow will be better.

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