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    Trail conditions / weather conditions week of May 20 2010

    Hi Everyone,

    Please post weather and trail condition questions here for May.

    Fort Collins: We got rain here last night (5/19) so I'd say today on dirt will be really messy. It is supposed to be 80 degrees and sunny this weekend so the trails should be perfect!

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    Heil / Pic Rawk are muddy

    Heil - muddy
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    Georgetown

    Silverdale, Silver Creek and Empire Pass are GTG haven’t tried the RR grade from Plume yet. Usually snow until the first of June. Barbour Fork should be GTG also. Some of the ice flow was still there last week , but looked like you cold ride the lower trails
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    white ranch

    Heading out to White Ranch today...conditions good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by element1
    Heading out to White Ranch today...conditions good?
    All was clear a week ago or more, should be fine unless it pours later today.

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    Hall Ranch = perfect
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    Hall Ranch = perfect

    Heil Ranch = temporarily closed (except for furthest north 3 miles of Picture Rock) at least thru 5/23.
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    I rode Chimney/Apex/Sluicebox/PnS with Bad Andy! on Monday: conditions were hero dirt! Small runoff on P-n-S but should be dry by now. There's been no appreciable moisture since then, and my gal roide up Chimney to Windy Saddle last night. Still good... Get some!



    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Heil Ranch = temporarily closed (except for furthest north 3 miles of Picture Rock) at least thru 5/23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Hall Ranch = perfect

    Heil Ranch = temporarily closed (except for furthest north 3 miles of Picture Rock) at least thru 5/23.
    Did you go on Antelope? Is it good to go?

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    antelope = good to go.
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    Coyote Ridge, Blue Sky, Indian Summer is grippy & good!

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    Anyone checked out the Dots lately?

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    Alderfer/Three Sisters

    Anyone ventured into the Evergreen area this week?
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    I rode some of Alderfer yesterday. Mostly dry with a few wet spots I had to hop off the bike and walk.

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    How 'bout Centennial Cone? Any thoughts?

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    While everyone is at it suppose I should jump in

    How about White Ranch and Golden Gate? Looking at earlier threads it was muddy this week. Do folks think that it is going to be dry enough by Sunday? I am from Fort Collins and am going to be in Denver on Sunday.

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    How about Buff Cr for this weekend? Anybody been hitting it since last weeks snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolbury
    How about Buff Cr for this weekend? Anybody been hitting it since last weeks snow?
    Hmmmm.

    Going riding Saturday afternoon (probably Walker Ranch) if you're getting back on the mountain bike and want to join. But you probably don't know who I am with this user name. (hint: I have a friend who calls you "roadie")

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    I am a roadie! Gotta work Sat, may do the road Sun and do some sort of Deer Cr/High Grade climb. But if things fall together, I was considering a Buff Cr ride/S Platte flyfish bifecta

    Saw Joe at Abasin couple weeks ago. So who be this bagwhan ?

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    How's betasso/connector doing? Friday lunchtime ride a go?

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    Betasso and the link were perfect yesterday evening.
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    Bergen's looking good

    Rode Too Long to Bergen (didn't go to the top though given the time) last night. Only a few very small mud spots - nothing of any real note though.

    Quiet up there in the evening on a weeknight! Only 2 other bikes, and both were at the bottom as I started up. No hikers either. Just me and the Elk Meadows Elk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckred
    Rode Too Long to Bergen (didn't go to the top though given the time) last night. Only a few very small mud spots - nothing of any real note though.

    Quiet up there in the evening on a weeknight! Only 2 other bikes, and both were at the bottom as I started up. No hikers either. Just me and the Elk Meadows Elk.
    Cool, thanks CR, headed there soon. Edit: summit spur clear to Scenic View sign where there are still a few remnant snow piles but most rideable.
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    can't speak for the dots proper but the whole area is drying out nicely.
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    I rode Chimney Gulch and Apex yesterday, conditions were good. Maybe I'll go try Trucker's route today with the "restrictions".

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    Good job! Lair of the Bear / Pence Park

    The LOB trail was perfect this morning. Wet in the usual spots.
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    Umland - RE: White Ranch

    I rode White Ranch on Wednesday - Belcher Hill from the bottom up to Mustang. It was perfectly rideable.
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    Foothills/Res Ridge were good to go tonight. A few muddy spots here and there.

    Sadly, RR got tore up by horses, foot traffic, and a few eager bikers. Pretty rutted out in spots.

    Thinking I'll try something else tomorrow.

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    Some snow drifts still going to the very top of Bergen,otherwise dry.

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    buff creek was perfect on thursday

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    Last edited by nOOby; 05-24-2010 at 07:26 PM.

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    Fort Collins update from this morning's ride (5/22)

    Maxwell: some mud holes behind the stadium, otherwise dry
    Shoreline (east side of lake): couple of short muddy spots, otherwise dry
    Reservoir Ridge: good to go
    Timber (Lory State Park): nice and tacky, couple of short runoff spots in trees
    Howard (Lory State Park): good to go
    South Valley (Lory State Park): hand full of muddy sections
    Nomad / Shoreline (HTMP): Good to go
    Blue Sky: fast and dry - Soderburg lot to DBB overlook
    Indian Summer: fast and dry
    Coyote Ridge: muddy section behind cabin, otherwise good to go

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    Glen Haven stables to top of Crosier is completely dry. Crosier Mountain to small gated trailhead (close to Drake) has multiple very wet sections. Didn’t ride the middle trail (gravel pit), but spoke with a couple of hikers who claimed it was dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umland
    How about White Ranch and Golden Gate? Looking at earlier threads it was muddy this week. Do folks think that it is going to be dry enough by Sunday? I am from Fort Collins and am going to be in Denver on Sunday.
    I'm riding WR at 10 AM, if you want to join. The TH at 56th and Pine Ridge Road. I'm in a black Tacoma.

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    Rode Bobcat yesterday - in great shape, only a few small mud puddles towards the top of Ginny. With the sun and wind they might even be gone by now.

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    Hey I heard that! .... and yes.

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    Rode in Golden Canyon State park yesterday and everything was dry and fun
    to ride except for the portion of mountain lion a little past deer creek to windy peak. There was still snow on the trail and some portions were more of a stream
    than trail. BigSteve just saw this now. Maybe some other time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    can't speak for the dots proper but the whole area is drying out nicely. Even in the trees.
    http://twitter.com/FRmtbTrails/status/14571984867

    from @BoCo_Trails: Release the hounds! Dot Trails & West Magnolia trails are ridable. Please RIDE THROUGH not around wet spots. #FRmtbTrails
    ALSO: Rode up at 3 Sisters/Alderfer on Saturday, a few puddles here and there down low, totally rideable. Evergreen Mtn east and west, Mtn Muhly, Ponderosa, pretty much everything out there is good to GEE-OH. Just ride through not around the "wet spots" (ewwwww) and you're all set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    Interesting. I heard that the trails are still quite muddy and not ready for a lot of people riding on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwhan
    Interesting. I heard that the trails are still quite muddy and not ready for a lot of people riding on them.
    Just rode West Mag yesterday for the first time ever. Good shape except for 926 & 342 area. And I second the ride through comment. 355I/Hobbit fun and twisty...and super dry except for that one short section that crosses the gully...
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    Heil Valley Ranch Update...

    Heil Valley Ranch Trails will remain closed through Tuesday. I have been promised daily reports and will share that info. Picture Rock remains open to the barricade below the silo.

    It won't be long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueallah
    How 'bout Centennial Cone? Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmike1
    Heil Valley Ranch Trails will remain closed through Tuesday. I have been promised daily reports and will share that info. Picture Rock remains open to the barricade below the silo.

    It won't be long...
    Looks like Thursday for Heil to open...

    http://www.bouldercounty.org/newsroo...2122&zoneid=18


    Quote Originally Posted by www.bouldercounty.org
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    Heil Valley Ranch Trails UPDATE May 25

    5/25 UPDATE: Trail conditions have significantly improved since last week. Small areas of muddy conditions are still present. At this time the closure is still in effect to allow additional drying out, but expect to open trails on Thursday.

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    Parks and Open Space staff have determined it necessary to close the Wapiti, Wild Turkey, Ponderosa Loop, and the southern portion of the Picture Rock trails at Heil Valley Ranch Open Space, just north of Boulder, until further notice.

    The extreme muddy conditions warrant closure to avoid damage to the trails. The pedestrian-only Lichen Loop and the northern end of the Picture Rock Trail – 2.5 miles ending near the quarry area – are relatively dry and will remain open.

    The Lichen Loop trailhead is located at the main Geer Canyon Road entrance in Lefthand Canyon. The Picture Rock trail can be accessed from the north entrance in Lyons.

    Updates will be available as conditions change. For more information, call 303-678-6200 or email POSinfo@bouldercounty.org.
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    What's the latest NED update. High stuff ready?

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    Sounds like some of it is. See here.

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    Mentioned before, but Mtn Lion at Golden Gate needs some time as of SUnday 5/23. Lots of water crossings on logs, one full on bike-toss and creek-standing-broad-jump, not a lot of continuous riding to be had.

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    Heil Valley Ranch Trails Reopen Wednesday

    There are still vulnerable spots on the trail... Please tread lightly and have fun!
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    Ceran St Vrain / Miller Rock good to go

    Trail is dry. Rode both the lower singletrack and some of the upper fireroads / trails. There are a few down trees that will slow you down a bit, but otherwise it is ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsi
    Some snow drifts still going to the very top of Bergen,otherwise dry.
    Only 1 of 'em still remains, and only a bit of it is on trail.
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    Did Boulder get drenched last night, Broomfield had a little hail. Just wondering about south boulder trails.

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