Fruita/GJ Conditions

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  • 12-08-2010
    nOOby
    Fruita/GJ Conditions
    Hi there from the front range,

    Wondering about the conditions there right now. Snow on the ground? Thanks.
  • 12-08-2010
    jradin
    You probably know this already, but call these guys if no one responds to your thread. Quickest way to get local beta in my experience.

    http://www.otesports.com/
  • 12-08-2010
    nitro1
    Road Rt 18 on Sunday. It was fantastic. Forecast is for 45-55 for the next week. Everything is open and dry. I will be out there again for sure in the coming week.
  • 12-08-2010
    nOOby
    thanks, I called OTE earlier and got the thumbshifters up.
  • 12-09-2010
    Brentakular
    GJ/Fruita is Dialed!
    Weather is sweet and trails have super tacky lately.

    Rode almost everything at Lunch Loops this past week and the trails are in better conditions everyday. Went across the desert from GJ to 18Rd today an everything was dry. So Koko stuff is probably just as good!

    The 10 day forecast looks pretty sweet for riding here!
  • 12-10-2010
    NoahColorado
    Just rode LL, holy crap Batman....so good. December has been so nice so far!
  • 12-11-2010
    drlg
    Tabegauche was in great condition Saturday morning (Dec 11th).

    I haven't ridden for the past month, so it was my first time riding the new Gunny Loop "double-track" bypass (not the bypass off of Gunnector, still don't know what to think of that) and the new re-route around that steep, loose, rocky climb towards the end of the loop on the south side of LPR.

    Kudos to the trailbuilders for those two new sections of trail. Makes the overall Gunny Loop experience more enjoyable.
  • 12-13-2010
    screampint
    Yeah, the weather on Saturday was "tolerable."





    Same goes for today and tomorrow...
  • 12-13-2010
    tg
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    The Fruit is GOOD!
    Good to go :thumbsup:
  • 12-13-2010
    nOOby
    perfect weather this weekend. Thanks Fruita!

    Saturday was a SS day at Mary's/horsethief then a sunset romp on chutes/ladders and joes ridge. Sunday was a freeride shuttle day @ the ribbon/freelunch/eagles tail.
  • 12-21-2010
    drlg
    Tuesday, Dec 21st

    Is there anything ridable in the Grand Valley or Moab at this time?
  • 12-22-2010
    singletrack
    We've gotten some rain this week, but I think everyone will agree this is the best December we've had in a long time.

    The ground is not yet frozen, it's only been getting down to the 40's at night. So things will dry out. Avoid the obvious north-facing muddy spots, but the trails for the most part are dialed.
  • 12-24-2010
    nitro1
    Lunch Loops good to go for tomorrow? The wife and I are thinking on a Christmas Day ride.
  • 12-24-2010
    Scary Mc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nitro1
    Lunch Loops good to go for tomorrow? The wife and I are thinking on a Christmas Day ride.

    Should be, I'm heading that way in an hour and will post up if it sucks.
  • 12-24-2010
    nitro1
    Right on! Thx
  • 12-24-2010
    moabman
    moab!
    60 degrees and sunny this morning! Trails dry and deserted. Sovereign for lunch...
  • 12-24-2010
    Miles2go
    Anything long and easy in Fruita? Kinda like Gemini Bridge in Moab? We're considering trading our skiing plans for a couple of easy rides in Fruita, if there is one. By easy, I mean not overly tech. I'm coming off a cold and have a bike that I've not even test ridden yet. 2 or 3 hours of easier mtbing would be great to shake the cold and get the bike dialed in.
  • 12-24-2010
    moabman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Miles2go
    Anything long and easy in Fruita? Kinda like Gemini Bridge in Moab? We're considering trading our skiing plans for a couple of easy rides in Fruita, if there is one. By easy, I mean not overly tech. I'm coming off a cold and have a bike that I've not even test ridden yet. 2 or 3 hours of easier mtbing would be great to shake the cold and get the bike dialed in.


    Absolutely. You wont be disappointed.
  • 12-24-2010
    Scary Mc
    Lunch Loops are perfect.
  • 12-24-2010
    drlg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by moabman
    60 degrees and sunny this morning! Trails dry and deserted. Sovereign for lunch...

    Good news. I will be making my way to Moab next week unless the weather turns bad.

    Tabegauche was in decent shape (excellent conditions for this time of year). Rode Holy Cross. Only sketchy parts are sections of Clunker and Kids Meal.

    I see the sanitization of Holy Cross has begun. Was wondering when that would start. Quite a few 'techy' sections messed with.
  • 12-30-2010
    NoahColorado
    Snowing now (12/30)....it was good while it lasted. :(
  • 12-31-2010
    singletrack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NoahColorado
    Snowing now (12/30)....it was good while it lasted. :(

    Psssh, it'll dry out by noon. ;)
  • 12-31-2010
    BeanMan
    ...Or blow away
  • 01-03-2011
    Boyonabyke
    Not with Mikesee riding on it.
  • 01-07-2011
    OscarW
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by screampint
    Yeah, the weather on Saturday was "tolerable."





    Same goes for today and tomorrow...

    What is the name of that trail?? Look stunning!!!:cornut:
  • 01-08-2011
    singletrack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW
    What is the name of that trail?? Look stunning!!!:cornut:

    Mack Ridge
  • 01-09-2011
    Bull_D
    so how are things after this last blast of snow?? have things dried out?
  • 01-10-2011
    screampint
    It's a bit cold. 5 degrees right now (9:00 AM), that's -16 for you guys using Celsius. No drying out at those temps, but no mud either.
  • 01-10-2011
    screampint
    Lunch Loops today:





  • 01-11-2011
    screampint
    Rode Rustler's and an out and back on Mary's today. Cold, 10 degrees, but beautiful!

  • 01-17-2011
    mtncampbell
    How is this coming weekend looking in Fruita for trails? Anyone on the ground have up to date info? May just keep going to Moab if snow is still an issue. It's snowing pretty hard in Aspen at this moment, but maybe just raining in Fruita? Would love to hit 18 Road...

    We're thinking of heading out Friday afternoon...but also looking towards Moab, or even Pueblo, Salida or even Denver.
  • 01-18-2011
    nitro1
    Yes,

    please advise. We(aspen) got royally screwed from this last storm. Time to ride!!
  • 01-18-2011
    mtncampbell
    screwed is an understatement. Can you say 'donut?'
  • 01-18-2011
    singletrack
    Mornings are good, afternoons are muddy.
  • 01-18-2011
    mtncampbell
    Cool, thanks for the update. I think we're going to head to Moab Friday evening.
  • 01-18-2011
    nitro1
    What is ride able in Moab?
  • 01-24-2011
    nitro1
    Can someone keep us updated as the end of the week is showing warmer weather. Thinking Sunday could be good to go in GJ??

    Please make it melt and dry out! I can't take much more of this stupid winter.
  • 01-24-2011
    NoahColorado
    Rode Tabeguache on Sat. & Sun.

    Kurts, High Noon, Holy Cross, lower Eagles are great. No mud spots, some areas of snow. Conditions may worsen slightly this week as snow melts off (the climb out of HC comes to mind, snowpacked now).
  • 01-24-2011
    nitro1
    Great news! Forecast is calling for Sunny and 45 on Fri-Sun.
  • 01-24-2011
    mtncampbell
    It was pretty snowy and muddy on Friday afternoon. We drove out to 18 Road just to check it out on our way to Moab, and it was quite far from rideable - not sure about the other trails that way.
    Moab on the other hand was great. Amasa Back had almost no snow (except for the entry), and Poison Spider was in similar condition, with very little snow save for some shady sections and the long dirt road section, but rideable the entire way. It was in the 50's most of the weekend.
    Skiing in the La Sal's is also good I'm happy to report.
  • 01-25-2011
    screampint
    Some photos from today at the Lunch Loops. No mud, dry dirt or packed snow, lots of fun.

    Don't know what it's like out at the Kokopelli, but I'm guessing it is similar. 18 Road is the last to dry out and would probably be a mess.







    As it warms up and the snow melts a bit more, some places will be quite a mess.
  • 01-27-2011
    mtncampbell
    We got some good riding in Moab in. We rode from town to all the rides to add some miles. Short video is here: http://www.vimeo.com/19196129
  • 01-27-2011
    Brentakular
    Rode lunch loops around 9:30 this morning. Wow, conditions are getting better everyday. Pet-E-Kes, Squeeze, Coyote Ridge, Ali-Ali and Kurts were awesome. Should be awesome later this weekend and next week as long as everyone avoids the snow sections which are going to turn to mud.
  • 01-27-2011
    Heckled
    I hiked 18rd last night, if it doesn't have snow on it, it's deep mud, still a couple weeks away from rideable. Took the dog for a hike on Rustlers Monday, good to ride early before it thaws, there were some big ruts from those of us that are over eager (patience, it builds character) . The stuff at Kokopelli should be good with just a couple more days of sun and 40deg temps.
  • 01-29-2011
    Miles2go
    Looking at a Sunday ride with the dog. Driving out heading west midday today (Sat). Would hopping on the Kokopelli just south of Mack be rideable? Looking for something that's not super technical and only about 8-10 miles, out and back or loop.

    Fruita would be in better shape than GJ's Gunnision Bluff's Trail area wouldn't it?
  • 01-29-2011
    Heckled
    Lunch Loops are probably your best bet in the valley, Koko will be ok if you ride early. maybe just keep going west to Moab, there's a group of us headed over this morning to ride Pipedream.
  • 01-31-2011
    cobi
    LL was great Sunday. Rode Pete's/High Noon/Raven Ridge/Ali Ali/Miramonte Rim/Curts. Barely touched snow or anything wet.
  • 02-01-2011
    slope folk
    You must not have ridden the same High Noon that I did. :) But, seriously, everything else was in excellent shape on Sunday. Hopefully things will dry out by this weekend.
  • 02-02-2011
    Miles2go


    We met up there on Sunday morning too. The first ride on my new Pivot. :thumbsup:

    The Lunch Loops were in great condition and we were early enough to be off of them by 11:00.
  • 02-02-2011
    tiggerider
    Miles2go Came by you Sunday. Sure like how well manner you dog was.