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    Snow on 401?

    Hi, I'm planning to ride trail 401 in Gunnison on Saturday with a buddy of mine, and figured it's worth asking about, since I've been seeing snow footage on the news recently.

    So what do you think? Does it stand a decent chance of being in good shape to ride on Saturday, or is it piled with snow right now?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    I doubt that 401 will be burried by tomorrow.
    You might want to get a map as well, because 401 is in Crested Butte.
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    I was actually already planning to get a map somewhere in CB, and when I said Gunnison, I was referring to the national forest, which contains 401 as far as I know.

    Thanks for the reassurance on conditions. I'm psyched about this ride!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesHarpBiker
    Hi, I'm planning to ride trail 401 in Gunnison on Saturday with a buddy of mine, and figured it's worth asking about, since I've been seeing snow footage on the news recently.

    Thanks,
    Jim

    i stopped in CB a couple of weeks ago and rode the 401 one day. between the green mud, the cows, and the wash boarding before each turn, i would say the trail is not in the best of shape.

    go ride doctor park instead.

    i ended up in moab and rabbit valley where the fun-o-meter was pegged
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Well, we planned to ride it from the bottom up, and then back down. The weather was perfect yesterday and there were only a couple points where there was a dusting of snow in the shade, but we only made it about 2 miles in due to my friend breaking his frame (see pic). To Rocky Mountain's credit, he had been riding it hard for a long time, treating it like a DH bike, and the amount of abuse it took to break it is nothing short of amazing.

    Even with very few leaves on the aspens and no wildflowers, the scenery was epic, and I loved the ride back down, even if it was short. Can't wait to get back out to CB again in spring when the snow melts!
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    Ooops. at least it was only 2 mile walk.

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