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    Very cool - looking forward to it! Thanks for the beta!
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    Teocali Ridge

    I was hoping to ride Teocali for my B-day this weekend but according to the trail conditions link its a no go:

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    Conditions: Teocalli Ridge Trail is closed to all users until the trail is repaired-likely next year. Only ride as an out and back on the uphill. West Brush Creek crossing is high and dangerous on the road, and gets bigger by afternoon. I wouldn't cross it alone ! People have drown in this crossing. There is a rope to help cross. 7-16-11. great flowers in the area.

    Does anyone have more info about the damage to the trail? Thanks. Any alternates would be appreciated, other than Dr's Park, RFBD, and 401. Really liked Teo's descent.
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    I camped off of Brush creek this past weekend. A couple of guys camping out there rode it on Sat - they didn't say anything about it being closed or heavy trail damage.

    Wildflowers are exploding in CB now! For alternatives, I heard Deer Creek was good, but didn't hit it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    I was hoping to ride Teocali for my B-day this weekend but according to the trail conditions link its a no go:




    Does anyone have more info about the damage to the trail? Thanks. Any alternates would be appreciated, other than Dr's Park, RFBD, and 401. Really liked Teo's descent.
    Teo was getting pretty moto-ed out. I'm not exactly sure what the FS is doing about it, but I would assume they're using heavy machinery and placing cinder blocks.

    Sounds like you like fast, steep, freeride-ey trails if you like Teo. I'd suggest 409 and a half, or replacing flag on RFBD with what I've been calling "XX". I bet you'd like 413 as well, and it will be closed to all users in the near future, but the Taylor river crossing would be nasty right now. Maybe roaring judy. Info on those rides and a bunch more on my blog HERE.

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    Thanks Frank. You gave me some info about the Raggeds trail last year which actually ended up being a great ride. The deadfall was all cut out and the trail was in great shape. I think its better to ride it in the fall when the trail has had a chance to be cleared out. Thanks for the beta on trails around CB, I'll check out one of those trails.

    slcdawg, how was Doctors?

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    Frank

    Do you know when 413 is slated to be closed?

    does this map show the closure that is supposed to happen?

    http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial..._North_ROD.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg View Post

    Wildflowers are exploding in CB now! For alternatives, I heard Deer Creek was good, but didn't hit it myself.
    Rode it about 6 days ago as a loop from camp on Slate River with Upper Upper, etc. Total blast. My first time riding the trail. STEEEEP climbing and then I totally dug the rolling cross-country singletrack across the ridge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    slcdawg, how was Doctors?
    Doctors lived up to the hype! Thanks for the beta. The stream crossing wasn't bad - just above the knee. The top of the descent was a little tech on the HT, but the buff ST of the Star Wars section was a total blast - definitely will be hitting it again.

    With the long, but easy spin on the road this made for a great Sunday recovery ride. Highly, highly recommended.
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    No problem knumbskull. Maybe check out Texas Ridge as another option, too.

    BDKeg, 413 is the dashed line on the North shore of Taylor Reservoir that heads towards matchless. A friend of mine who works for the FS said they're concentrating on closing user-created roads that lead to campsites right now, and there is a good chance that they won't get around to closing 413 this summer at all.


    Speaking of the Raggeds, anyone been on that yet this year? I was thinking of riding it back after a friends' party in Marble in a couple of weeks, but I don't want to deal with tons of deadfall again. (And I agree with you knumbskull, it's a better fall ride.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmtbr View Post
    BDKeg, 413 is the dashed line on the North shore of Taylor Reservoir that heads towards matchless. A friend of mine who works for the FS said they're concentrating on closing user-created roads that lead to campsites right now, and there is a good chance that they won't get around to closing 413 this summer at all.
    that's good...I need to get over there and ride it soon. I wonder what the chances are of creating a petition/proposal in CB for keeping the trail open but for non-motorized users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    that's good...I need to get over there and ride it soon. I wonder what the chances are of creating a petition/proposal in CB for keeping the trail open but for non-motorized users?
    Not a chance- it's too steep and it's important habitat for Bighorn Sheep, plus they already spent a lot of time going through the whole land use process. That said, we could have lost quite a few trails...

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    Anyone heard anything about the condition of the Raggeds trail?

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    anybody ridden Eccher Gulch lately? Was wondering what kind of condition it's in, possibly thinking about riding it this coming weekend.

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    Rode it 3 weeks ago. 5 thumbs up

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    Anybody ridden any of the goods in the SW corner of CO, say like the north fork, West Mancos, or Stoner Mesa or the Calico Trail over there by Dolores or Rico? Looking for aspen trees and good fall colors right now.

    Also some good bike shops in the area where I can buy some maps? the Latitude 40 map I have of Durango doesn't show what I need to know to get to Stoner Mesa or the Calico trail heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    anybody ridden Eccher Gulch lately? Was wondering what kind of condition it's in, possibly thinking about riding it this coming weekend.
    Did you make it to Eccher? If so, how is the condition and where did you access it from? We were thinking of hitting it in early October from Deadman's/Rosebud. Used to have access to it from private property off Jacks up above the ranch then using private trails to access Granite Basin but the property has been sold and we don't know the new owner who is from out of state.

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    in fruita - halloween, clear skies, 60 degrees, trails are begging to be ridden.

    current conditions for fruita are frequently updated at these facebook pages

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    Anyone been out to Sand Canyon lately? I'm assuming too muddy or snowy right now?

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    rode Fruita on 1/6/12. 50 degrees and sunny! epic

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    Hartman's is riding nice... in January. Man I want it to snow.
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    Nicely done. I gotta go check that out!

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    Does anyone know about the Gunnison and Hartman rocks area? Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns View Post
    Does anyone know about the Gunnison and Hartman rocks area? Thank you!
    Umm . . did you look two posts up?

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    Any word on Sand Canyon, or Barker Dome?

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    Heading to Barker Dome Sunday - expect snow on the northern slopes.

    Update 1/29/12 - Muddy conditions
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfly View Post
    Heading to Barker Dome Sunday - expect snow on the northern slopes.

    Update 1/29/12 - Muddy conditions
    Do you think conditions will be good by tuesday?

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    Go early before the thaw. No one has ridden up there so you won't be fighting ruts.

    Unless frozen I would guess a week minimum until the mud on the flat sections drys.

    Rode the entire system a couple weeks ago. The north face downhill sections were fine because the snow was crusty. Dropping into the northern "half pipe" was sketchy - but I walk sections even when dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfly View Post
    Go early before the thaw. No one has ridden up there so you won't be fighting ruts.

    Unless frozen I would guess a week minimum until the mud on the flat sections drys.

    Rode the entire system a couple weeks ago. The north face downhill sections were fine because the snow was crusty. Dropping into the northern "half pipe" was sketchy - but I walk sections even when dry.
    Thanks for the info!

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    What r conditions in gj and fruita like. Thinking of headed over in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flexlarson View Post
    What r conditions in gj and fruita like. Thinking of headed over in the morning.
    as of sunday the 4th, 18 road is not rideable, kokopelli is. you can always check facebook, they update trail conditions almost every day.

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    Game on in Gunnison.

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    70s today at hartman's...first ride of the season out there and everything seemed pretty dry


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    just rode <7500' stuff in salida
    all nice and dry

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    Rode in Eagle last Saturday. Got to trails as high as Pipeline. Only one small drift that required a 25' hike-a-bike, the rest was pretty much snow-free and fun!

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    Hey all. I am on the Front Range Denver side and we were having a tough time getting our trail reports in one spot so we built a new site. It is TheTrailReport.com | Trail Search | Community Driven Trail Reports and is up and running. We have only really added trails on our side from Fort Collins to Pueblo, but you all are more than welcome to add in your trails. It is super easy to use and it has been catching on for us. Check it out if you have a moment. We need help adding in trails from areas outside of our typical "ride" zone.

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    Don't forget your chain lube if you're headed to Fruita... sand box conditions out there.

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    Don't let the weather fool you. Riding was great at LL today. Not a drop of water to be found. Wind wasn't bad at all either.

    Did Pete's, Holy Cross, Holy Bucket, Curts. We passed one rider and one hiker on trail. Get out now while everyone is at Mogfest or sitting in the house waiting on the rain.

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    Crested Butte Conditions

    I'm thinking about heading to Crested Butte next week for some hiking and biking. I was hoping that the light snowpack would mean some potential for biking and hiking at lower elevations but I'm wondering if anyone can give an update on conditions. Have any of the camping areas opened up, and are any of the lower elevation trails ridable at this point? Thanks for the help!

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    Trail conditions report

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    lower elevation trails around CB are pretty much good to go (upper/strand/lupine). Snodgrass should be open very soon, CBMR trails still have some snow on them from this past ski season. Lower loop is still a bit wet but that won't be long either. There is some stuff up cement creek that is dry as well. If you're coming up next week you might as well hit hartman's in gunny for a day too.

    Camping wise...slate is open up to at least pittsburg, you can get pretty far up wash gulch to the free camping now and gothic is open to near rustler's gulch...all of this being free camping

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    Snodgrass is open as of today. 409 is a longer ride that is fully open. Deer Creek is very close.

    Free camping up Cement Creek as well as everything mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmtbr View Post
    Snodgrass is open as of today. 409 is a longer ride that is fully open. Deer Creek is very close.

    Free camping up Cement Creek as well as everything mentioned above.
    sweet! thanks for the update frank, should be some nice opportunity for to make some bigger loop rides with snod/strand open now. Have you been on lower/GB at all lately?

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    Thanks so much for the information, I really appreciate it. One benefit of the mediocre ski year...makes for a longer riding season! Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    sweet! thanks for the update frank, should be some nice opportunity for to make some bigger loop rides with snod/strand open now. Have you been on lower/GB at all lately?
    Ha! I haven't been riding at all, the skiing has still been pretty good (or at least it was in Silverton last weekend). That said, I've found that the lower loops always take longer than you might think- all those slides that the climax chutes send down all year seem to stack up there and take a while to melt.

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    Looking forward to an early epic season at the butte this year
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    Hey there! I will be heading out to Fruita for Memorial Day weekend. Should arrive Thursday. Anyone willing to provide some companionship and guidance for a Friday ride? My wife and I will be the only riders. We are competent cross country riders who can handle some technical stuff, but zero freeride skills.
    Please let me know. Thanks.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Gunnison County Fire Ban starting May 21

    From the Crested Butte news:

    "Gunnison County is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions for the first time since 2006. A resolution approved by the County Commissioners this week goes into effect on May 21 and prohibits open burning, private use of fireworks, open charcoal or wood fires, ditch burning and the burning of trash and debris in unincorporated sections of the county.
    The restrictions do allow for some recreational fires within the county. According to Dennis Spritzer, Gunnison fire marshal, liquid or gas fired stoves, charcoal grill fires, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and small recreational fires within fire pits at developed campgrounds are still okay. An exception has also been included for the city of Gunnison and the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte to host 4th of July fireworks, provided that on-the-ground conditions donít get even drier."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnirider View Post
    From the Crested Butte news:

    "Gunnison County is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions for the first time since 2006. A resolution approved by the County Commissioners this week goes into effect on May 21 and prohibits open burning, private use of fireworks, open charcoal or wood fires, ditch burning and the burning of trash and debris in unincorporated sections of the county.
    The restrictions do allow for some recreational fires within the county. According to Dennis Spritzer, Gunnison fire marshal, liquid or gas fired stoves, charcoal grill fires, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and small recreational fires within fire pits at developed campgrounds are still okay. An exception has also been included for the city of Gunnison and the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte to host 4th of July fireworks, provided that on-the-ground conditions donít get even drier."
    so is the free dispersed camping out wash gulch/slate, ect exempt from this as well as long as there is a fire ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    so is the free dispersed camping out wash gulch/slate, ect exempt from this as well as long as there is a fire ring?
    to answer my own question...no campfires in dispersed areas...bummer

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