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    Teton Valley/Jackson Info

    It seems this stuff comes up as much as SV/Sawtooth threads, it would be a good compendium resource, IMO.

    I can help populate and moderate it, if that is an option.
    Here is a great list of resources to start:

    This is a local rider's project, already excellent
    Teton MTB

    Local Teton Valley, Idaho trail group website, lots of solid info here.
    Welcome to Teton Valley Trails and Pathways

    My own open Facebook page with local trail building info and other scuttlebut
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/112009195556789/

    Teton Pass shenanigans and doings, straight from the dudes makin' it HAPPEN
    Teton Freedom Riders

    Thriving scene going on at Grand Targhee, check into it as the season comes. Lots of lift served DH and XC heaven
    Grand Targhee Resort | Ski Vacation | Alta, WY

    lift served 'mini-golf' DH-lite trails at the Village, check it when summer comes
    http://www.jacksonhole.com/

    More to come!
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    Do you want this to be thread to be the sticky?
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    That would work well, but We should change the thread tite.
    How about
    'Teton Valley ID/ Jackson/ Pass Monster Thread, with pics!'
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    And with trail maps, of course. You know, something like that.
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    And then we eat them."

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    Teton Valley news!
    The Wydaho Rendezvous festival (100% non prof. Fundraiser for Teton Valley Trails And Pathways) will be held over Labor Day weekend in 13'. More to come, but we really want to build this event, and this time seems to work well with other regional events.
    We will have demos, rides, camping, food, races, fun races, clinics, music, tons o' beer, and lots lots more!
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    When is teton pass usually snow free?? thx
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    July, usually.
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    I heard from a reliable source that Horseshoe and Aspen trail are good to go...anyone ride Cache/etc or Redtop lately?
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    Rode most of munger Monday, good to go. Big munger still has snow on top. The rest is in primo shape.

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    Any trail recs for teton valley/jackson area memorial day weekend? Camping near palisades so should have good access in either direction. Very much open yet? We're looking for a couple 2-3 hr rides, if they're around. thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by faip22thedoc View Post
    Any trail recs for teton valley/jackson area memorial day weekend? Camping near palisades so should have good access in either direction. Very much open yet? We're looking for a couple 2-3 hr rides, if they're around. thanks guys
    Where in the Palisades area are you going to be?

    Fall Creek has a couple loops (west of Swan Valley across the river)
    South Fork Bench trail

    Kelly Canyon towards Ririe has a bunch of trails and is riding really well right now, Sunday morning or Monday morning would be the best times (avoid Saturday afternoons up there due to the moto crowd)
    Snake River Mountain BIke Club

    Teton Valley, ID: Horseshoes, Aspen, Rush Hour are good to go.
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    faip22thedoc If you don't mind the drive to Jackson. I rode West Game creek and Wilson Canyon last night via putt putt. 14 miles took 3 of us at a conversation pace 3hrs. Wilson canyon was sweet, rolls right through the burn area from last years fire. Colors on the ground contrasting the burn area is crazy. Just Cache to Game creek is fun and shorter if you've never done it.

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    Conditions are HERO PRIME on most trails under 8000 feet currently. Cache>Game>West>Ferrins was stupid good tonight, and the FS is already hard at work improving things. I hear all of Horseshoe is prime on the other side, as well as the Mike Harris loops.
    Not sure about Phillips Ridge/etc, anyone with 1st hand?
    It's on!
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    this thread has alot of good info about epics.

    Biggest vertical descents around??

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    Thinking about diverting from our Moab trip to Jackson the third week of June. What are the chances that Lithium will be ride-able top to bottom?

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    I like your chances for third week. It may be close though. There were a couple inches of new snow put down on the pass this morning. I rode Lithium's neighbor Black Canyon 3rd week last year no problem. Snow melt is a little faster this year IMO. These guys have been doing a trail report.
    Trail Report: May 21, 2013 | Friends of Pathways

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    Even if Lithium isn't a total go, everything else will be rippable, I reckon'. Maybe not all of Targhee, though.
    Hard sayin', not knowin'!
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    Thanks guys. One more question, last time I was there I just camped in Grand Teton NP with the family. However, since this is a guys trip, are there any good BLM style camp areas around Jackson?

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    Google
    Shadow Mountain
    Mosquito Creek
    Even up Phillips Canyon if you are 'crafty'
    Many, many in Idaho
    Moose Creek
    Anywhere at all in the Big Holes
    Darby Canyon
    Teton Canyon
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    Awesome, thanks rideit.

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    Trail update from Teton Valley:

    Mill Creek is good to go up to the lightning ridge saddle (top of the new Colter's Escape trail), just a few patches of snow on Saturday which are probably gone by now. The new Peaked trail, Lightning loop and Lightning connector all still looked snowy.

    Heard the S. Horseshoe is good except for one patch of snow at the top, and that Corral is good, but top of Red has a good bit of snow.

    Looks like a warming week which should really open things up, Mid June we should be mostly good to go.

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    Rode up 38 special (new trail w/38 switchbacks on Peaked) and then over to the top of Colter's, bad call, still plenty of mud and snow. Give it another week.

    Hearing reports of bears on both Rush Hour and Mill Creek, don't forget the bear spray.

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    Local events, 2013
    Snow King is hosting a three race series this summer, with the first one being a 'short track' Enduro format. Basically, this means that the uphill sections aren't timed, so the best bike handlers an win over the best peddler! More to come, but the first event will be on July 14th, the same day as a free Steve Earl concert at the base! So, beers, bikes, music.

    Targhee is hosting the Pierre's Hole 50/100 on the 13th, I believe.
    I'll try and find links.
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    I have some air miles to burn and free time but not a lot of spare cash. Would it be feasible to fly into JAC, get a ride into town, rent a 29er and head to the mtns for a few days of camp-touring?

    I see that The Hub bikes rents bikes and kid trailers, so hypothetically I could pedal to the trailhead / campsite, set up camp then go exploring.

    I'm just not familiar with the roads and distances involved to the good riding areas.

    thanks

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    Fitzgeralds is THE specialist shop for what you are talking about (even though they are in Victor) but you should really give Jay Petervary there a call.
    Tell him Rideit sent ya!
    We are the premier Bicycle Shop of the Tetons, Jackson Hole, Driggs, Victor, Idaho Falls and South East Idaho! Come see us in Victor, Idaho.
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