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    Rain Rain Go Away

    I love the trails after a little rain but lately the rains that we have received have done some damage to the trails. I went and rode the dead horse loop today and there are big ruts all over. A lot of the dirt on three mile smile has been washed away and rocks remain in the ruts. Im not sure if the trails will "heal" over time or if some work will have to be put in, but it did not feel like the same trail and was much less fun to ride.

    Posted this as an FYI for anyone who is thinking of heading out o this area. I was disappointed and would have ridden elsewhere if I had known. I have rode the BBT and its in good shape and I have heard that Cowboy Trails are in good shape as well.

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    I'll find out about CB this weekend...

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    That's good to know. I was planning on doing that Late Night/Dead Horse/Red Canyon loop next week when I'm down there. One of my old favorites that I haven't done in years.

    We've had some big gulley-washers up here in Ely as well. The rain has been nice... but when it starts really pouring creating a river right down the trail it kinda changes things up.
    Last edited by KRob; 09-03-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Rode Cowboy up to first finger yesterday and it seemed to still be in pretty good shape.

    Cottonwood is pretty wrecked... rode 3 mile smile yesterday and it is really rough, I've heard the upper part of Viagra is washed out too. Some of Landmine was washed out and parts of Dead Horse were too.

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    Rode Kibbles 'n Bits yesterday and it was great. There was a lot more vegetation. Trail was in good shape.

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    Most fall line trails will have damage.... ones built cross grain should be good ta go!
    I dig dirt!

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    I have to say that the trails at Cottonwood have gain a lot character over the last couple of weeks after the rain. (Not good for the CX guys)
    So much that even at the top of badger pass someone already re-routed the last climb, some nice rock features where also added to the second half of the three mile smile.
    If anyone wants to get them back to the original shape they are going to requiere a lot of work and I just don't know of anyone other than the BLM authorized and with enough tools and resources to coordinate a big group effort on a weekend.
    You can't even ride the whole lower tunnel anymore you have to dismount and squat along with your bike.
    The vegetation at Kibbles 'n Bits is a beautiful green carpet with yellow flowers all around.
    The summer is almost over and once again you can get away with ridding at noon.

    I think that the BLM should go fix Cottonwood!
    That will be the best way to spend my TAXES.
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    Kibbles 'n Bits??? What trail system?
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon View Post
    Kibbles 'n Bits??? What trail system?
    The Cowboy trails Shawn.
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    Mmmmmmm..........Kibbles n' Bits

    They'll clean the tunnel out, when they get around to it.

    I think it only took 6-8 weeks last time

    As far as the rest goes, the trail gnomes will have to pick up the slack there.

    Did I hear new lines ?

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    Anyone been out there since the last rain!? It was even worse i think...

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    Thank you ! ! !

    I was out there yesterday and the Gnomes have been hard at it !

    There is a "new" re-route at the top of Badger on the south side of the old trail (wash) that is much better than the first one.The one the N. side is just not that ride-able. I applaud their effort though.

    They also did a TON of WORK on Red Valley ! Like 40-50 or more MAN HOURS worth of work !

    So I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!

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