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    Otero conditions?

    A post in an earlier thread got me thinking that most, if not all, of Tunnel & Otero are clear and good to go. Can someone confirm or deny that form me please?

    If it's clear, planning to ride out there around 10:00-10:15 tomorrow morning. The more, the merrier.

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    Not exactly clear, but definitely rideable. I plan on starting at 4pm when it starts to firm up a bit. I plan on being out there for a few hours. You'd be welcome cuz everyone else bailed on the ride, but bring lights. I did a loop yesterday - Otero, Tio Juanita, West Ridge, Birdhouse. It was fun, fun, especially BH! The only negative is that you have to HAB up TJ, since no one has been hiking, but once you top out on WR it's all rideable. Birdhouse is especially "interesting."

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    This is about as bad as it gets on WR.

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    onetwothree, thanks for getting back to me. That looks like too much snow and too much HAB for our taste. We're going to stick with the south footies tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABQ Clydesdale View Post
    A post in an earlier thread got me thinking that most, if not all, of Tunnel & Otero are clear and good to go. Can someone confirm or deny that form me please?

    If it's clear, planning to ride out there around 10:00-10:15 tomorrow morning. The more, the merrier.

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    Its pretty cherry now. Otero only had two HAB. Everywhere else was nyoce

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    Got about an inch of snow last night.
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    damn we were in the perfect window then.... OneTwoThree likes riding in the snow, when hes on a fat bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    damn we were in the perfect window then.... OneTwoThree likes riding in the snow, when hes on a fat bike.
    In all earnest, we could have used an inch of snow and the lower temps. My internal barometer needs a little calibration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    In all earnest, we could have used an inch of snow and the lower temps. My internal barometer needs a little calibration.

    Fat = PHUN!
    I was happy exactly what i wanted.I just got winded quick and couldn't go any faster then slow. It would have been fun if bird house was as slick as some of the lower ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    I was happy exactly what i wanted.I just got winded quick and couldn't go any faster then slow. It would have been fun if bird house was as slick as some of the lower ****
    I was looking forward to the packed snow, myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    I was looking forward to the packed snow, myself.
    We got about 3-4in overnight and still snowing. More expected Wed. Just in the nick of time.Thank you mother nature
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    Onetwothree must have done a snow dance,he loves that snow pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Onetwothree must have done a snow dance,he loves that snow pack.
    When you guys weren't looking on the Black Moon ride.

    The additional moisture will likely help conceal any "evidence."

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    Im not worried about evidence, because there was no crime. A sow pack ride would be fun. Maybe next Friday?

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    I wish I had onetwothree's money. A new phatbyke? danga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    I wish I had onetwothree's money. A new phatbyke? danga.
    lol, you do. $20 to be exact, Dawg!

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    poor kittens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    poor kittens.
    Kittens eventually grow into cats as they are extremely resilient creatures. There are way too many cats. Just doing our part to reduce the population, so they don't suffer.

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    At the risk of being redundant with my request for updates over there, can anyone tell us how the conditions at Otero and Tunnel are after all the warmth this week?

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    Muddy or perfection. .. its kind of a grey area. Otero is slow to dry out in that cold shady canyon. Surrounding trails may be fine for Saturday. Tunnel up west ridge to bird house and bomb back. Try out lps lunas for a sure thing

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    Thank you, sir!

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    I rode up the dump road (462) at Cedro today. Dump road is fine but any single track that was shaded was nasty mud-I didn't ride in it, just headed down trails until I hit the slop then back tracked.

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    I haven't been in Otero lately but there's still snow on the slopes and we had a couple come in reporting snow, ice and mud on a hike of Tunnel and Birdhouse. I'm betting another week and the trails will be in good shape.

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    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the info. We'll be sticking to the foothills today with an eye toward Tunnel and Otero next week.

    ABQ Clyde

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    Gutierrez canyon trail in Cedar Crest is about 95% dry and in good shape. I only ran into two other riders there today. Bet the foot hills were packed.
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    Warm weather has me dreaming of Otero. Any news. Rideable by Saturday?
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    Thats the expectation. Saturday it was still muddy. But Saturday should be good. Its probably a good idea to get your riding in now before it gets locked up.

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    From what I'm told. there is still plenty of muddy stretches in Otero as of yesterday. So I wouldn't count on great conditions. Earlier the better. There are some good dry stretches in sunny areas up on top.
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    Not to hijack but has anyone rode Oak Flats recently? I was thinking of getting out there Sunday.
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    Areas around David Canyon are in pretty good shape. 3-Bottles had a little mud but not bad. Otero has more mud than anywhere I rode today.Some spots were pretty bad. West ridge and Tunnel are in great shape. Dry and fast. Otero needs more time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    Areas around David Canyon are in pretty good shape. 3-Bottles had a little mud but not bad. Otero has more mud than anywhere I rode today.Some spots were pretty bad. West ridge and Tunnel are in great shape. Dry and fast. Otero needs more time.
    Drop In was pretty "clumpy" and the top of Gnasty was also wet. Bottom of Tio Juanito was a little moist. Very top of Birdhouse also muddy... anything north facing up high with snow... other than that it seemed OK. I'd say by next weekend all should be pretty good to go!
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    Otero is drying out quick. Everything from the PL to Tio Juanito were good to go today Only a few small soft spots.
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    Sweet. Looks like I'll be on a post work ride tomorrow. Three Bottles area was looking dryish on Mon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mungry View Post
    Not to hijack but has anyone rode Oak Flats recently? I was thinking of getting out there Sunday.
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    I haven't been over there but it should be ok. I'm just across the hwy on Raven and my property is dry now.
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    Hope you got your ride in early. Pretty wet up here now.
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    Sweet! Yay for rain!

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    How's it looking for this weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjlama View Post
    How's it looking for this weekend?
    Without more moisture it should be GTG
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    Thanks! Hopefully I have enough time to get up there Saturday morning.

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    How is it looking out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighSpeedChase View Post
    How is it looking out there?

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    Good to go. No moisture over night here. Rode through Three bottles yesterday afternoon and lots of hero dirt.
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    Any rain out there today (Saturday)?
    No rain forecasted tonight.
    Want to hit it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlx john View Post
    Any rain out there today (Saturday)?
    No rain forecasted tonight.
    Want to hit it tomorrow.
    No rain and I left at 3pm. Did see a few snow flurries. Some damp (not muddy) spots at the top of Birdhouse. Conditions on Gnasty and DropIn were extraordinary! Have fun.
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    WE got quite a bit of rain and about an inch of snow yesterday, East mtns will be muddy today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    WE got quite a bit of rain and about an inch of snow yesterday, East mtns will be muddy today.
    Heh, yeah I got stuck out there in some of that around 4pm. It was hailing pretty hard for a bit, then turned into rain. It also got cold as hell pretty quick. Had to start braking with my middle fingers cause my index fingers were numb! Quite an interesting ride! Maybe that's why Lynn was telling me to carry a hard shell....

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    Otero-Tunnel are GTG.
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    Otero conditions?-april-snow-001.jpgGo figure. Started coming down about an hour ago. Probably melt just as fast.
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    Sandias too

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    I am actually happy to see it get some moisture after what I saw yesterday. It was dry dry dry. The wind was blowing the dust down the trail big time. If it can get a little moisture every 1-2 weeks it will be for the greater good.
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    Any word on how things look out there for this weekend? Did yesterday's..."event" put down enough moisture that we should avoid it for this weekend or is it good to go?

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