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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.

    Thanks again,
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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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    ABQ Clyde
    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.
    Sent on my Droid while hitting that $h!t

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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!

    Seriously, I would no sooner own a Fatty than I would a hot tub. Too much maintenance.

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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?

    Thanks,
    ABQ Clyde

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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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