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    Tunnel, Otero, David Canyon area trail conditions

    With the very active monsoon, the conditions are ever changing. Post the conditions you find here. Plus its time to let the forest closure thread die. That being said, yesterday we got about 4-5 hours of steady too hard rain. Well over an inch at Raven Rd. Very soft and wet right now. Going to take a bit to dry out enough to ride without putting lots of kittens at risk.
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    One extreme to the other... Crazy.

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    Rode Otero this afternoon. It was fairly dry down low, crusty up high with a slippery spot here and there. Definitely rideable though.

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    I think it just dumped about an inch in the last 45 minutes here in the valley. So much for tomorrow's ride I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biklophile View Post
    I think it just dumped about an inch in the last 45 minutes here in the valley. So much for tomorrow's ride I guess.
    Been raining pretty steady up here for a while now Pat. I would prob at least give it a little time tomorrow.
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    Steady to hard rain all evening and most of the night.
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    Thanks Steve. The info you post here is much appreciated.
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    Gnasty and top of Otero is a little muddy. Tunnel, tio, good to go. Lots of people on the trails today.

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    Two very hard downpours and a couple of hours of nice steady rain overnight. Just what we needed to get things back in prime shape. Tunnel was actually starting to get a little dusty. Hero dirt on the way.
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    Hurt Rider Sunday?

    Rode Tunnel Sunday morning, chopper there to pick up a hurt rider. Anyone know if the guys okay? Kinda brought a somber mood to the ride. Hope he's okay.

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    Some of the best hardpack conditions I've seen in a long time. Fast!
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    Lots of good rain last night=hero dirt today!
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    Turkey Trot, Cajun and Wild Turkey Trails still closed as of yesterday for tree thinning. Otherwise after a pretty strong storm today, conditions are awesome. Have a safe weekend.
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    I assume its pretty soggy out there Otero, Tunnel? We got pounded by hail and lots of rain in the Sandias yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    I assume its pretty soggy out there Otero, Tunnel? We got pounded by hail and lots of rain in the Sandias yesterday.
    We got it here in the Otero area as well. The ground is nice and moist but not muddy for the most part. Theres those few areas that might have a little mud but prob more hero dirt than mud. I plan on getting some in about an hour or so.
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    Looked like there was about 2 ft of water flowing down Otero. Plenty of logs and rocks moved around. Made the arroyo crossings interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    Looked like there was about 2 ft of water flowing down Otero. Plenty of logs and rocks moved around. Made the arroyo crossings interesting.
    my buddy texted us a pic of otero yesterday either during or right after the rain. I mean Dayum, that canyon was flowing like the pecos!!!i It had to have been about 2 or more feet of water running down. I think I saw some of Knob's stash floating in the river too!!! Sh! t happens... Oh well

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    Looks like its going to be tough to find a dry trail this weekend. Rain, rain and more rain. It rained for about 20 hours up here yesterday and some hard rain moving in now. Can't remember getting this much rain over just a few days. Trees and critters ought to be loving this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    Looks like its going to be tough to find a dry trail this weekend. Rain, rain and more rain. It rained for about 20 hours up here yesterday and some hard rain moving in now. Can't remember getting this much rain over just a few days. Trees and critters ought to be loving this.
    Another back-door cold front maybe Sunday night...doesn't look good till about mid-week next week. I'm staying off the trails this weekend. Can't wait to see the desert bloom when the sun comes out though!

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    Heavy rain again this am. Looks like lots more headed this way shortly.
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    Got out on Tunnel and Otero yesterday. Both are in good shape and GTG. Everything I rode held up really held up good to all the rain.
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    Rode today in Otero, Tunnel. All the trail are good to go. Hero dirt. Birdhouse especially fun. Held up good with all the rain. Packed down and fast.

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    Did you guys get much rain over there yesterday? I was hoping to ride as early as possible today, but not sure what conditions are like...

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    We got rain but it's rideable with the usual wet spots

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    Just got back. Did Tunnel-West Ridge-Tio Juanito-Otero-Tunnel-West Ridge-Birdhouse. Conditions were very good! A lot more loose fists and babyheads than last time I rode there though...

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