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    So I'll be in Brevard Thursday night and Friday then heading over to Tsali Saturday - Monday morning. It's is supposed to be scattered rain everyday. I assume DuPont and Tsali are ok, but I probably shouldn't try to ride Pisgah? I'll be staying near the Walmart, so it looks there is a connector trail right up to the Black Mountain/Clawhammer area.

    Local advice welcome.

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    Heads up for the wknd

    South Mills River trail is in the worst shape it's been in years. The mud holes from Mullinax to the Cantrel Creek chimney are 8" deep, will suck yer wheel right in and the holes are so wide now you can not avoid them. Add to that someone is trimming the laurels and dropping the branches in the middle of the trail. Really sucky way to end a great ride on Squirrel. Suggest instead you out and back Squirrel or take Horse Cove to Funnel Top or go out Wolf Ford to Yellow Gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose View Post
    South Mills River trail is in the worst shape it's been in years. The mud holes from Mullinax to the Cantrel Creek chimney are 8" deep, will suck yer wheel right in and the holes are so wide now you can not avoid them. Add to that someone is trimming the laurels and dropping the branches in the middle of the trail. Really sucky way to end a great ride on Squirrel. Suggest instead you out and back Squirrel or take Horse Cove to Funnel Top or go out Wolf Ford to Yellow Gap.
    That whole S. Mills stuff is getting toasted it seems. From the Fishermans Camp all the way down to TP. I guess it never gets time to recover and being so close to the river its perpetually wet.

    Thanks for the heads up Goose. Funnel Top to Horse is a good ride...just keep your eye out for rattlesnakes.

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    Vastly increased user #'s d/t the Mills River closure (still effectively closed to most non-mtb users) is the main issue with SMR right now.

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    How's Pisgah looking? I just arrived to visit wife's family. About 50 minute drive from Brevard.
    I brought my bike this time. Are the trails in good shape?

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    I believe all the trails have been taking the daily rains pretty well and this weekend's forecast is clear skies, woohoo.
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    Good to know as I will be in that area all week next week!

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    Yep, not bad in Pisgah right now.

    The new section of lower black has firmed up nicely since the re-working a few weeks ago

    Avery creek was nice this past weekend

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    We got slammed with rain in Spartanburg last night. How bad did it rain up there?
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    Not bad at all

    Less than 1 inch at my house here last night which backs up to Pisgah between Turkey Pen and the forest entrance where the Hub bike shop is.

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    Bracken is awesome right now. Never see it mentioned here much but what a sweet after work ride that is. Watch for sh!t-tons of acorns down tho, like marbles in the corners.
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    yeah, the acorns are thick on the ground right now. Like riding on marbles in some places

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    yeah, the acorns are thick on the ground right now.
    Indications say it's gonna be a tough winter. Thermal tights, ugh.
    Pisgah Forest NC

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    Got my Lake Winter riding boots ready to with a fresh coat of mink oil on the leather

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    Any updates if someone were to haul south for a couple days?

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    The trails are nice for the most part
    We have not had much rain at all.

    I go out 3 times a week and have not seen any really muddy sections

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    Well, it HAS been raining for the last 24 hours, so choose carefully!

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    Yeah, but it only shows 1/4 inch at my house in the last 24 hours
    My house backs up to Pisgah between forest entrance and turkey pen

    That's not too bad, but it's still raining, so have to see what the total is when it stops

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    Pisgah Trail Conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Yeah, but it only shows 1/4 inch at my house in the last 24 hours
    My house backs up to Pisgah between forest entrance and turkey pen

    That's not too bad, but it's still raining, so have to see what the total is when it stops
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    No, not Emory , Doug

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    Pisgah Trail Conditions

    Ok, well hello Doug.

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    Howdy there

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    Great riding Sunday, but mostly because the tread was frozen solid. With several days of temps in the 40s and light precipitation, the District and DSRF will be well into the thaw side of the Freeze/Thaw cycle. Expect a slopfest until it's frozen again...

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    I was out Sunday as well in the Fish hatchery area

    It was hard packed nice because of the colder temps

    If it does get too sloppy I throw more gravel road/logging roads into the mix

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    Thanks guys. Just thinking about a quick sneak down south for the coming long weekend. Appreciate the info!

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