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    How the trails currently? Considering coming up tomorrow... probably ride stuff around Squirrel and surrounding areas. Snow on the ground? Doesn't look like you got that much rain today. True?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lono View Post
    How the trails currently? Considering coming up tomorrow... probably ride stuff around Squirrel and surrounding areas. Snow on the ground? Doesn't look like you got that much rain today. True?
    Bent Creek was in good shape last night. Very little rain today so as of right now today they are great!
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    Pisgah is good to go
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    Thanks! On my way.

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    Big tree down on Long Branch, couple hundred yards down from the Cemetery Loop.

    Gonna need a bigger saw than what I carry.

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    Pisgah is damp.
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    No Jacking. Newb from Clemson. trying to hit my 5. Great info here, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidMTB View Post
    No Jacking. Newb from Clemson. trying to hit my 5. Great info here, thanks.
    can somebody translate for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan1 View Post
    can somebody translate for me?
    Translation: "I can't do what I want in the forums until I get my post count up, so instead of posting something at least a little bit readable, let alone adding something to useful to the topic at hand, my solution is to post obscure and indecipherable replies to random forum threads."

    Disclaimer: My translating skills might totally suck and I'm way off base.

    Back onto the subject of trail conditions, but not in the slightest bit useful... How hot does it have to get in March before rock melts and the tree roots spontaneously burst into flame? This weather is crazy! (But I'll take it)
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    Turkeypen report 3/21:

    Vineyard: Perfect. Very leafy still, needs traffic. Go ride it!
    Riverside: Muddy as expected. Typical mudholes.
    S. Mills: Muddy as usual but looked well-used and clear of trees.
    Cantrell: Nicer than usual. Thanks for the chainsaw work.
    Squirrel gap: Perfect. Dry and free of leaves and trees.
    Mullinax: thanks for the drainage work.

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    Lots of recent rain but the trees are leafing out and the trails are in decent/fair/good shape.

    I'm calling Pisgah good to go
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    I'm old - please don't tell me, I forget - but understood that post. Then again, only a few truly understand me. (The OP gave thanks.)

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    Squirrel is in great shape this week.

    The briars seem to be doing well too if you were to
    fall off the mountain at just the right spot.

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    Any thoughts on the Pishag area trails for this weekend? Looked like a lot of rain happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot2001 View Post
    Any thoughts on the Pishag area trails for this weekend? Looked like a lot of rain happened.
    Lots of recent rain but the trees are leafing out and the trails are in decent/fair/good shape.

    I'm calling Pisgah good to go
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    HI!
    Will be heading up this way from Florida this July. Im currently riding a single speed 9er, ridgid bike.

    Bad idea? or Not? Never rode up there before. So just curious if I would be miserble and miss out on a lot of great riding due to lack of suspension and multiple gears....

    Thanks!

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    People do it all the time. You'll be fine.

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    Pisgah is as good as it gets
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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post
    Pisgah is as good as it gets
    Good to go?

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    Rode the Pisgah 111 this weekend. The course has a LOT of creek, stream, and poop puddle crossings but it's still magnificent. 99% incredible *****eness.

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    Rain is a good thing

    The dust might be gone for a day or two...

    Get it while you can, Spring won't last forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by park baker View Post
    Surprisingly, I wikied pantomime myself before I used it just to be sure it was the exact word I wanted and it was

    Bob Dylan Up to Me





    In other, more relevant news, it stopped raining early yesterday and Pisgah should already be passable.... The more sustainable trails in Dupont and Bent Creek probably need a day or two to dry out....

    Rain is a good thing

    The dust might be gone for a day or two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot2001 View Post
    Rode the Pisgah 111 this weekend. The course has a LOT of creek, stream, and poop puddle crossings but it's still magnificent. 99% incredible *****eness.

    So how deep is Bradley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    So how deep is Bradley?
    Deepest thing I crossed was about sack high. I'm 6'5" and the anxiety over the cold water improved my clearance.


    ~34"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot2001 View Post
    Deepest thing I crossed was about sack high. I'm 6'5" and the anxiety over the cold water improved my clearance.


    ~34"
    I'm rocking ~32" and I can tell you straight up that anyone who says that an extra two inches don't make a difference is a liar.
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Bent creek is wet in spots after tonight rain and the rain from a few days ago.
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    Bent Creek area saw some big water this afternoon.
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    I rode Pisgah yesterday and the recent storms have put some trees on the ground so it is a good time to throw your saws in your packs before heading out!

    It was damp in a few spots but even Avery Creek trail was mostly dry so I'm still calling it good to ride
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    Bent Creek is good to go.
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    It seems as if nobody uses this thread anymore but I figured I might revive it since there has been quite a bit of rain in the last week or so.

    I went out and road Black Mtn today and I must say it was all dry. The only place you could tell it had even been raining was Clawhammer Road, the trail itself was completely dry. So folks, don't be afraid to go hit up some Pisgah!

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    Yep, Pisgah is still all good. Come on over and ride!
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    sounds like good place to escape to from flooded Jaw-juh.

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    Or maybe not. It's fairly wet at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Or maybe not. It's fairly wet at the moment.
    Not anymore . I can't speak for Dupont or Bent Creek but I just came down from Mt. Pisgah and the trails were fine. One of the many great things about the PRD is how quickly the trails drain and dry - good thing as it is a temperate rain forest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post
    Not anymore . I can't speak for Dupont or Bent Creek but I just came down from Mt. Pisgah and the trails were fine. One of the many great things about the PRD is how quickly the trails drain and dry - good thing as it is a temperate rain forest!
    Good news. Then Pisgsh is good to go!

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    That 10" fallen red oak on lower Black is somewhat out of the way. How do I know it's 10inches? Cuz my saw was only eight.

    I dragged one end as far as I could to allow some passage. Cutting out a section would have been best but did I mention the 8" saw.

    Thanks to the person that had previously cut partially through and quit, it gave me inspiration.



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    I rode Squirrel on Saturday and it is seriously overgrown with briers and other crap on both sides that conspired to scratch me up pretty bad. I will try to remember to take a set of hand clippers with me next time I hit that trail.
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    Vineyard gap is good. Bradley and Riverside are typical...Laurel creek is mostly good other than the standard wet spots. Squirrel is overgrown in places. One big tree down on Mullinax.

    6 ticks found between me and my dog today. Be advised to look out for the little bastards.

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    The trails are wet..
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    Shhh... That's really not what I want to hear. I've been out of town with no bike riding for almost a month and what does it do the day I get back? Rain like crazy! It's killing my soul.

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    Drying fast
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    Wet again.
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    It has been two days since the Pisgah area has received substantial rainfall and based on what I have seen on the trails since then I'd say Pisgah is drying fast. Bent Creek and Dupont likely need more time to drain before they see heavy bike traffic but anyone looking to ride in Pisgah proper doesn't need to let last week's rain scare them away.
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    I rode Trace Ridge (N Mills River) day before yesterday and it was surprisingly dry, not even a little muddy. I rode Dupont (Cedar Rock -> Burnt Mtn) the day before that and it was still pretty wet in a lot of places. Those two trails tend to drain pretty well though, the rest of Dupont is probably in not such good condition.
    I will try and make it out to Pisgah tomorrow to see how things are, I would imagine things are pretty dry by now.

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    which trails have the best rhythm out there in the pisgah forest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanlawsons View Post
    which trails have the best rhythm out there in the pisgah forest?
    That depends on the beat of your drum.
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