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    rode greenslick and trace ridge two weekends ago, they were fast, dry, and awesome. we hit the weather lotto and got 70+ and sunshine. Rode up in Boone too, much wetter and colder up there. Of course, with all the snow in the last week, these conditions have completely changed by now...

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    Visiting Asheville tomorrow and Friday for some riding. Anyone ridden Bent Creek the last couple days? How are the trails?

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    yes, also still looking for trail conditions. is there a hotline we can call?

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    It's really a mixed bag right now. Not the best answer, but hey, it's "spring" in the mountains.

    Observations: On Saturday, I did a Pilot Cove/Pilot Rock/Laurel Mountain Inner-Outer loop. Trails were pretty good then, except for up above 4000' where there had been some more recent snowmelt on the PR Connector and Laurel Mountain down to about Sassafras Gap.

    I then made the mistake of trying to ride N. Mills on Sunday. I knew it had rained on Sat. night but didn't realize just how much rain we got. My bad. Spencer Gap wasn't too bad going from 5000 to Trace but was a sloppy mess going down to NER on the other side. I hiked down most of it trying not to tear it up (or kill myself). After that I bailed on the trails idea and took NER back to the Trace parking lot. I stayed on gravel the rest of the day.

    Since Sunday we've had cold temps and snow flurries down in the lower elevations with no accumulation, but there is snow higher up.

    Did a run in Bent Creek Tuesday evening and the trails had actually dried out pretty well.

    All evidence to the contrary with cold temps and snow, we're moving into spring and the trees are getting thirsty.
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    Seeking condition updates on Bent Creek, Trace and Butter Gap.

    Trying to figure out where to ride today.

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    Any idea if it will be swamped out tomorrow in pisgah/bent creek? We've gotten a ton of rain down here in Greenville but was hoping maybe yall got off lighter up there. Happen to have the day off and wanted to make the trip up but not if it'll be hub deep puddles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus044 View Post
    Any idea if it will be swamped out tomorrow in pisgah/bent creek? We've gotten a ton of rain down here in Greenville but was hoping maybe yall got off lighter up there. Happen to have the day off and wanted to make the trip up but not if it'll be hub deep puddles.
    Been plenty of rain here too.

    Bent Creek I am sure will be muddy.
    Pisgah depends greatly on the trails. I can't suggest any but I am sure much will be muddy.

    DuPont not mentioned drains fast and much of it has good soil condition for wet riding.
    After all this rain, I would look at that but stay off Laurel, Mine, Reasonover, and maybe Airstrip. Cedar Rock and Big Rock are mostly granite so wet conditions have little effect.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Yeah corn mill parking lot was my fall back for a ride tomorrow. Enough sand and rock to get away with a wet ride. Thanks

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    Lake Imaging side seems to hold up well too.
    Hooker Creek will get standing water towards the Ridgeline side but it has a sandy bottom so it holds up well.

    I just don't know if I would ride across the the park since I imagine the stream crossing will be sketchy.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Been plenty of rain here too.

    Bent Creek I am sure will be muddy.
    Pisgah depends greatly on the trails. I can't suggest any but I am sure much will be muddy.
    Yeah, it's been raining for about 36 hours here in Bent Creek, sometimes lightening up but mostly pretty steady. A quick glance at radar will tell you all you need to know... no end in sight. This time of year, the trees and foliage will be soaking up a lot of rain in a short amount of time, but it will still be pretty wet for a while. I've been trying to convince myself to go out and do a trail/gravel run - but I just don't wanna.
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    The right thing to do is not ride anything Monday. The entire area had two straight days of steady to heavy rain.

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    NWS Statement as of 4:27 PM EDT on April 28, 2013

    "... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Asheville NC...

    A new record daily rainfall of 1.35 inches was set at the Asheville
    regional Airport today. This breaks the old record of 1.2 inches set
    in 1966."

    We got another half an inch after that notice went up. The total for the entire day was 1.85 inches.
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    The next 4 weeks looks like a lot of the same stuff according to accuweather.
    I know that can easily change but it will be a wet month. Get your riding in where you can.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    any body been out to the trails less traveled? - Coleman Boundary or Alexander Park? Alexander was in poor shape last time I was out there but that was a couple of months ago. I wonder if the trees drinking have helped? I was thinking of making a couple of runs out at Coleman today but it's probably a creek bed. Needing to not travel south to ride MTB for a bit!
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    What, you need to stay near home for some reason?

    Just go to Coleman. Those descents are always either a wet creek bed or a dry creek bed. The only thing you're hurting is your bike.

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    I went to Alexander earlier this week and it was good other than kinda overgrown and a few muddy spots that don't get sun

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    Looking to ride next weekend. Any news on the trails after all those storms?? Blowdowns, etc. Thanks

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    Have things dried up at all?

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    To a degree, yes.

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    We are still getting rain. Although not as much, it would be hard to say what things will be like this week.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Headed up with a small group from Charlotte to ride Bent Creek tomorrow 7/13. We will probably stick to the standard route up to Greenslick, down back up to 5 points and down Lower Sidehill to Wolf Laurel.

    Any thoughts on conditions would be helpful.

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    People will die mudslides and earthquakes soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB_Rob_FL View Post
    Headed up with a small group from Charlotte to ride Bent Creek tomorrow 7/13. We will probably stick to the standard route up to Greenslick, down back up to 5 points and down Lower Sidehill to Wolf Laurel.

    Any thoughts on conditions would be helpful.
    My initial thought is that it's a long ride from bent creek to wolf laurel. Other than that, you're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    My initial thought is that it's a long ride from bent creek to wolf laurel. Other than that, you're good.
    Sorry I always forget the name of the trail, Wolf Branch maybe? Once you descend Lower Sidehill turn right onto the gravel road and it veers off to the left. It starts with a log ride and rock kicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB_Rob_FL View Post
    Sorry I always forget the name of the trail, Wolf Branch maybe? Once you descend Lower Sidehill turn right onto the gravel road and it veers off to the left. It starts with a log ride and rock kicker.
    That's wolf branch and the last part before you turn back to the right may or may not be snot. You'll be fine. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    You'll be fine. Have fun.
    +1. I did a relatively short loop in BC on Friday afternoon. Yeah, there are some muddy spots, but for the most part the trails are pretty dry. Here's what we hit aside from gravel: Ingles Connector & Upper Ingles are good. Little Hickory/Sidehill a bit muddy in the flatter sections. Lower part of Lower Sidehill down to Boyd Branch Rd. was surprisingly good.

    And just FYI, the trail down from 5 points is Ingles Field. No biggie... as long as ya know yer route. :-)
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    Pisgah Trail Conditions

    Anyone out there this morning? Either BC or DuPont?

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    Coming in for the weekend - how are the trails? I'm hoping at least Dupont is rideable. Maybe BC?

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    Everything's good. Have fun.

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    I dont know if I would say that everything is good.

    Road North Mills River today. It was awful. I had to post-hole through the mud. My wheels were getting sucked down into it.

    Bent Creek on Thursday was a little sloppy. Ingles Field had thick clay mud in several places. Im sure the lower trails were in no better shape.

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    Your good to go! You may as well have fun, half of Asheville is, besides if you wait for a dry day you will never be able to ride.





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    I dont know if I would say that everything is good.

    Road North Mills River today. It was awful. I had to post-hole through the mud. My wheels were getting sucked down into it.

    Bent Creek on Thursday was a little sloppy. Ingles Field had thick clay mud in several places. Im sure the lower trails were in no better shape.
    We bagged our ride in N MILLS due to weather. Rained like a mofo out there.

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    Your good to go! You may as well have fun, half of Asheville is, besides if you wait for a dry day you will never be able to ride.





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    Cool story bro. Nice rainy day pics too.

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    If you go out, you are going to hit some bad spots. So either decide to ride or hang your bike up for the next month or two.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Bent Creek should be closed to all trail users. I encountered the muddiest trails I've ever seen there, at least in full summer yesterday. It wasn't fun. Mills River has to be equally as bad.

    Anyone seen any decent trail conditions in Pisgah any where? I'd love to become reacquainted with my mountain bike properly but I'm thinking the trails need some TLC after this year.

    Side note: parkway is closed to cars, opened to bicycles past Bull Gap heading north towards Mitchell for those who hate riding on the road, this is a pretty rare opportunity. Might be a good idea to try something new this year!
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    The current info concerning the section of the parkway closed because of the water damage is that this weekend may be the last weekend for non-motorist use. Starting on Monday it will be closed to all users.

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    Making a trip to Asheville next week. Was hoping to bring the bike. Looking at Black Mountain and Sycamore Cove. How are things?

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    Right now things are ok.
    Next week could be a different story.

    Better play it safe and leave your bike home.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Hehe nice try you dirty local you! Thanks for the info

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    Rained the entire time I was there

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    I tried to tell you to leave your bike. You just didn't listen.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Pisgah over Brevard way had around 25 inches of rain in July and August 2013 combined
    There was some serious erosion in some places.

    October has been great so far
    Nice cool temps, plenty of Sunshine
    I don't think there is gonna be much of a leaf show this year but the riding is great and the trails are in good condition

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    AVOID BENT CREEK FOR AT LEAST 2 hours

    There is a huge wagon train going through bent creek right now. We sat for an hour and didnt move. Rice Pinnacle is completely full. They have some police escorts and are apparently going over the ridge into N. Mills. I'm riding tomorrow. If you or friends are heading there I would change plans.

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    Re: Pisgah Trail Conditions

    I have gotten stuck behind those guys before at N. Mills. Who the heck are they?

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    This is an annual wagon/tractor train that has been occurring in early October for years. It is quite a sight for someone that is not expecting it!

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    Yellow Jackets on Sycamore about 200yrs up from Starnes Branch. I was hiking with my dog, he got popped a couple times while they swarmed us but never got me. We ran like hell so I never saw the hives location.

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    I will be hiking Sycamore with my dogs this week

    Not exactly sure where you are describing?
    Is this the stream on lower sycamore with the dual log bridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    I will be hiking Sycamore with my dogs this week

    Not exactly sure where you are describing?
    Is this the stream on lower sycamore with the dual log bridge?
    Yes but down near the bottom of that side of Sycamore where it intersects with Starnes Branch or whatever they renamed Mtn to Sea there recently.

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    Ah, ok, near the junction of Sycamore and Mtn to sea, the short connector that goes back up to Grassy road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Ah, ok, near the junction of Sycamore and Mtn to sea, the short connector that goes back up to Grassy road?
    Correct, about 200yrds up Syc from that junction.

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