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    Horse Butte conditions...

    Anyone been out there?
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    I have a feeling it is the same as the others (Maston, Horse Ridge), due to our pattern of freezing nights and daytime thaw.

    To be honest, I've not even considered riding these trails yet, due to mud.

    I'm sticking to my road bike, or doing reconnaissance hikes along some of our biking trails west of town. Great way to stay in shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    Anyone been out there?
    Horse Ridge was great on Sunday, a huge improvement over friday. Some of the best conditions that I have seen there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    Horse Ridge was great on Sunday, a huge improvement over friday. Some of the best conditions that I have seen there.
    Willem is inquiring about Horse Butte

    Good to hear about the Ridge, though.

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    Another reminder on mud riding!

    Avoid the afternoon raiding
    Preventing rutting and braiding
    Your bike will stay gleaming
    Your karma redeeming
    And Krash won’t be out crusading.




    I didn't pen it, but gotta love it

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    I was out there today. It's in great shape. It's crazy how quickly that place dries out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Willem is inquiring about Horse Butte

    Good to hear about the Ridge, though.
    DF I was actually responding to your statement of "I have a feeling it is the same as the others (Maston, Horse Ridge), due to our pattern of freezing nights and daytime thaw" and giving a report snippet of the Ridge conditions. I still have yet to go to Horse Butte, but its on the list! Hopefully next time I am back in town!

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    Horse Butte conditions...

    Quote Originally Posted by swolfe View Post
    I was out there today. It's in great shape. It's crazy how quickly that place dries out.
    Outstanding!!! Thanks!!!
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    arnold (trail #63) is in good condition but still heavy snow once you hit 5,000 feet elevation. swamp wells (#61) is snowy and muddy and should only be utilized for morning frozen ground rides. coyote is good down low...

    don't make krash go crusading...
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    Quote Originally Posted by imadumas View Post
    arnold (trail #63) is in good condition but still heavy snow once you hit 5,000 feet elevation. swamp wells (#61) is snowy and muddy and should only be utilized for morning frozen ground rides. coyote is good down low...

    don't make krash go crusading...
    The typical Horse Butte Loop is riding nicely. Agreed on Swamp Wells and Coyote. Stay low and ride when it is still frozen!! Plan to hit it tomorrow. Cheers!!
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    not sure what "typical horse butte loop" is but the lower coyote/arnold 10 mile loop is in pretty good condition with some muddy spots that is still best ridden when frozen. i prefer weird, unusual and goofy over typical, but ima dumas so take it for what its worth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by imadumas View Post
    not sure what "typical horse butte loop" is but the lower coyote/arnold 10 mile loop is in pretty good condition with some muddy spots that is still best ridden when frozen. i prefer weird, unusual and goofy over typical, but ima dumas so take it for what its worth...
    That is the one I am referring to. Cool! Notadumas... Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by imadumas View Post
    not sure what "typical horse butte loop" is but the lower coyote/arnold 10 mile loop is in pretty good condition with some muddy spots that is still best ridden when frozen. i prefer weird, unusual and goofy over typical, but ima dumas so take it for what its worth...
    You can skip the muddy section by riding up the Horse Butte road to head east on Coyote. The muddy section is on the Coyote trail west of the Horse Butte road - between there and the intersection with the Kelsey Butte trail. To make up the miles I just add on some out and back miles in Swamp Wells or loop around Skeleton Cave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin View Post
    You can skip the muddy section by riding up the Horse Butte road to head east on Coyote. The muddy section is on the Coyote trail west of the Horse Butte road - between there and the intersection with the Kelsey Butte trail. To make up the miles I just add on some out and back miles in Swamp Wells or loop around Skeleton Cave.
    YES. Wish I would have read this first. Here's an image of the muddy area to avoid.
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