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    New question here. Bobsled Trail

    I know it might still be aways off, but can anybody tell me when the Bobsled trail become rideable (i.e. not super muddy).

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    I did some trailhead scouting today and I'd say that if the weather stays warm and dry, 2-3 weeks maybe. There is a lot of snow down in there and the higher parts of Avenues appear to have gotten even more snow than the rest of town did.

    Realistically, there will be at least one more storm, so I wouldn't count on riding it for 6 weeks. But you never know.

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    Everything seems to be a sloppy mess right now. We were seriously spoiled last Winter by the conditions...but it led to a terrible dry Summer with all the fires. So at least our dry warm months shouldn't be as bad, but still the Cabin Fever is rabid!

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    Anyone been up here the past few days? Rideable yet?

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    I think I'm going to trail run in the area tomorrow. Will update if I get all the way up there.
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    Should you make it up there that would be great!

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    I was there Saturday and it was slush and mud. I'd give everything from Dry Creek north another week?

    Will spin up there and look this afternoon at some point and update.

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    Isn't the area going to get pounded this weekend?

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    I just moved here so I got on the wrong trail head like an idiot and wasn't able to run all the way to bobsled. That said the trails exposed to the sun were in awesome shape and I saw a few riders. However, some of the lower elevation trails were muddy.
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    Thanks for the info, I'm getting stir crazy. Ha. Probably could use a bit more time.

    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    Isn't the area going to get pounded this weekend?
    I keep hearing that. Need to find a sun dance to do to dry the trails out. Ha

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    Quick report:
    BST from Zoo to Dry Creek: Good to go.
    BST from Dry Creek to City Creek: I only ventured a little way up Dry Creek but it was a mudfest. I am guessing it is pretty bad on any north-facing aspect.
    Bobsled: Mudfest based on a quick assessment on foot from Terrace hills.
    Red Butte: North side (south face of Mt Van Cott) is all good to go. South side (north face of Mt. Wire) is a mudfest.
    Mt Van Cott trails look good on the south face and the climb up the west side looks good as far as the halfway point. Probably pretty muddy beyond that.
    Mt. Wire is a mudfest up the main drainage.

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    Bobsled was great yesterday, only one really short patch that was not so good. A lot of BST still needs time to dry out. This rain isnt going to help the trails any, except perhaps to help melt some of the remaining snow.

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    So it sounds like it's not a good idea to be on the trail, and cause damage?

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    Lots of the BST is pretty good right now. I rode from hogle zoo to the top of dry creek the day before yesterday, and rode the trail from city creek to the towers yesterday and it was great. Did encounter mud in dry creek, and turned around because it looked like it was going to get bad. Bobsled is going to need at least a warm sunny week assuming we don't get snow
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