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    trail conditions around Seattle, Issaquah, etc

    Gang, I'm driving in from Spokane later today for the weekend and although I feel a little silly asking , I'll fire it off anyway:

    Is anything ridable around Seattle? Or, should I leave the mtb at home?

    I've only ever ridden Tiger and Duthie out that way and I haven't lived in WA long enough (I'm originally from the northeast) to get a feel of whether the west side gets shut down in winter or there's still some riding possible.

    Out here in Spokane, its more fat bike season with about 2" snow on the ground but you can still ride OK with high volume tires.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Conditions are perfect right now, dry and frozen everywhere I heard. Figures, the one winter I can't ride and it's super dry and mellow!
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    muchos gracias tarekith!

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    I'd say bring it. Tiger's closed for the winter for erosion control, but there's other trails available.

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    Duthie and Grand Ridge should be fine. Most of St. Ed's too. I've moved to Bellingham, so I haven't been on any of those trails recently. But that's how it was last winter.

    Japanese Gulch is in fair shape, better if you ride it below freezing.
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    Duthie, Grand Ridge, St. Ed's and Tokul (West mainly, East is being logged) are all in great shape. Dry to frozen. If you don't mind riding in the colder temps definitely bring the bike. Crappy ski conditions=good riding.

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    Pretty much frozen, grippy goodness everywhere! Just be careful on elevated wood structures!
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    Paradise Valley is in great shape and is holding up in wet conditions much, much better than it used to (since it may rain or snow on sunday).

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    If you should head towards olympia, I ride at capitol forest every weekend. Should be good n frozen & not much mud this weekend
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    I rode Henry' Ridge yesterday after work. I was in HEAVEN. Trails were perfecto and for some reason no one else was out on the trails. Enjoy it before the rains come!!!

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