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    Help !! We're coming down from the midwest to stay and ride Sedona this Fri/Sat/Sun.

    It looks like the weathers gone in the crapper on us, snow, cold etc. Being from the midwest we have the cold weather gear, so the cold's not such a big deal. Will the trails around Sedona still be rideable this weekend or should we head down towards Phoenix? We have a van so we can go where ever. Still plan on staying in Sedona but we're mobile.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated !!!
    If the path ahead looks dangerous ------- it probably is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MObiker
    Help !! We're coming down from the midwest to stay and ride Sedona this Fri/Sat/Sun.

    It looks like the weathers gone in the crapper on us, snow, cold etc. Being from the midwest we have the cold weather gear, so the cold's not such a big deal. Will the trails around Sedona still be rideable this weekend or should we head down towards Phoenix? We have a van so we can go where ever. Still plan on staying in Sedona but we're mobile.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated !!!
    You could ride Broken Arrow,Little Horse, Lama, Made in the Shade, Slim Shady, Templeton and HT as long as it doesn't rain over 5".It will be warmer in Phoenix by around 15 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MObiker
    Help !! We're coming down from the midwest to stay and ride Sedona this Fri/Sat/Sun.

    It looks like the weathers gone in the crapper on us, snow, cold etc. Being from the midwest we have the cold weather gear, so the cold's not such a big deal. Will the trails around Sedona still be rideable this weekend or should we head down towards Phoenix? We have a van so we can go where ever. Still plan on staying in Sedona but we're mobile.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated !!!
    Heavy snow in Flagstaff and rain/wet snow in Sedona at the moment, snow levels could drop to 3000 ft. overnight. Keep your options open and go where it's the dryest and warmer,,,,,,,,Sedona should be good to go again on the trails TD suggested by Saturday.

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    If your coming from the midwest I'm guessing you would like some warmer weather. This storm is pretty legit, trails may be ridable on Saturday but I think they will still be very sloppy. South Mountain might be a better option.

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    Tucson's 8ish Days of Christmas MTB fest happening NOW till 1/2/11! If interested ride schedule on TucsonMTB.com.
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    Snow will not melt fast after this storm as temps are predicted to stay low.
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    thanks

    Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate them.

    We thought about heading down to Black Canyon City and doing an out and back on that trail on Friday, maybe head back to Sedona for Sat/Sun riding?
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    I'm in Cave Creek right now which isn't too far from Black Canyon City. It's raining pretty hard but Friday should be clear and sunny, albeit a bit cold. BCT rides pretty good good after a rain in my experience. At least the section between Table Mesa/Frying Pan and the BCT trailhead in Rock Springs. Maybe check the gage for the Agua Fria, it could be flowing pretty high.

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    MObiker--rockman is thinking on the same wavelength as me...not sure if that's good for him or better for me...but Black Canyon Trail, Rock Springs Trailhead south to Little Pan Loop out-and-back, some of the coolest singletrack in these parts, you won't be disappointed. Click here for map and GPS data.

    Enjoy your stay--let us know where you ride and how it went!

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    I heard 6+ inches of snow in Sedona tonight and very cold temps following it means riding in Sedona this weekend is most likely not going to happen. Skiing is going to be good though.

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    About 1"-2" snow in Sedona so far. I'd guess 6" by tomorrow AM and cold temps = no riding end of this week or maybe even the weekend. Don't feel bad, I've been here since sunday and only got (1) 45min ride thanks to my wife.......woopie.

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    Is the broken arrow llama slim shady ht loop rideable today?
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    My plans were changed at the last minute as my wife became ill and ended up in the hospital so I had to stay home. I forwarded this thread to my 2 riding buddies who completed the trip so I hope they found some good riding. They talked about doing BCT today.
    Thanks again for all your suggestions. My sister lives in Phx so I aim to be down there sometime in the not to distant future. My last trip down I road south mountain. BTW, has anyone on this forum really ridden up National? I pushed my bike up 50% of it last time I was there.
    If the path ahead looks dangerous ------- it probably is!

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    BTW, has anyone on this forum really ridden up National?
    Every Friday.

    Hope you wife is well. Sedona looks bleak this weekend for riding anyhow. I'm in Mesa and it's 37 degrees at my house as I type this (12:15pm). BRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!

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    We rode there but only the lower stuff. Made for very limited riding but still fun. Black Cyn-Bumblebee was much warmer.
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