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    Tahoe Trails and Shuttles Status

    South Tahoe is melting out fast, lots of lower trails are opening and the Tahoe Mountain network is riding nicely. OTE will close down for some construction projects and reopen May 6th We are planning on starting our shuttle service on May 12th. We also got a beer tap going into our coffee bar!

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    Thanks for the update...I canít wait to get back up there

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    Conditions last week

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    Drooling already!!

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    More snow on route.

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    Beer on tap! Like Bend! Closing for construction? Can't wait to see the changes! I'll try to return to San Jose from Moab through Tahoe after you open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpreston View Post
    Beer on tap! Like Bend! Closing for construction? Can't wait to see the changes! I'll try to return to San Jose from Moab through Tahoe after you open.
    Well played. The streak continues.

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    ^^ hahaha. I was thinking the same thing.



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    Yes there was a bit of snow the other day, but its gone and dirt is poking through more and more. Sunny and 60s...here we go!

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    May be in South LT around May 3rd. What trails do you think will be running by then?
    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastsiderider View Post
    May be in South LT around May 3rd. What trails do you think will be running by then?
    Thanks for the info.
    The most mileage will be the network on Tahoe Mountain, which is great with tons of killer views of the Tahoe Basin.
    Otherwise pretty much everything else from the bottom up (lake level) will be rideabale to the point where you will hit snow or a down trees. So Kingsbury Stinger, Van Sickle, Cold Creek, Raliroad/Corral/Cedar, etc.. Every day is going to be a bit further up. By May 3rd I wouldnt be surprised if you got most the way up those trails, its thin.
    The Tahoe Rim Trail wont be accessible quite yet.

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    Yup the continual warm spells have been successfully melting stuff off. Road part of the Kings to Ash Canyon connector (about 7k') on the Nevada side figuring that I would hit snow at the higher parts but you could see that the snow line has moved up to around 7500'. Like OTE said, dirt is starting to poke through in lots of areas, thinking I may go hit up cold creek and angora in the near future here just to get a feel for things. Hoping to dog that we don't have a repeat of last year with the Carson City Off-road (no EZ-bake oven trail).

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    Cold Creek mostly clear to the top, few snow patches up high just before the meadow. Tahoe Mt network clear, Corral clear (road is still ice), most of Van sickle and Stinger from bottom up... it's happening fast!
    Over The Edge will be briefly closing until May 6th then we're open full swing and shuttle options starting the 12th.

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    That's melting pretty fast! Looking forward to dropping Pass to Pints next month.
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    Next 10 days of sun and temps in the 60s oughta take care of a lot of the rest.

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    Can be in South Lake next tues. Enough trail open fo a couple of days of riding? Toads?
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    Going tomorrow to check things out. Toads is out of the question though

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    Would be awesome to see a report.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    That's melting pretty fast! Looking forward to dropping Pass to Pints next month.
    How is that? It's right at the top of my list for this season.

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    Road cold creek yesterday, mostly snow free before the bridge, and some biggish patches above the top rock garden, mostly rideable depending on the time of day. Connector is clear up to the plateau where it opens up out of the trees as well as corral, can link all that up for a pretty good ride. Tahoe mountain is ready as well as the dagget loop.

    Shoulder season so skiing in the am and biking in the afternoon, a couple clips of cold creek from yesterday in this video
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    Time for the early season rant. It's April, don't expect much riding for another month at least. If you do decide to ride, please respect the trails. DON'T RIDE AROUND EVERY PUDDLE/SNOW PATCH/BIT OF MUD/FALLEN TREE! Ride or walk your bike on the trail, keep the singletrack single. If you can't handle your bike getting dirty, go play golf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    How is that? It's right at the top of my list for this season.
    It will be my first time. But I've read some good things about it and it looks fun in videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTE-Tahoe View Post
    South Tahoe is melting out fast, lots of lower trails are opening and the Tahoe Mountain network is riding nicely. OTE will close down for some construction projects and reopen May 6th We are planning on starting our shuttle service on May 12th. We also got a beer tap going into our coffee bar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastsiderider View Post
    Would be awesome to see a report.
    Thanks.
    Per your request:
    Saturday-rode lavezzola/2nd up, third first divides down. There were people riding all the way up big boulder, Dville outfitters guessed you could get up to the waterfall on butcher.
    Prosser hill is pretty much all clear, just a bit of snow on animal crackers. animal, drunken deer clear. Jackass ridge on 89 is all clear, the stuff farther in (the bears, jelly) still snowed in.
    Sunday- Cold Creek 99% clear, about a dozen small snow patches higher up. Nothing you canít ride through. Armstrong/corral pretty much clear except 3 or 4 patches of snow on the flat part of Armstrong connector at the very top. The climb up fountain place was easy, 3 largish snow patches near the end but no biggie. Tahoe Mountain is all clear of snow but the steeper trails from angora ridge to fallen leaf lake has downed trees.

    Star lake, toads, monument etc etc are still a month+ away but even so thereís a bunch to ride

    2 days, 6 rides, 60 miles, 10k+ climb and I am pretty much shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by willythedog View Post
    Per your request:
    Saturday-rode lavezzola/2nd up, third first divides down. There were people riding all the way up big boulder, Dville outfitters guessed you could get up to the waterfall on butcher.
    Prosser hill is pretty much all clear, just a bit of snow on animal crackers. animal, drunken deer clear. Jackass ridge on 89 is all clear, the stuff farther in (the bears, jelly) still snowed in.
    Sunday- Cold Creek 99% clear, about a dozen small snow patches higher up. Nothing you canít ride through. Armstrong/corral pretty much clear except 3 or 4 patches of snow on the flat part of Armstrong connector at the very top. The climb up fountain place was easy, 3 largish snow patches near the end but no biggie. Tahoe Mountain is all clear of snow but the steeper trails from angora ridge to fallen leaf lake has downed trees.

    Star lake, toads, monument etc etc are still a month+ away but even so thereís a bunch to ride

    2 days, 6 rides, 60 miles, 10k+ climb and I am pretty much shot
    Thanks for the update

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    Sounds like it's time to go ride Corral. I'm really getting tired of being plant paranoid down the hill. Poison Oak is in it's prime right now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1KER View Post
    Sounds like it's time to go ride Corral. I'm really getting tired of being plant paranoid down the hill. Poison Oak is in it's prime right now!
    Robert!! Time for you to get your butt over the hill and try out Reno and Carson City!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Robert!! Time for you to get your butt over the hill and try out Reno and Carson City!
    I'm down, send me a PM with a date, time, location and I'll let ya know if it works on my schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1KER View Post
    I'm down, send me a PM with a date, time, location and I'll let ya know if it works on my schedule.
    Done and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1KER View Post
    Sounds like it's time to go ride Corral. I'm really getting tired of being plant paranoid down the hill. Poison Oak is in it's prime right now!
    Rode connector and corral two days ago, with a little fresh moisture they rode as good as they get.

    Road still gated at Oneidas

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    Yup P.O. in the low elevations is bad now for those of us that get it bad.

    Daggatt loop is riding very nice right now. A couple snow patches. (Stay on the trail).

    Tahoe mountain is mostly dry and snow free. Same for the Angora ridge trails.
    Angora burn area might be muddy at the base of Angora ridge.

    Corral, Railroad, and Cold creek are good.

    Van Sickle probably also good to go.

    Pony Express below lovers leap is clear.

    All the Nevada trails in Carson area and Genoa are perfect right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windsurf2xs View Post
    Yup P.O. in the low elevations is bad now for those of us that get it bad.

    Daggatt loop is riding very nice right now. A couple snow patches. (Stay on the trail).

    Tahoe mountain is mostly dry and snow free. Same for the Angora ridge trails.
    Angora burn area might be muddy at the base of Angora ridge.

    Corral, Railroad, and Cold creek are good.

    Van Sickle probably also good to go.

    Pony Express below lovers leap is clear.

    All the Nevada trails in Carson area and Genoa are perfect right now.
    Yup we have been dry for weeks now. All of Carson is open currently with great dirt. Road up to Dog bowl last week and will probably be doing the same tonight. Some of the stuff on the south side of the Ash to Kings connector that are down low in the gully's may be muddy or sloppy but that should be drying up quickly with the warm weather we are having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windsurf2xs View Post
    Van Sickle probably also good to go.
    Was feeling lazy today after a long day in the mountains yesterday, so shuttled on up to Stagecoach.

    Still prolly 90% snow between the rim trail at Stagecoach to around 7500, once you see the Casinos about at the uphill graite staircase your pretty much home free, took 30 minutes longer to get down than what it usually takes me. I'd guess by the weekend of the 12th it will be prolly be good to go.

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    Is there interest in an MTBR Corral day/group ride at some point this summer?

    I was thinking a morning group ride along the lines of Armstrong -> Star Lake -> Cold Creek -> back to the bottom of corral.

    Then an afternoon of BBQ, beer (hoppy only, apparently) and shuttle drops.

    I can offer beer and a car that can fit 7 bikes and 7 people comfortablyish.

    Maybe pick a weekend in July?

    Thoughts?

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    Way things are shaping up it is looking to be a hot summer. If we get enough people why not utilize OTE Tahoe and their shuttle service?

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    would be in from Germany but staying 2 weeks south at Lake Tahoe till June 30th only

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Way things are shaping up it is looking to be a hot summer. If we get enough people why not utilize OTE Tahoe and their shuttle service?
    They can't go into the national forest, so you'd have to climb all of Fountain Place. I usually don't mind that, but if we''re doing the big loop I'd wouldn't mind a lift. Keep me in the loop!
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    I don't really get shuttling SLT, the only shuttle-able trails are Van Sickle and Connector/Corral right? If you shuttle to grass lake its still a sig. climb to Toad's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I don't really get shuttling SLT, the only shuttle-able trails are Van Sickle and Connector/Corral right? If you shuttle to grass lake its still a sig. climb to Toad's.
    You can do 2 laps of toads, and still have energy to pedal cold creek and corral after with the help of shuttles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    You can do 2 laps of toads, and still have energy to pedal cold creek and corral after with the help of shuttles.
    That makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I don't really get shuttling SLT, the only shuttle-able trails are Van Sickle and Connector/Corral right? If you shuttle to grass lake its still a sig. climb to Toad's.
    You can also shuttle the trails north of Kingsbury (including Pass2Pints). And I like shuttling Xmas Valley by starting at Luther Pass then taking Upper Truckee River Rd. back to Myers. There's also Pony Express.
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    North of Kingsbury I consider out of SLT. I'm thinking the usual trails from Bench to Oneidas.

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    Was more of a suggestion due to the amount of potential riders. Everyone riding together and climbing together you eventually hit a point where you fracture into multiple smaller groups. Then what do you do, everyone meet up at the end? Everyone meet up at somewhere in the middle? Plus, like RB said, you can keep enough energy to possible do multiple passes of some of the more fun stuff.

    Gotta remember people we are talking July, so will definitely be hot. And especially considering we are looking at 70+ degree weather for the next week here in Carson City, yeah I have a feeling we are going to shape up into one of those hot hot years.

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    Anyone been around Fallen Leaf and seen how the Angora Ridge trail is doing? Haven't ridden it yet and was thinking it might be fun to get out of town in the near future and head up.

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    Angora ridge trails are all good; however the trails in the burn area on the west side might be swampy.

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    Today high on the monument pass trail, looking back on Freel which we skied 2 days ago





    Two days ago





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    ^^ Jeff, you pretty much win every week, but you crush it this time of the year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by windsurf2xs View Post
    Angora ridge trails are all good; however the trails in the burn area on the west side might be swampy.
    That's alright. Won't be for at least a couple weeks to be able to get out there. Just curious if there was any snow or anything that would make it less than rideable in certain areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Was more of a suggestion due to the amount of potential riders. Everyone riding together and climbing together you eventually hit a point where you fracture into multiple smaller groups. Then what do you do, everyone meet up at the end? Everyone meet up at somewhere in the middle? Plus, like RB said, you can keep enough energy to possible do multiple passes of some of the more fun stuff.

    Gotta remember people we are talking July, so will definitely be hot. And especially considering we are looking at 70+ degree weather for the next week here in Carson City, yeah I have a feeling we are going to shape up into one of those hot hot years.
    How about this for a weekend?

    Saturday AM -- Top of Fountain Place -> Armstrong -> Freel Saddle -> Cold Creek -> Powerline back to bottom of Fountain place.

    Saturday PM -- BBQ and shuttle runs on Armstrong Connector/Corral

    Sunday AM -- Pass 2 Pints Shuttle Ride down to Genoa.

    For the Saturday AM right, if there are a bunch of people, we're no doubt going to end up split up. With it looping back to food and beer at the bottom of Fountain Place, it should sort itself out.

    I'm happy to organize, and probably make another thread, if there's interest. Perhaps I should seek THE BLESSING OF SAINT FRANCIS if it is going to be a full on "MTBR Meet Up."

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    Quote Originally Posted by obviouslyme View Post
    How about this for a weekend?

    Saturday AM -- Top of Fountain Place -> Armstrong -> Freel Saddle -> Cold Creek -> Powerline back to bottom of Fountain place.

    Saturday PM -- BBQ and shuttle runs on Armstrong Connector/Corral

    Sunday AM -- Pass 2 Pints Shuttle Ride down to Genoa.

    For the Saturday AM right, if there are a bunch of people, we're no doubt going to end up split up. With it looping back to food and beer at the bottom of Fountain Place, it should sort itself out.

    I'm happy to organize, and probably make another thread, if there's interest. Perhaps I should seek THE BLESSING OF SAINT FRANCIS if it is going to be a full on "MTBR Meet Up."
    OTE be stoked to host a post ride BBQ Saturday PM at the shop, we set up a shuttle for Stage to Star (Saturday morning) and finish back at the shop for beers and a grill. Call or send a mail and we can help you organize... sam@otesports.com

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    Had a nice therapeutic day on the saddle yesterday. We ditched a car with beers at Heavenly's California main lodge and took the truck up to the end of North Benjamin. We rode down Stinger (100% ride-able and zero downed trees), then we peddled up Edgewood creek to Boulder lodge (TRT from the Creek to top of Vansickle still has some snowy patches) then we took the road up to Eagles Nest to access Van Sickle which is in great shape. (A few small patches of snow but 100% ride-able) at the barn trail intersection we headed for lunch at Cal Main lodge. After fueling up we went powerline trails to cold creek (100% pure fun and zero downed trees). What a day! Hero dirt due to the 1/2" of rain that we had here in south lake on Sunday afternoon!

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    TRT at Rose still needs more sun/melty love as itís buried. Lower Tyrolian/Incline Flume is good to go with just a few drifts.

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    Anyone rode TRT from 89 towards Toads lately? I know itís going to be snowy at some point in elevation but I was thinking of going up as high as I could then head out big meadow and down Christmas Valley. Then hitting up El Fresco in Myers for some yummy lunch.




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    PSA: Jackpine (Tahoe City), right after the little tiny bridge over the creek with the rock near the end there's about a 1/4-mile straight section before it goes back into the forest, and there's broken glass all over it. It's so consistent and spread out over the whole straight section that it's hard to imagine it's not deliberate Picked up some of it but had to get back to start work.

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    Friends did a birthday ride this weekend and said they were able to get to the saddle just before Marlette before snow was too much for what they wanted to deal with. With weather coming in today and the little bit we got over the weekend, hopefully temps are enough to keep snow out of the loop.

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    Saw that friends did Spooner > Flume > Tunnel over the weekend. They had some hike-a-bike through the snow, but those ladies had a good time.
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    Armstrong pass is in pretty good shape. A few patches of snow that are less than 30 feet or so. There is also one giant tree down that's about 3/4 of the way up to the pass it self. Which is where I actually turned around due to rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Betty View Post
    Armstrong pass is in pretty good shape. A few patches of snow that are less than 30 feet or so. There is also one giant tree down that's about 3/4 of the way up to the pass it self. Which is where I actually turned around due to rain.
    I Strava stalked a couple riders from a few days ago and it looks like theyíre turning back about midway up Armstrong trail. Anyone got the 411 as of today?

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    Stagecoach to monument pass is good to go! (Here is the disclaimer.... zero downed trees and only a few patches of snow... All less than 100 feet long, first patches are on the new reroute of Mott Canyon then near the avalanche paths in Mott canyon and the last is in the gut of Killebrew canyon). Dirt cough cough I mean DG is in all time shape. Go out and get some boys and girls


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    'Smarter than the average bear' looks ready to go.
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    where is that monument pass trail
    close to southe lake tahoe 0_o

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    It can be accessed from the TRT (park at stagecoach lodge)(Heavenlyís Nevada side of the resort) or from High Meadows which is accessed via Cold creek trail or the high meadows fire road. All of which is considered South Lake Tahoe

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    thx...will ask for more directions in 3 weeks from now

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    From atop Armstrong trail the first third is still pretty bad with snow and there was only one large downed tree which was near the tail end of the bad areas. We rode up the trail and pushed to to the top. Great day all around.

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    SoCal rider with 4 days in Tahoe coming up... Looking to ride 2 of those days, probably 6/24 and 6/25. It'll be my first time riding bikes in Tahoe.

    I'm:
    - fairly skilled, riding some of the more technical terrain in SoCal
    - fairly fit, able to climb 6k days, albeit not starting at 8k+ elevation
    - probably not looking for more than 4k on either ride, given my involvement in the China Peak CA Enduro later that week
    - riding a GG Megatrail: ~65ļ HA, 160f, 150/160r
    - staying in Stateline near the NV base of Heavenly
    - probably looking to stay close by to maximize ride time (south/west side of LT)
    - trying to keep my total ride + drive time under 4hrs if possible
    - stoked if I find one of y'all to give me a tour!

    I'd assume Mr. Toads would be something to hit, but if there's better, I'm all ears.

    Thanks, all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    SoCal rider with 4 days in Tahoe coming up... Looking to ride 2 of those days, probably 6/24 and 6/25. It'll be my first time riding bikes in Tahoe.

    I'm:
    - fairly skilled, riding some of the more technical terrain in SoCal
    - fairly fit, able to climb 6k days, albeit not starting at 8k+ elevation
    - probably not looking for more than 4k on either ride, given my involvement in the China Peak CA Enduro later that week
    - riding a GG Megatrail: ~65ļ HA, 160f, 150/160r
    - staying in Stateline near the NV base of Heavenly
    - probably looking to stay close by to maximize ride time (south/west side of LT)
    - trying to keep my total ride + drive time under 4hrs if possible
    - stoked if I find one of y'all to give me a tour!

    I'd assume Mr. Toads would be something to hit, but if there's better, I'm all ears.

    Thanks, all!
    For a biggish SLT ride Iíd go up Cold Creek on the trail the whole way, up to Star Lake, hang a right over the top of Freel all the way to Toads and back down.

    For the other ride if you can get dropped off at the end of Benjamin off of Kingsbury and do an out and back to the bench then back across Kingsbury to Van Sickle and descend back to town. Can make it bigger by pedaling power line to Oneidas and do a Connector/Corral run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    For a biggish SLT ride Iíd go up Cold Creek on the trail the whole way, up to Star Lake, hang a right over the top of Freel all the way to Toads and back down.
    Thanks for this... looks about 26 mi and 5k, probably on the big side without someone to ride with. I'm down for it if someone wants to come along...

    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    For the other ride if you can get dropped off at the end of Benjamin off of Kingsbury and do an out and back to the bench then back across Kingsbury to Van Sickle and descend back to town. Can make it bigger by pedaling power line to Oneidas and do a Connector/Corral run.
    Seems like a lot of bang for buck, but navigation would require a lot of study. Thanks for this too.

    Since OTE started this thread, would one of the shuttles also be a good bang-for-buck option? Is there an "essential" Tahoe shuttle that stands out over the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Thanks for this... looks about 26 mi and 5k, probably on the big side without someone to ride with. I'm down for it if someone wants to come along...



    Seems like a lot of bang for buck, but navigation would require a lot of study. Thanks for this too.

    Since OTE started this thread, would one of the shuttles also be a good bang-for-buck option? Is there an "essential" Tahoe shuttle that stands out over the others?
    Hereís the one I did a couple years ago

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    I'd put it at 50/50 that you would be able to make it over Freel Pass at that time. If you can, you could shorten that ride a bit by going down Armstrong/Corral, and maybe adding Monument Pass. Or you could climb up Armstrong to get to Toads instead. Doing those as two separate rides would make for a solid couple days of riding. OTE shuttle could give you more options, but for most rides will only save you some of the climbing.

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    Today I rode from stagecoach over monument pass and to the bottom of cold creek, just a few short snow sections in the Mott area, no big deal





    Still a lot of snow in the star lake Freel zone





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    cool
    is that close at South Lake Tahoe.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerwolf View Post
    cool
    is that close at South Lake Tahoe.?
    It is south lake :-)

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    wow hope i'll find the trail in 2 weeks 0_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerwolf View Post
    wow hope i'll find the trail in 2 weeks 0_o
    Pretty easy, Iíll pm you a gps track later

    You should load the Trailforks app on your phone it should have you covered on finding trails


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    Hey Tahoe BC, what do you think the eta for Toads being rideable will be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Pretty easy, Iíll pm you a gps track later

    You should load the Trailforks app on your phone it should have you covered on finding trails

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    cool thx...will get the app on my phone now

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    Heading up to south lake tonight with my son.

    Will most likely hit Corral, Cold Creek and Christmas Valley.

    Stoked for Tahoe 2018!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Hey Tahoe BC, what do you think the eta for Toads being rideable will be?
    Have not been up there to check things out yet, but I were to hazard a guess Iíd say by the weekend of June 16th

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    just the day when i arrive lol

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    Never ridden any Tahoe trails, looking for some advice from you vets. Which of these options sounds better:

    1) Shuttle to ride Daggett loop and Van Sickle descent

    2) Pedal up from SLT and descend Armstrong/Corral

    Just got a new long travel 29er and looking see how capable it is, so the chunkier the better.

    Note, Iíll have just ridden a 100 mile road ride the day before the MTB ride, so I donít think the legs would support a huge ride. Iím thinking something in the neighborhood of 15 mi, 3000 ft. TIA!


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    OTE shuttle to Luther Pass for toads, if you want the best bang for the buck. Granted it should be clearing in 2-3 weeks


    Vansickle Laps are $2.00 via TTD bus #23 from the transit center behind Stateline Brewery, and that trail is already getting loose.

    Or TTD route 23 to the same drop point as Vansickle to go South on TRT to go to star lake then star lake DH to cold creek and back to the village for beers for a longer ride. Should be clear in 2-3 weeks.

    No shuttles required for corral/Armstong just park and peddle damnit

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    Sid- I would vote for Armstrong-Corral, with the option to climb all the way to the pass if you're feeling it. And it's worth it to climb back up the road to drop Corral a second time--or ride Sidewinder to Lower Corral. And sometimes I ride up the trail again to hit the tables/berm section at the bottom!

    But the Daggett-Van Sickle loop is fun, too!
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    Cool, thanks black Betty and dirtvert! Think Iíll do Armstrong/Corral and just turn around if/when my legs give up.


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    If you want better views and better trails I'd drive to thunder mtn and ride the thunder mtn horse canyon loop. Blows south lake away for tech dh and is closer to sac area for people coming from that direction. But it usually isn't ridable until July.

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    Rode up to Star lake today on star lake connector then back down it and cold creek. Just a handful of small snow drifts that will be gone in a few days.

    Fishing was ok caught 7 small brookies

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    I parked on the backside of Armstrong pass and climbed the 1 mile from there to the top of Armstrong. We then descended Armstrong and Corral. It was about 10 miles total. There were only a few tiny patches of snow that you could totally ride through. At the most it covered up 4 feet of trail at a time. The dirt road to where I parked was completely dry.

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    damn cool pic's can't wait till next week Saturday to come over
    i'm so excited

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    Hi all
    I'm going to be visiting Lake Tahoe area for about 4 days as a part of my california trip in september (around 19th-23rd).
    I got half a day to ride. Are the conditions in September still good for riding? Are there shuttle services? Any guides that can show me around and show me the best stuff for the limited riding time that I have? I love technical trails red/black, am in good shapre. Where can I rent a good bike? Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by we78 View Post
    Hi all
    I'm going to be visiting Lake Tahoe area for about 4 days as a part of my california trip in september (around 19th-23rd).
    I got half a day to ride. Are the conditions in September still good for riding? Are there shuttle services? Any guides that can show me around and show me the best stuff for the limited riding time that I have? I love technical trails red/black, am in good shapre. Where can I rent a good bike? Thanks in advance
    September should be great. The dude who started this thread will have a bike, shuttle and info for you, hit em up: Over The Edge Bikes & Coffee - South Lake Tahoe Bike Shop

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