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    Trail conditions/ mud on Black Mountain and PQ

    Hi!

    I heard PQ was officially open- at least the lower part. Del Mar Mesa sounded closed due the vernal pools.

    Anybody know what the mud is like at PQ and Black Mountain? Lilac, Miner's, Manzanita, Artichoke etc?

    And while I am at it how is Black Widow coming along? Is it worth a trip up yet?

    Thanks!

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    Mud on Black Mountain is nearly non-existent except in a few areas due to seepage. There is some light rain foretasted on Thursday night but that is about it.

    We are continuing work on Black Widow but that has not stopped the masses from exploring. The biggest problem right now is the last section of old service road is nearly all adobe and just a shit-show. It is drying but not there yet as the hill just above continues to shed water. I would give it another week.

    PQ exactly as you stated currently, including DMM. Haven't seen any other updates yet.
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    Rode DMM Sunday, it's good to go. There's some puddles in the usual spots and a couple of small muddy patches on the rim singletrack.

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    Black Mountain is good. Miners, Lilac, Ahwee in ideal condition. Knoll to artichokes also ideal.

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    Thanks for the updates! I hate riding through clay, so I'll give BW more time to dry.

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    As of Jan 7, no soft/sinky/sticky clay to speak of on BW, but best to head trail-builders' advice. Last section is dry and rutted, no mud. Fast, though. (Sorry for riding it, but I couldn't resist).

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    One thing I've learned over 20+ years' of riding DMM/PQ. Stay away for at least 3 more days than it seems like other areas are good to go. Much of that area is adobe, and you don't want make 10 year-tire tracks in adobe.

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