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    Pueblo update -12/11

    It's not good. The red gate trails got some snow and there is still about an inch left in a lot of places. The trails looked ok but are still wet. I only made it a short while on the Duke trail. Just wet muck that gums up everything and then you can't even pedal Don't know if it will be ready by this weekend?

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    Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the report Chris9702l.

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    Still not good today (Friday). Took these pix around 10 AM.

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    I was shocked at how much snow was out there - only a dusting in town. I'd suggest avoiding this area this weekend unless things *really* dry out tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the warning! No Pueblo this weekend.

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    The good thing about Pueblo is that it avoids alot of snow that other places get
    The bad thing is when it does get snow it takes forever for it to get good again The soil is clayish type stuff that clings to your tires and cakes up everything. I'm serious, after a little spin on Duke I threw in the towel and then it took me 30 minutes to get most of it off with water pump by the bathroom.

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    Still no good today.

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    Conditions for this weekend? Obviously cold!

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    Very wet and muddy, unrideable. Still snow on the ground and where there isn't, puddles of mud

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    Thanks Muff I was wondering....

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    Update please. We are trying to plan a trip down there this Sunday.

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    i bet its still muddy. haven't had to many "warm" days to dry it out yet.

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    It snowed Friday night about a 1/2 inch, just gonna turn to muck when the temps get above freezing. Gotta get out there in the early AM; while its still frozen.

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    I went out for a spin early this morning while everything was still frozen and snapped this pic at the bottom of Skull Canyon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOUBLEJ
    It snowed Friday night about a 1/2 inch, just gonna turn to muck when the temps get above freezing. Gotta get out there in the early AM; while its still frozen.
    I agree with DJ - *IF* you get out early enough you can ride it while it's still frozen. The problem is, it can change from frozen to muddy in no time flat.

    Thanks to all those who have read this thread and stayed off the trails during these past few unusually wet and muddy weeks. Unfortunately, there's always a few who have to ride just about every trail out there and leave behind ruts galore before they decide it's "still no good today".

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    Crap, that is more snow then the trails down low have in Monument! Oh well looks like we need a warm spell until they are more rideable.

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    Amen Wilbury1!!! It's way too muddy to drive down from up north to ride the trails any time after 10:00 am. Once it does dry out some, it will be tacky goodness. Patience kids.... Oh yeah and what Wilbury1 said, thanks to all those who stay off when it is this muddy It sure cuts down on trail maintenance!

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    I think we are looking at mid March for any sign of dry trails at the lake. I think It was December 2nd, the last time I got in a good mtb ride there, which is pretty late anyway. Time to revert to "winter sports" like road riding. Winter always holds off pretty late in Pueblo, but when it hits the dirt trails are done.

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    Thanks for the update folks. There's definitely more snow out there than I expected.

    BTW, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Four of us lucky guys got a pass to ride today at Ute. Had to do it before the weather comes in again.

    Please keep us posted. Maybe the bike gods will show us good favor and dry trails by Sunday.

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    Any updates on the snow melting down there would be greatly appreciated!

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    Looks like a big thaw this week, hopefully things will shape up.

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    I was out hiking with the wife and dogs at the lake yesterday: all north faces, or anyplace that doesn't see sun, are still covered in snow or mud.

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    Thanks for the update DOUBLEJ... I'm gonna keep hoping that it melts so I can get a ride down there this weekend. Can't you strap a generator to your back and hook up some kind of heater to help melt the snow the next time you go on a hike? Maybe a mag-chloride dispenser with some sand throwers? Okay, maybe I ask too much...

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    There is a lot of moisture in the ground and the low spots and non sunny spots are going to be wet for a bit. In Monument which has the same conditions it is still sloppy, but instead of glop mud it is sandy mud which doesn't dry into deep furrows like Pueblo does. Let's cross our fingers!

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    Hey Pueblo contingent...

    How are things looking for the weekend?

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