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    CB first week of November?

    Looking to do a trip the first week in November 401, 403, Teocalli. Too late in the year to ride?

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    Maybe, maybe not.
    Got some storms this past weekend and the high peaks around CB got a light dusting of snow. I was bikepacking and camped off Cement Creek road on the way up to Flag. It was quite chilly.

    By November, expect to have already several snowstorms go through the area, maybe leaving snow on the ground or maybe it melts away if the sun is out during the day. Mornings will be very brisk/freezing and days obviously will be short. The trails you mention are all on high ridges so I'd look at lower trails as potentially ok to ride.

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    Thanks for the reply. When is the best time in fall to enjoy the colors?

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    End of September usually.

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    Watching the news today, they said go a bit earlier than peak because of the drought. They’re expecting fall to hit between 1-3 weeks earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes View Post
    Watching the news today, they said go a bit earlier than peak because of the drought. They’re expecting fall to hit between 1-3 weeks earlier this year.
    We'll see what the storm this Tuesday does, but 3 weeks is a stretch. I'm in CB right now and there's virtually no yellow anywhere maybe 2-3% of the aspens. My guess is 2-3 weeks from now it'll be peak. The last weekend in September (as mentioned above) is the safest bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    We'll see what the storm this Tuesday does, but 3 weeks is a stretch. I'm in CB right now and there's virtually no yellow anywhere maybe 2-3% of the aspens. My guess is 2-3 weeks from now it'll be peak. The last weekend in September (as mentioned above) is the safest bet.
    Yeah that will be fun. Between 2-13” depending on where you are.

    Floyd Hill is expected to get 8”. Do you think the storm is going to hit that far south in CB? Who knows given the current wacky weather state, but I’m interested in your take.

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    Yeah, after reading the forecast discussion from the NWS, I think the higher-elevation mountains around CB will get 3-6" out of it. My guess is town and the lower trails (Doctor Park, Cement Creek) doesn't get much, and Gunnison just gets rain. Sounds like the storm is more focused north and on the FR, but it's a big one with a ton of moisture so it'll eventually extend south and into the San Juans throughout the evening on Tuesday.

    I'm riding Doctor Park (and more) today, so I'll see if I can get some "current state" aspen shots during the ride.

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    Next to no yellow on Flag, Bear, Deadman's or Doctor Park. I have no idea what this storm is going to do to the foliage schedule though!

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    Sunday September 6. Minimal yellow to report atop Crystal/Star, but some snow in the distance.

    Minimal yellow on Dyke trail as well

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    got 12" of snow in mt cb

    should be gone in a few days.. I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by givemefive View Post
    got 12" of snow in mt cb

    should be gone in a few days.. I hope.
    Yeah, it'll be sloppy there for the next few days while things melt out, but it'll be hero dirt by next week.

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    I plan on being there around 10/10 or so. Whats the deal with snodgrass - I hear varying reports of closed/not closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkBill View Post
    I plan on being there around 10/10 or so. Whats the deal with snodgrass - I hear varying reports of closed/not closed.
    Here is your report...https://crestedbuttemountainbike.com.../trail-report/

    Snodgrass always closes in late August. Nevertheless, lots of amazing stuff is open. It will be cold in a month that all said.

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    Thanks I'll be passing through and figured I would watch the weather and either do Hartman or CB depending on the weather and conditions.

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    Coming out from the front range this Wednesday/Thursday, any intel or thoughts on how the trails will be by then? C Springs trails are totally dry as of yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomie View Post
    Coming out from the front range this Wednesday/Thursday, any intel or thoughts on how the trails will be by then? C Springs trails are totally dry as of yesterday
    Most should be dry no problem by wednesday from how things are looking.

    I'm going to do a CBMR loop or strand hill this afternoon and see how it goes. I did Hartman yesterday and it was primo...

    Strand is low enough I feel it will be melted. CBMR i have hope the hikers/walkers had some encouragement.

    At 10k feet where I live there is still an inch or two of melting snow in the shade like under aspens,

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    Awesome. Thanks for the information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomie View Post
    Awesome. Thanks for the information
    Just did a CBMR loop to upper loop to downtown. The upper westside part in the dark forest was still soaking wet and snow on the sides but I imagine it will still be ok Wed/Thurs. Everything else was dry enough to rip.

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    We are definitely coming out. Thanks again for the info!

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