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    Fruita/GJ Conditions

    Hi there from the front range,

    Wondering about the conditions there right now. Snow on the ground? Thanks.

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    Road Rt 18 on Sunday. It was fantastic. Forecast is for 45-55 for the next week. Everything is open and dry. I will be out there again for sure in the coming week.

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    thanks, I called OTE earlier and got the thumbshifters up.

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    GJ/Fruita is Dialed!

    Weather is sweet and trails have super tacky lately.

    Rode almost everything at Lunch Loops this past week and the trails are in better conditions everyday. Went across the desert from GJ to 18Rd today an everything was dry. So Koko stuff is probably just as good!

    The 10 day forecast looks pretty sweet for riding here!

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    Just rode LL, holy crap Batman....so good. December has been so nice so far!
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    Tabegauche was in great condition Saturday morning (Dec 11th).

    I haven't ridden for the past month, so it was my first time riding the new Gunny Loop "double-track" bypass (not the bypass off of Gunnector, still don't know what to think of that) and the new re-route around that steep, loose, rocky climb towards the end of the loop on the south side of LPR.

    Kudos to the trailbuilders for those two new sections of trail. Makes the overall Gunny Loop experience more enjoyable.

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    Yeah, the weather on Saturday was "tolerable."





    Same goes for today and tomorrow...

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    The Fruit is GOOD!

    Good to go
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    perfect weather this weekend. Thanks Fruita!

    Saturday was a SS day at Mary's/horsethief then a sunset romp on chutes/ladders and joes ridge. Sunday was a freeride shuttle day @ the ribbon/freelunch/eagles tail.

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    Tuesday, Dec 21st

    Is there anything ridable in the Grand Valley or Moab at this time?

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    We've gotten some rain this week, but I think everyone will agree this is the best December we've had in a long time.

    The ground is not yet frozen, it's only been getting down to the 40's at night. So things will dry out. Avoid the obvious north-facing muddy spots, but the trails for the most part are dialed.

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    Lunch Loops good to go for tomorrow? The wife and I are thinking on a Christmas Day ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitro1
    Lunch Loops good to go for tomorrow? The wife and I are thinking on a Christmas Day ride.
    Should be, I'm heading that way in an hour and will post up if it sucks.

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    Right on! Thx

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    moab!

    60 degrees and sunny this morning! Trails dry and deserted. Sovereign for lunch...

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    Anything long and easy in Fruita? Kinda like Gemini Bridge in Moab? We're considering trading our skiing plans for a couple of easy rides in Fruita, if there is one. By easy, I mean not overly tech. I'm coming off a cold and have a bike that I've not even test ridden yet. 2 or 3 hours of easier mtbing would be great to shake the cold and get the bike dialed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles2go
    Anything long and easy in Fruita? Kinda like Gemini Bridge in Moab? We're considering trading our skiing plans for a couple of easy rides in Fruita, if there is one. By easy, I mean not overly tech. I'm coming off a cold and have a bike that I've not even test ridden yet. 2 or 3 hours of easier mtbing would be great to shake the cold and get the bike dialed in.

    Absolutely. You wont be disappointed.

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    Lunch Loops are perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moabman
    60 degrees and sunny this morning! Trails dry and deserted. Sovereign for lunch...
    Good news. I will be making my way to Moab next week unless the weather turns bad.

    Tabegauche was in decent shape (excellent conditions for this time of year). Rode Holy Cross. Only sketchy parts are sections of Clunker and Kids Meal.

    I see the sanitization of Holy Cross has begun. Was wondering when that would start. Quite a few 'techy' sections messed with.

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    Snowing now (12/30)....it was good while it lasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado
    Snowing now (12/30)....it was good while it lasted.
    Psssh, it'll dry out by noon.

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    ...Or blow away

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    Not with Mikesee riding on it.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    Yeah, the weather on Saturday was "tolerable."





    Same goes for today and tomorrow...
    What is the name of that trail?? Look stunning!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW
    What is the name of that trail?? Look stunning!!!
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    so how are things after this last blast of snow?? have things dried out?

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    It's a bit cold. 5 degrees right now (9:00 AM), that's -16 for you guys using Celsius. No drying out at those temps, but no mud either.

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    Lunch Loops today:






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    Rode Rustler's and an out and back on Mary's today. Cold, 10 degrees, but beautiful!


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    How is this coming weekend looking in Fruita for trails? Anyone on the ground have up to date info? May just keep going to Moab if snow is still an issue. It's snowing pretty hard in Aspen at this moment, but maybe just raining in Fruita? Would love to hit 18 Road...

    We're thinking of heading out Friday afternoon...but also looking towards Moab, or even Pueblo, Salida or even Denver.

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    Yes,

    please advise. We(aspen) got royally screwed from this last storm. Time to ride!!

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    screwed is an understatement. Can you say 'donut?'

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    Mornings are good, afternoons are muddy.

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    Cool, thanks for the update. I think we're going to head to Moab Friday evening.

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    What is ride able in Moab?

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    Can someone keep us updated as the end of the week is showing warmer weather. Thinking Sunday could be good to go in GJ??

    Please make it melt and dry out! I can't take much more of this stupid winter.

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    Rode Tabeguache on Sat. & Sun.

    Kurts, High Noon, Holy Cross, lower Eagles are great. No mud spots, some areas of snow. Conditions may worsen slightly this week as snow melts off (the climb out of HC comes to mind, snowpacked now).
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    Great news! Forecast is calling for Sunny and 45 on Fri-Sun.

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    It was pretty snowy and muddy on Friday afternoon. We drove out to 18 Road just to check it out on our way to Moab, and it was quite far from rideable - not sure about the other trails that way.
    Moab on the other hand was great. Amasa Back had almost no snow (except for the entry), and Poison Spider was in similar condition, with very little snow save for some shady sections and the long dirt road section, but rideable the entire way. It was in the 50's most of the weekend.
    Skiing in the La Sal's is also good I'm happy to report.

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    Some photos from today at the Lunch Loops. No mud, dry dirt or packed snow, lots of fun.

    Don't know what it's like out at the Kokopelli, but I'm guessing it is similar. 18 Road is the last to dry out and would probably be a mess.







    As it warms up and the snow melts a bit more, some places will be quite a mess.

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    We got some good riding in Moab in. We rode from town to all the rides to add some miles. Short video is here:

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    Rode lunch loops around 9:30 this morning. Wow, conditions are getting better everyday. Pet-E-Kes, Squeeze, Coyote Ridge, Ali-Ali and Kurts were awesome. Should be awesome later this weekend and next week as long as everyone avoids the snow sections which are going to turn to mud.

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    I hiked 18rd last night, if it doesn't have snow on it, it's deep mud, still a couple weeks away from rideable. Took the dog for a hike on Rustlers Monday, good to ride early before it thaws, there were some big ruts from those of us that are over eager (patience, it builds character) . The stuff at Kokopelli should be good with just a couple more days of sun and 40deg temps.
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    Looking at a Sunday ride with the dog. Driving out heading west midday today (Sat). Would hopping on the Kokopelli just south of Mack be rideable? Looking for something that's not super technical and only about 8-10 miles, out and back or loop.

    Fruita would be in better shape than GJ's Gunnision Bluff's Trail area wouldn't it?
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    Lunch Loops are probably your best bet in the valley, Koko will be ok if you ride early. maybe just keep going west to Moab, there's a group of us headed over this morning to ride Pipedream.
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    LL was great Sunday. Rode Pete's/High Noon/Raven Ridge/Ali Ali/Miramonte Rim/Curts. Barely touched snow or anything wet.

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    You must not have ridden the same High Noon that I did. But, seriously, everything else was in excellent shape on Sunday. Hopefully things will dry out by this weekend.

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    We met up there on Sunday morning too. The first ride on my new Pivot.

    The Lunch Loops were in great condition and we were early enough to be off of them by 11:00.
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    Miles2go Came by you Sunday. Sure like how well manner you dog was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerider
    Miles2go Came by you Sunday. Sure like how well manner you dog was.
    Thanks. A super trained rescue on his first "bike ride". He had a blast.

    Your pup looked well minded.
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    thinking of a ride this Saturday. would appreciate any other info on Mary's/Lions or GJ area. Moab is possible, but a bit far for just a 2-3hr ride.

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    Tabegauche was in great condition Feb 5th (at least below Widowmaker Hill).

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    Quote Originally Posted by drlg
    Tabegauche was in great condition Feb 5th (at least below Widowmaker Hill).
    It's good above as well, just a bit more slickery.

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    Trail conditions, February 8, 2011. After a stellar weekend of riding the trail with pretty darn good conditions last night's snow changed it all pretty quickly. Here are today's conditions:


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    Looks like a week of sun ahead to help dry that out. Keep us posted

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    aaargggggg

    with 8'+ of snow in my yard here in Breck, I was really hoping....
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    Rode Sovereign at Moab on Friday, Feb 11th. Trail was in good shape.
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    Hey Western Slope Gang,
    Was wondering if you would think end of March would be OK to ride Fruita? I know it can be dicey, but just looking for some thoughts. Thinking of March 24th weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1
    Hey Western Slope Gang,
    Was wondering if you would think end of March would be OK to ride Fruita? I know it can be dicey, but just looking for some thoughts. Thinking of March 24th weekend.
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    Dicey. You said it. Crapshoot. Take your chances. If it's a no go just keep driving west and south until it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1
    Hey Western Slope Gang,
    Was wondering if you would think end of March would be OK to ride Fruita? I know it can be dicey, but just looking for some thoughts. Thinking of March 24th weekend.
    Thanks a bunch,
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    Yeah, it's a crap shoot but that time of year is when the odds start getting a little bit more favorable. Still, you should have a plan B ready and as mentioned, Moab isn't that far away, but it's no guarantee either - the weather and conditions are different there, but not that different

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    Givin' this thread a bump.

    Any current knowledge on the state of the western end of the valley(Mary's and the like, Rabbit Valley)? I figure parts LL is good to go.

    I was stuck in town yesterday (GJ) and didn't make it out. It barely sprinkled around me, but looked ominous in every direction. Rain is forecast today, but I'll be damned if I can pick out a cloud right now that looks like it could produce rain.
    Uh-huh, uh-huh. Okay. Um Can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about uuhhh, things. Uhh... the things.

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    This is good news! Poster has emerged from hibernation, spring is here!

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    Talked to a rider at the LL lots and he said he ran into enough mud on high noon and miramonte to turn back. I rode up curts/raven to the moto turnoff then turned around and went back down raven, up around ali ali both directions and back down curts. No mud on the bike when i finished but it sounded like other trails need another week or two.

    Nice quick ride that left me enough energy to pull the kiddie trailer around when i got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poster Nutbag
    Givin' this thread a bump.

    Any current knowledge on the state of the western end of the valley(Mary's and the like, Rabbit Valley)? I figure parts LL is good to go.

    I was stuck in town yesterday (GJ) and didn't make it out. It barely sprinkled around me, but looked ominous in every direction. Rain is forecast today, but I'll be damned if I can pick out a cloud right now that looks like it could produce rain.
    Saw in the local rag that search&rescue retrieved a biker at Loma after he fell off a ledge on Sat, Feb 19th. So looks like you can ride at Kokopelli, just be cautious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drlg
    Saw in the local rag that search&rescue retrieved a biker at Loma after he fell off a ledge on Sat, Feb 19th. So looks like you can ride at Kokopelli, just be cautious.
    Probably the ledge on Mary's I 'm guessing. I always debate riding that section when I'm alone (especially at night).

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    Miramonte was actually good to go yesterday. A little damp on the West rim, but the soil is sandy. Did not pick up any mud, no ruts. Everything else was dry - Kurt's, Ali, Ali Loop, Raven's. Looking down from Miramonte, Klunker looked okay as well.

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    Here are some photos from today's ride. I went up Curt's Lane, over to Ali Loop, Around Miramonte Rim, up Coyote Ridge to High Noon. I had planned on riding High Noon to Pet-E-Kes, but it was a mess just after the intersection with Lemon Squeezer. I had talked to a gentleman earlier on the trail who said that Pet-E-kes was good to go, but that he walked parts of Lemon Squeezer due to mud.












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    We put some nice ruts in the Cross today, it was almost dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    We put some nice ruts in the Cross today, it was almost dry.
    hahahahaha

    Did you bring a tape measurer?

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    Update on trail conditions? Going to hit Moab this w/e. But considering also doing a Fruita ride.

    Also, any recommended trails? We are advanced technical riders so up for anything. Proabably like to hit something more flowy if we head out that way! Singletrack with some tech similar to gooseberry mesa would be sweet!

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    Fruita Update 03/01/11

    Rode the Koko's last night. Rustler's, Mary's, Steve's, & Wranglers. All dry enough to ride (now) barring any new moisture. Although many chuckleheads have been out riding and really rutted things up.

    I believe 18rd is still too wet.

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    Been riding Lunch Loops the past few days...they are dialed. As long as the rain stays away the rest of the week, the trails should be perfect this weekend!

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    How about Rabbit valley this time of year. Coming out in 2 weeks and hoping to hit western rim as I haven't ridden it before. Are conditions usually similar to Kokopelli??

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    looks like its raining there now? I presume Sunday is out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie80
    How about Rabbit valley this time of year. Coming out in 2 weeks and hoping to hit western rim as I haven't ridden it before. Are conditions usually similar to Kokopelli??
    We did Western Rim on Weds. and it was in good shape. Todays rain/snow wasn't bad so it'll probably be good tomorrow.

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    Holy Cross, Eagle's, Lemon Squeezer, other Lunch Loop stuff good to go!

    From yesterday afternoon, after the snow cleared:






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    Snowing now here in Carbondale. Are GJ and Fruita getting slammed too?

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    Big wet 1/2 dollar flakes, but it's supposed to clear up tonight and be good this weekend.

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    the latest on the mary's complex? looking at coming out this weekend the 26,27. in know there is a bit of snow forecast for midweek?

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    Bumping for Fruita update... We're driving down (hopefully) from Glenwood on Sunday. How heavy has the precip been down there? Thanks. Hoping for good conditions at 18rd.
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    Im planning to head out there about 1. Might call OTE first just in case. Got some rain in GJ last night and freezing temps

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    Essentially no new precip for Fruita this weekend, so far.

    .04 in the last two days.

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    The trails are fine it's just a bit cold.

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    Trails were good. Joes ridge was pretty beat up from the cows. Glad I didnt take the rigid out there today.

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    Did Fruita get much rain last night?
    Was thinking of coming up for a ride tomorrow or weds if the trail conditions aint bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjamesguesswhat
    Did Fruita get much rain last night?
    Was thinking of coming up for a ride tomorrow or weds if the trail conditions aint bad.
    Rode out at Loma today (April 4th). No issues with Moore Fun or Rustlers Loop.

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    heading to Fruita this weekend - weather looks good and sounds like most of the trails are dry... anything we should stay away from?

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    I second Froman's question

    Planning on hitting Fruita Sunday/ Monday; I want to make sure the trails are good to go, don'tr want to screw anything up.
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    Should be good to go. We're getting rain today, but it's forecasted to be gone by this evening.

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    that time of year again...Trail running race going on at the Koko trails on Saturday. so give the runners some respect, and/or just ride 18Rd trails on Saturday. http://geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=125

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    Thanks guys

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    Any updates on trail conditions after the rain yesterday? I'll be in town riding Fruita tomorrow and Sunday...

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    It will be perfect if the weather holds of course.

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    EASTER SUNDAY REPORT

    Way too much rain the last few days. Most trails must be mud bogs by now, especially 18 Road, and it is supposed to rain for at least two more days. Here's hoping it dries up a bit for riding next weekend (4/30-5/1).

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    I rode Kokopelli (Mary's/Horsethief/Wrangler) this morning before the most recent rain... the trails were actually in pretty decent shape. Not completely dry, but I didn't have any mud on my bike when I was done. It started pouring about 2 minutes after I left, and I imagine that made the trails pretty muddy for everyone that was still out this morning.

    TR coming shortly.

    All you guys out in GJ/Fruita are lucky SOBs to have those trail systems out your back door.

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    Saw you guys got a little rain. Think the trails will be good to go by Wed afternoon?

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    Was going to head out an hour ago from Denver area, but decided to wait till morning after finding out I-70 is closed in both directions around Vail. That SUCKS.

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    Full on middle of the winter storm conditions in the high country right now.

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    SNOW this morning, Sat 4/30/11!!

    Not much here in GJ, maybe an inch on the cars & lawns.

    Camping for the FFTF might be exciting this morning. I hope someone posts about it.

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    Crazy storm yesterday.
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    edge loop conditions ?

    Hi All

    Just rolled into GJ from Utah as part of a MTB trip from UK

    Was wondering if anyone knows if edge loop is rideable at the moment ?

    And dare I ask if foti is clear of snow / mud ?

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    Even with the rain today, I presume everything will be good to go on Friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Even with the rain today, I presume everything will be good to go on Friday?
    Maybe good to go eat pizza at the Hot Tomato!

    Yesterday they predicted sunny & warm for Thursday, today they predicted cloudy & cool for Thursday & Friday. Who knows? If (and only if) we don't get any more rain after about noon today, AND the sun comes out, the trails might be great on Friday. OTOH, they could be a muddy mess or anything in-between. Spring time can be very unpredictable.

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    Thanks, Rick. I am going off of NOAA's forecast which has sunny and 70s for tomorrow.

    We are there all weekend camping for a bachelor party, so if we cannot ride on Friday, we'll just drink beer.

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    Looks like 70's and sunny from tomorrow on out there. Where are you seeing cool and cloudy?

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...2=-108.727&e=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan
    Looks like 70's and sunny from tomorrow on out there. Where are you seeing cool and cloudy?

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...2=-108.727&e=0
    That would be the local Channel 8 weatherman @ 6:00 am this morning.

    Much better outlook this evening with Channel 11 predicting 70 for Thu & 78 for Fri.

    Might be GREAT, or.....

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    Hopefully it's not raining as much out there as it is here in Denver.

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    Heading up in a few weeks for SS USA and want to hit Fruita either coming or going. What are the best trails to ride if we only have one day?

    Thanks for the info.

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    Any beta on current conditions? Thinking about heading over for a few days and it looks there have been some scattered showers out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike21
    Thinking about heading over for a few days and it looks there have been some scattered showers out there.
    Scattered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike21
    Any beta on current conditions? Thinking about heading over for a few days and it looks there have been some scattered showers out there.
    It has rained every day since Monday .
    Today (Fri.) I saw a group of riders on I-70 headed back towards Mack .
    Trails must not be much fun if there riding back on the interstate.
    Just about didn’t make it back to my campsite at R.V. Figured I better get out while I could!
    Love riding in that mud . Everyone should endure that experience at least once in there life.
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    rustlers was dry this am

    was not sure it would be but had a few easily avoidable wet spots. So the Kokopelli area trails may be ok so far this am, barring any more rain

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    Just got back from lunch loops. Rode most of the lower stuff. Conditions were Perfect.

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    Thanks for the responses, figured it was muddy last week and stuck around the front range (no riding here either). Rode our bikes to the bars instead

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    Coming to camp at Monument and ride Fruita trails in mid-July. Any updates?

    Also, anyone know of any places to shower off after riding the trails in Fruita and GJ? We don't have a solar shower and would like to get clean after riding.

    TIA!
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    the gym across the street from Over the Edge in Fruita has showers available for a fee.
    I need to ride moooore

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    Anyone been out to the Lunch Loops today (Tues) or yesterday? I imagine that it must be pretty sloppy but maybe the rain missed that area. Anyone have any luck out there?

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    No way they've avoided all this rain. I'm not even considering trying it until Fri maybe? We got turned back by lightning Sun, never even got the bikes off.

    But, to answer your question, no I haven't actually gone out to verify.

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    LL has been taking direct hits the last couple days, and again last night. Should be awesome this afternoon though, looks like we are out of the monsoon cycle.

    Loma was freakin' great last night, and practically nobody there. Total buff.

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    I'm thinking there will be hero dirt this afternoon/evening!

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    Yeah, Koko was excellent last night. All this rain is awesome! I've only watered my lawn a handful of times this year and it's greener than it's ever been!
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    7/14 AM, perfect conditions at Lunch Loop.

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    Yes they were! Went out with my son and took lots of photos this morning.

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    Word on the street is that part of Prime Cut is still underwater - I'll investigate tonight.
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    Ribbon/holy cross was lovely at 9pm last night. Even had a full moon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    Ribbon/holy cross was lovely at 9pm last night. Even had a full moon!
    Indeed. The Loops were in fine shape yesterday evening.
    Cobi, were you the dude that couldn't find his keys down in the main lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Mc View Post
    Indeed. The Loops were in fine shape yesterday evening.
    Cobi, were you the dude that couldn't find his keys down in the main lot?
    Nope, we parked off clunker. Though I did almost forget my keys at the top of Ribbon! That would have sucked at 11pm.

    Ribbon was awesome last night. The usual sandy bits were all packed down perfectly.

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    Grand Junction and Moab if it rains

    I'm going to be in grand junction and moab tomorrow but the weather doesn't look promising. Any recommendations for alternatives to biking?

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    Fruita's Kokopeli trails tomorrow?

    Tomorrow's supposed to be rather wet... Just wondering, are the Kokopeli trails near Fruita ridable in these conditions?

    Cheers!

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    I just got back from Moab yesterday and they didnt get much rain. My FIL called today and said it didnt rain much if any today either. GJ got very little today. I was able to mow my lawn tonight. Trails might be fine. Call Over the edge for fruita/loma trail conditions. Call Ruby Canyon for Lunch Loop conditions

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    Might be OK. Call or stop by Over the edge for conditions in the AM. They will probably have current info.

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    No. Parts of Kokopelli (especially Rabbit Valley) turn to molasses when wet. No bueno.

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    Nevermind. Its RAINING

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    Looks like the best riding will be Sunday/Monday assuming trails have time to dry out.
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    Any reports on how the aspens looking this week?

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    If anyone rides GJ today post up info. Feel like crud today but might try and go out tomorrow
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    Just got off the phone with a buddy who is down at Rabbit Valley. He said the clay there was pretty slick-definitely not going to ride for a while.

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    Zion was perfect yesterday afternoon.

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    Stopped into Ruby Canyon and heard LL (butterknife anyway) was great yesterday.

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    Rode LL both days, pretty much all the lower stuff, Pet e Kes, Tail, Cross, High Noon, Ali, Miramonte, Bucket, Clunker, Kurt's. Sucked.

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    Rode 18 Road on Sunday and the trails were in great shape. Nice and buff and hardly any wet spots.

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    Fuita Conditions

    I realize this report will only be valid today and tomorrow, but what are the conditions in Fruita right now?

    Just realized I have to burn some vacation before year end and thought I should try to take immediate advantage.

    I may head that way this evening to get in some riding before it's all over for awhile.

    Moab conditions would be nice to know as well, if you happen to have hit both lately.

    I thought about trying to get a lap in on the White Rim this week, but I am guessing it will get snow cold along with Colorado Wed and Sat?

    Thanks,

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    Conditions are really good right now, sunny, 50's and 60's. Last week brought us some much needed rain to pack down the dust. Wednesday calls for some cooling (40's) and possible rain, then it warms up again. I imagine Moab is about the same.

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    clear skies and 60. come out and ride.

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    oh, and just so you know, you can usually get up to date current info on the facebook pages here.

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    Thanks for the feedback and the links.

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    Moab was just about perfect this weekend.

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    Plus one on Moab this past weekend. Went to the Pumpkin Chunking too! Big crazy, messy fun!

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    How are conditions out there right now? I am thinking about escaping the Front Range and all the snow we are getting

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    pulser - freezing but trail conditions are perfect. come out and ride.

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    snark7 is correct

    Record lows overnight but absolutely perfect conditions. Endoed on Gunny last Friday so nursing a rib injury. Should be back on the trails this weekend.
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    Still the same in Fruita?

    Thinking about skipping skiing and riding the bike instead. Any snow on the ground out that way?

    Looks like highs in the mid 40's. Not too bad I guess.

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    Should be fine, had a little snow this week. But it's sunny and chilly - mud is unlikely.
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    Got 1 good lap in at highline Sunday. Second lap it warmed up a bit and softened up too much on the shaded areas. Turned back after about 1/4 lap.

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    Any updates about conditions out there for this upcoming weekend?

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    I'm also wondering about the conditions, not even worth skiing right now.

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    Rode Marys, Lions and Troybuilt, yesterday. Some snow, but not muddy. Cold, but not so much that you want to stay home.

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    Are lunch loops good and dried out or I do I need to go early when it is frozen?

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    Rode lunch loops today, overall great riding conditions. Very few muddy spots

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    Anyone been up on the Palisade Rim trail lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Mc View Post
    Anyone been up on the Palisade Rim trail lately?
    You must have just cracked open the latest Mountain Flyer too.
    That trails looks sweet!

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    Any updates on trail conditions? Did the area get any snow yesterday?
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    Marys Loop was great today

    rode out and back from east end no areas of mud or really even any wet areas, i thought there would be some after snow yesterday, but was great.
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    Rode free lunch and pucker up saturday. Horsethief Sunday. Still a decent bit of snow on the lunch loops from earlier in the season but plenty of dry riding to be had. Free Lunch was holding snow on anything N to W facing making some of transitions a little shall we say...puckered. Stay clear of the clay.

    Loma-Mack area was almost completely dry. Just little patches here and there in the gullys and completely shaded areas.
    Yield to downhill

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    18rd is good too.

    Did Edge loop east to Edge cutoff, went west up Chutes, then did Joes and back up for a full run on Kessell's Sunday. Got snowed on a bit, but trail was in great shape. Just a little buildup on the tires while it was snowing.

    Didn't have to wash the bike which is more than I can say for last weekend at LL.

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    Anyone done the trails recently at Kokopelli/Loma with generally north or west facing aspects - e.g. Moore Fun, Mack Ridge, Troy Built? If so, how is the snow cover on these?

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    rode moore fun on the 5th of janruary. the uphill is still snowy but the down is pretty dry with a few snowy spots. did not make it to mack ridge or troy built. but would assume similar conditions.

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    Anyone? Anyone know? Since Monday's weather? How'd the trails do?
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    Weather was a non issue in the Grand Valley this weekend. It's still dry, just a bit cooler than last week.

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    Bean Man, You've made my week.
    I'm mired in Crested Butte and desperate for some ride time in the sun.
    Anyone else want to meet in GJ/Fruita Wed/Thur?
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    Bean Man spoke the truth.
    Rode GJ/Loma Wed/Thur.
    It was great. No go on the Loma ridge trails (as you'd expect) all else is good.
    In GJ I only rode below the Widow Maker and it was all good w/ small patches of slip here and there.
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    The dog and I did Marys and Horsethief on Thursday. I broke the bolt holding my seat on the initial climb into Marys so Stan and I had to go into GJ and get a new seat post before riding the loop.

    My dog loves Horsethief. On most rides he heels behind me early, on this ride he knows where he's going and doesn't need me to pace him.


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    Current conditions?
    Gunnison Valley got plenty of snow over the weekend. How'd GJ do?
    Any change? Is there riding to be had?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    Current conditions?
    Gunnison Valley got plenty of snow over the weekend. How'd GJ do?
    Any change? Is there riding to be had?
    I am heading out with Stan the dog tomorrow, looks good to me.

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    I am about to head to Texas to ride.... from Chicago. Please update asap as to trail conditions expected for Fri/Saturday. I could detour

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    Snowed last night but mostly melted by today. I would say it will be muddy for the next few days. Probably dry by early next week.

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    Mary's was good, Steve's not so much. The Bike and the dog got muddy today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lostonbase View Post
    Mary's was good, Steve's not so much. The Bike and the dog got muddy today.
    Think it might be good to go tomorrow?

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    I was wondering about the same, wanted to do Mary's & Horsethief tomorrow.

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    as of january 28, things are a bit muddy and not too rideable. tabeguache is not awesome, mary's is ok but horsethief and steves aren't, 18 rd is not.

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    Bummer I was hoping to get out tomorrow. But if they aren't ready I'm not gonna bother. Figured that moisture wasnt gonna be gone yet. Did you go in the am or afternoon? I was thinking maybe it would be ok if I went early and it was still frozen.

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    It is going to be nice out tomorrow, anybody been up on Lunch Loops lately? I am hoping they are dry.

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    Rode Pet-e-kes to Holy Cross at Lunch....holy crap, it was awesome!
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    Any chance someone could give a weather updated, watching all three weather sites and can not tell if anything has fallen in Fruita/GJ. Looking to try and find some dry dirt this weekend, is there any chance of that?

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    Rode Mary's to Horsethief today and back. Last part of Horsethief had stretches of mud, didn't try Steve's or anything higher since it was a mudfest last week. It was great weather for a ride today. Dog is tired, and am working on my 2nd Ranger IPA, life is good.

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    Trails still good to go in fruita? We were getting sooo close to having clear trails before these last 2 storms came through the front range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatpants View Post
    Trails still good to go in fruita? We were getting sooo close to having clear trails before these last 2 storms came through the front range.
    Yeah, would love an update. Looking at coming next Wednesday evening through Sunday to get some riding in...specifically 18 Road!

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    From OTE's Facebook: Lots of phone calls on trail conditions...As of the afternoon of Feb 8th we have received NO precipitation. That leaves the Kokopelli Trails and lower Lunch Loops looking good in most spots, as long as we don't get anything tonight. 18 Rd/Bookcliffs and Rabbit Valley are getting close, but with the nightly freeze/thaw they are soft and muddy in spots.

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    Rained/snowed a little last night. Definitely set back trail conditions a few days.
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    Was hoping to hit 18rd this weekend on the rigid since the FS is in the shop. I think it's supposed to be nice tomorrow, you think sat or sun will be ok?

    Anyone been on Western Rim this winter?

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    Hey all,

    How are lunch loops looking today Fri, Feb 10?

    Thanks!

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    Only did a short ride, Clunker & Miramonte Rim were great. Holy Bucket had muddy spots. I would stay off Holy Bucket. Ran into another guy that did Gunny and he said it had some mud.

    Ran into a buddy at the shop afterwards, he rode Pete-e-kes, High Noon, Miramonte and Curts and he said it was fine.

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    any new snow?

    hey guys,

    did you guys getting any new snow from this week's small storms (Sunday night and Tuesday respectively). we're thinking of heading up this weekend leaving friday. I'm inquiring about the Grand Junction areas.

    thanks,
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    Diddo! Paging Noah!

    Whats the word Big Bird? Looking for 50degrees on Sat! New Yeti SB-66 sitting in my house and is waiting for its first ride EVER!

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitro1 View Post
    Diddo! Paging Noah!

    Whats the word Big Bird? Looking for 50degrees on Sat! New Yeti SB-66 sitting in my house and is waiting for its first ride EVER!

    -D
    We'll see you out there - we're bringing an SB95, and can't explain how stoked I am to get that thing on the dirt.

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    Rode LL last night - mostly dry or tacky, hit about 20 yards of semi muck total on Petekes, High Noon and west side of Miramonte

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    Sweet! Freelunch-pucker up good to go?

    Recommend the LL route for Sat please! Can we go above Widow Maker? Holy Cross? Gunny?

    Whats the route? I do not want to screw up those awesome trails at all.


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