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    Dillon Montana?

    Anyone from the Dillon area know of any trails nearby?

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    I live in Bozeman, but have done some riding in the Pioneeers (NW of Dillon)

    The best ride (SHHHH! don't tell anyone) is near Coolridge ghost town (past the hot springs and crystal park), an out and back up to Tehepia Lake (sp?), which starts on double-track and turns into sweet singletrack ending at a beautiful high alpine lake.

    Not sure about current snow levels up there, but imagine some/most of it to be dry by now

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    I was just informed that it snowed the other day in the Dillon area. This trip might be more of a recon trip than a riding trip.

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    it snowed all over the state. It snowed a foot at the base of Big Sky 2 days ago. Sucks pretty bad.

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    I was (walking) at Coolidge 2 weekends ago, and there were still snowbanks across the road in spots. After the last few days, it won't be rideable for a while. Thanks for the idea, though. I'll put that on my list.

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    Bummer about the snow then...break out the skis!!

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    Just look around when the sun comes out again.

    It's probably a bit early to try to get to Tahepia and Waukena Lakes, so try out the west Pioneers. They should be good. Or go south to Dell and drive in to Nicholia Creek near Italian Peak. Nicholia kicks butt. If it ever dries up here, try the Snowcrest. 127 miles of trails, made of clay, gotta be dry. Try the Continental Divide trail either east or west from Monida Pass. Oh, by the way, it's all gonna be shut down if we don't join IMBA and make ourselves heard.

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    Bump - Anyone aware of trails west of Dillon in the Big Hole drainage?

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    There is a ton of trails in the West Big Hole mountains, including the Continental Divide Trail. Also the West Pioneers has many miles of trail. The Continental Divide Trail can be ridden from the West Big Hole back to Morrison Lake (near Italian Peak). These areas are still open for biking.

    The Beaverhead Deerlodge Forest Plan just closed the East Pioneers, Lima Peaks and Italian Peak area to us. The appeal period is under way right now, and if you commented during the last comment period, you qualify to file an appeal. Instructions can be obtained from the Dillon, MT Forest headquarters. The forest plan closed several hundred miles of prime alpine riding to bicycling. It also did a bangup job of fragmenting the Continental Divide Trail.
    I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark

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    FYI, too much snow yet for any singletrack. Only roads were rideable. At least the bike got a windshield tour of the area.

    Oh, and the local bike shop didn't mention any trail closures when I asked about trails. Did they just forget? I forgot to ask. Hmm.

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    Stay At The Metlen Hotel

    drive to the nearest fishing access

    ride
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