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    Idaho Panhandle in April

    I will be in the CDA/ Post Falls area around April 20th?

    What is typically rideable that time of year? Trying to figure out what bike to pack.

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    your intown trails should be ready by then. backcountry trails will still be under snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    your intown trails should be ready by then. backcountry trails will still be under snow.
    Thanks.

    Canfield I assume. What about the Beauty Bay stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach529 View Post
    Thanks.

    Canfield I assume. What about the Beauty Bay stuff?
    Tons of snow this year so who knows, but generally the deadfall is cleared from the "front side" quicker ie 257 n, 258, upper 79.
    South 257 depends how motivated I get as soon as I can drive to the top I plan to take the saw out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Tons of snow this year so who knows, but generally the deadfall is cleared from the "front side" quicker ie 257 n, 258, upper 79.
    South 257 depends how motivated I get as soon as I can drive to the top I plan to take the saw out.
    Sounds great.

    Thanks for all that you do.

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    Beacon too, although it's in Spokane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Tons of snow this year so who knows, but generally the deadfall is cleared from the "front side" quicker ie 257 n, 258, upper 79.
    South 257 depends how motivated I get as soon as I can drive to the top I plan to take the saw out.
    May head up the road this weekend too check things out. The fat will still be a necessity, as will snowshoes for the drifts. - Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher View Post
    May head up the road this weekend too check things out. The fat will still be a necessity, as will snowshoes for the drifts. - Al
    Let me know what you find. I'm getting antsy. I had the chainsaw fired up in the back yard for some tree trimming already hah.

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    fat bikes and snow shoes, might as well keep winter playing.

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    I was in the area last week and the snow looked like it was disappearing pretty fast.....

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    It is, but things are soggy.

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    Never stops freakin raining!

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    i can see mineral ridge as i type this. still snow on the north side of mineral ridge. Cda mtn will definatley have snow. snowline is roughly 3000 feet. maybe a touch higher, but not by much.

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    I was told alot of the front side of canfield is clear, but big tree 29 is not. so your north and east sides are still holding snow.

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    Last time I was at Canfield, couple weeks ago. Penn is good, bit of snow on 7 , likely gone now. Big tree and D had lots of snow. We came down the front side instead it was steep and snow free.

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    I'm tempted to crawl across the log by the beauty bay campground.... Just to go check out lower 79.... Creek is crazy high.

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    I just bring waders...no risk of falling in that way and getting EVERYTHING wet.
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