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    Ketchum Trail Openings

    Probably too soon for this, but I'm trying to get some loose planning done for an early May trip from Hood River to Ketchum for an xc extravaganza, so how about some guesses on when the trails in the following areas typically open:

    1. Ketchum local trails like Fox, Adams Gulch, etc.

    2. Warm Springs all the way to the summit.

    3. Imperial/Greenhorn Gulches, Red Warrior, etc.

    4. Rides in the Stanley Basin like Redfish Lake.

    Thanks for any guesses you can share!
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    watch the snow. The more it keeps falling like this, the later. I've never been there early but I wouldn't even think about anything until late may.
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    Keep an eye on this site as the time for your visit comes closer. They are pretty dang good about posting trail conditions throughout the area:
    http://www.bwbt.org/

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    Also look for trail reports on the Sawtooth National Forest site:
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth/recreation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Keep an eye on this site as the time for your visit comes closer. They are pretty dang good about posting trail conditions throughout the area:
    http://www.bwbt.org/

    EDIT

    Also look for trail reports on the Sawtooth National Forest site:
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth/recreation/
    Thx for the links! That's just what I need.

    Once I get closer to the trip, I'll post to ask for some first hand reports, in addition to the links.
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    Latest trail conditions update....
    http://blog.sunvalleyonline.com/inde...is-leman/1157/

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    Nice find! maybe Al or Dave G could start a blog for footies trail conditions. The e-mail thing is intriging.

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    User Cooperation

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Thanks for the update!

    While I was perusing the blog I found a link to the Big Wood Backcountry Trails

    http://www.bwbt.org

    Why is it these guys have figured out how to get along with other user groups ie Horses, Moto X and Hikers.

    Riding in Boise/Owyhee's sometimes makes me think that we need some leadership on how to get along as Trails Users and not disparate groups that have their own individual group agendas.

    It seems there is still a squatters mentality that permeates each group, this is my trail and don't even think about sharing it with me.

    I know I'm generalizing here, but seeing the Big Wood Backcountry Trails website make's me hope for more cooperation among user groups, and maybe someday we will get a Dirt Trail User Group that supports trail maintenance and development for all users.

    Thanks Nick for bumping this thread - hopefully the sweet single track SV trails will be steller this year.

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    Bret ---

    You can sign up for regular emailings from 'em. That's how I get the updates.

    A coworker of ours at the store lived in Ketchum for a number of years and he says that trail work/advocacy up there was "better" than down here. From what I've seen since I've known about BWBT is that that is the case. I definately can't quantify that though.

    One thing he did tell me was that they were very good at enforcing trail closures during this time of the year. He mentioned that fines for riding on closed trail was like $200 or $250. Don't know if that would fly here since trail conditions can vary from week to week and even day to day.

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    Got the emailings, Thanks!

    [QUOTE=BelaySlave]Bret ---
    You can sign up for regular emailings from 'em. That's how I get the updates.
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    A quick story on getting along - I was climbing up high off of the Green Horn loop and ran into a bunch of throttle twisting moto heads that actually turned off their engines to roll pass me going down while I was going up, I just had to say damn this is the way it should be. I had pulled off to the side of the trail as those guys had a couple hundred pounds of bike to maneuver on the tight single track to get around me.

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