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    Clear Creek extn to Spooner done?

    Rode an up-n-back on part of it that was done this summer (~3 miles?) heading to Genoa/Carson City this weekend wondering if itís punched thru to the top yet?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Yup, been done for a couple months, great trail, probably a little loose cuz itís been so dry.
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    Thanks for beta. Yeah somewhat loose in the tight turns when I climbed it(but no dabbed it :0) but weíll go up the old 50 and drop the whole extn hooking up for the return loop back to Jacks Valley.
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    Itíll be awesome next spring after a good soaking.

    Weíre riding the whole thing tomorrow, itís a little cool, but still warm enough and way better than itíll be in January.
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    Started @ noon up CC from Jacks Valley, up old 50 to Spooner, down new CC extn and backtracked down to Jacks. 26/3000í but brrrrr on the way down...
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    yeah was a bit chilly when Ben and I rode at first but was bundled enough for the ride. Once we hit the new rock cropping outlook (about 3 miles down from top) it started to warm-up and was all good shredding from there. Figured we would run into more people but really only came in contact with a few. Definitely a fun ride and when I have more time, and more legs, I want to ride full thing from Jacks to Spooner and then back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    yeah was a bit chilly when Ben and I rode at first but was bundled enough for the ride. Once we hit the new rock cropping outlook (about 3 miles down from top) it started to warm-up and was all good shredding from there. Figured we would run into more people but really only came in contact with a few. Definitely a fun ride and when I have more time, and more legs, I want to ride full thing from Jacks to Spooner and then back down.
    Were you dropped off @ Spooner and both riding Ripleyís?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Were you dropped off @ Spooner and both riding Ripleyís?
    Negative... We rode up in my old Land Cruiser (three of us) and then dropped self-shuttle style. We started at like 9:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Negative... We rode up in my old Land Cruiser (three of us) and then dropped self-shuttle style. We started at like 9:30.
    Brrrrr. 9:30? We didnít get started til just about noon in the sun and were feeling the temp drop as we skirted around the backside areas. Warmed up some climbing the old 50 to Spooner. Sat in a sunny spot in the lot abit like reptiles before heading backroads down the new trail. Thatís when those 2 riders got dropped off. Bittersweet as heading down the body warmth gathered in the lot soon left us with the speed of the dh run. Breaking back out in the southerly facing sections was much appreciated! Time to invest in some cold weather attire!
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    Yeah first bit of riding, maybe mile or two, was a bit chilly and took some warming up. By mile three we had hit the new overlook rock pile. Sat in the sun there for a bit and warmed ourselves then headed down through the trees. But after that point it wasn't too bad. Once we hit some of the last section before Jacks Valley (actual singletrack on the side of the hill overlooking Genoa/Jacks Valley) the guys started to shed a few layers. Luckily I had just the right amount that I started out a bit chilly but warmed up by the time we hit the rock pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah first bit of riding, maybe mile or two, was a bit chilly and took some warming up. By mile three we had hit the new overlook rock pile. Sat in the sun there for a bit and warmed ourselves then headed down through the trees. But after that point it wasn't too bad. Once we hit some of the last section before Jacks Valley (actual singletrack on the side of the hill overlooking Genoa/Jacks Valley) the guys started to shed a few layers. Luckily I had just the right amount that I started out a bit chilly but warmed up by the time we hit the rock pile.
    Got me wondering if we passed by each other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Got me wondering if we passed by each other...
    Definitely good have. There were three of us, I was on a purple FS that said THUMPER on the down tube, Ben was on his silver Guerilla Gravity Smash and my buddy Dennis was on his 14' Scott Genius. Probably would have run into you at the lower portions closer to Jacks Valley. You on Strava?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Definitely good have. There were three of us, I was on a purple FS that said THUMPER on the down tube, Ben was on his silver Guerilla Gravity Smash and my buddy Dennis was on his 14' Scott Genius. Probably would have run into you at the lower portions closer to Jacks Valley. You on Strava?
    Trying to recall riders coming down....🙄...alll a blur now. 😎
    Yes Iím ďj birdĒ no asterisks. Spend some time up there on both sides of the border. 😎
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Trying to recall riders coming down....🙄...alll a blur now. 😎
    Yes Iím ďj birdĒ no asterisks. Spend some time up there on both sides of the border. 😎
    Yeah I am usually pretty easy to spot. Especially at the trailhead, I have an old 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser with plates FJ6TY. You see that out there and I am somewhere on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah I am usually pretty easy to spot. Especially at the trailhead, I have an old 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser with plates FJ6TY. You see that out there and I am somewhere on the trail.
    I wouldíve noticed. Iím an x Cruiser guy had an FJ62. My bro has a couple 40ís!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    I wouldíve noticed. Iím an x Cruiser guy had an FJ62. My bro has a couple 40ís!
    LOL... no such thing as an "X Cruiser" guy, you are just waiting for the next one to come around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    LOL... no such thing as an "X Cruiser" guy, you are just waiting for the next one to come around...
    Doubt it. Pretty pricey rigs nowadays...
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    Helllooooooo!?! Has it stopped snowing and mtb season up there yet? Missing me some Carson valley riding.
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    Snowed over the weekend but most has melted off in the lower stuff. Right now I bet everything is a soupy mess from the warm weather, rain and slushy snow we got on Sunday/Monday. Another storm front is supposed to be moving through this weekend so will probably have to wait and see what the storm does.

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    Uhm, k. Thanks Greg! But it was tongue-n-cheek comment sort of a "Is Hole in the Ground open yet?" like over in the NorCal forum! 😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Uhm, k. Thanks Greg! But it was tongue-n-cheek comment sort of a "Is Hole in the Ground open yet?" like over in the NorCal forum! 😀
    LOL... ah I get... sorry its legislative season so things other than work process a bit slowly!! Regardless I am itching for some dirt, just need time to do it.

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    Oh hell no!

    Hole in the Wall is June, maybe later.

    We have plenty of riding in Carson Valley, just need to keep lowish, stay away from north facing slopes and tree shade.
    Lower part of Clear Creek is still drying out, probably not worth riding. If uou like riding on snow, the upper section of Clear Creek is probably somewhat packed down, best when ridden frozen as slush is slippery.
    Above the college is drying out, though there's still snow up by the Ash Canyon TH.
    Pinion is fine.
    Prison Hill down low is fine, probably some passable snow on the north side of Escape.
    The trails on the sun exposed lower Genoa system may be okay, esp if it stays warm.
    Centennial is fine as is all the stuff up on the flats above Centennial. Lots of good gravel grinding to be done.

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