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    It rained in the StG today.

    That's usually is the Spring signal for No Utah to load up the bikes and head down to destroy our trails.

    I don't understand what you people like about the mud so much, it's like you can't help yourselves. After the Bearclaw and Stucki area dry out you can see where folks have walked for miles, pushing their bikes right down the middle of the trail.

    Seems like a lot of nasty work for someone who should be on vacation.

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    Of the people you investigated who ride on wet trails there, what percentage were from northern Utah and what percentage were from somewhere else?

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    And what percentage were already on the trail when it started to rain and had to traverse the mud in order to get back to the car? Please show your work.

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    82.6% from No Utah, 68% of those from NUTCO.

    0% were on the trail when it started raining. Our trails do get nasty, but it takes a fair amount of time for them to become impassable. Enough time for you to return to your vehicle.

    Here's some of my work, thanks for your interest

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    How long does it take to dry out?

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    Depends on how much moisture we get and how dry the trails were to start with. Just don't plan a trip to ride here and resolve to ride no matter what. Be flexible and check in again before you come.

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    A few of us will be down Thursday through the weekend. President's Day and all.

    Advice on trails that are GTG (or to keep off) gladly accepted.


    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Depends on how much moisture we get and how dry the trails were to start with. Just don't plan a trip to ride here and resolve to ride no matter what. Be flexible and check in again before you come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gartenmeister View Post
    A few of us will be down Thursday through the weekend. President's Day and all.

    Advice on trails that are GTG (or to keep off) gladly accepted.
    As of right now, everything is muddy except for the typically resistant trails. Like Prospector, Church Rocks, Boy Scout, Kentucky Lucky Chicken.

    If it keeps raining, even a little, they'll stay muddy. If it stops, it MAY be ok. I'll be checking JEM tonight.

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    Just checked JEM. It and surrounding areas will be good by tomorrow if it doesn't rain again. Watch the weather.

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    Weather looks iffy on Wednesday/ Thursday again. Stick with whatever our SilentFriend recommends.

    Tell anyone that will listen that Bearclaw / Stucki and the Santa Clara trails are a No Go.

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    How about early April should things in St George and around Gooseberry be ok? Salt Lake ski areas are getting no snow, is southern Utah getting more moisture?

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    St George can be dry at any time. Just keep an eye on storm systems. If it's been more than a couple of days since the last precip, you should be fine.

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    Hi, we came from France to ride JEM, The Whole Guacamole and Precipice/Sidewinder.

    It rained today (Wednesday) and yesterday. It will be sunny Thursday and Friday.

    Maybe a local rider can tell us what will be rideable tomorrow and Friday ?

    That would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepit23 View Post
    Hi, we came from France to ride JEM, The Whole Guacamole and Precipice/Sidewinder.

    It rained today (Wednesday) and yesterday. It will be sunny Thursday and Friday.

    Maybe a local rider can tell us what will be rideable tomorrow and Friday ?

    That would be great.
    My suggestion is to call Over the Edge bike shop in Hurricane at (435) 635-5455. They will be able to tell you the current trail conditions.

    https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneOTE/

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    Everything is rideable right now. The rain did us good.

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    Thanks. We did JEM today : completely dry.

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    We are thinking about coming out to ride the JEM area this weekend, but the weather looks hot, hot, and hot. We are not get on our bikes at 6AM riders so we wanted to know if it has been getting hot early or if we still have time to get a good 2 hour session in if we start around 8:00.

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    That'll be perfect

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