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    Thunder moutain

    Anyone been lately? Snow/Mud? I know it's early, but seems like things have warmed/dried up down south recently.

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    This Webcam should answer your question. The hotels are at a lower elevation than the top of TM.

    Bryce Canyon Web Cam - Bryce Canyon Lodging |

    I've rode it in mid-April and the problem was the horses were on it just after the snow cleared and left deep prints everywhere. Not much "flow" left, replaced by a really choppy ride. Equestrians don't care about tread.
    MTB blog for US West trails: http://jimprestonmtb.com. Trail analysis videos, bike and component reviews, other stuff.

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    Based on the riding in Fillmore this week, Thunder mtn has a long way to go, above average snowfall this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddeo View Post
    Based on the riding in Fillmore this week, Thunder mtn has a long way to go, above average snowfall this year.
    That might have been true in Jan but the warm and dry Feb killed the snowpack. SW Utah is now slightly less than normal to slightly better. Either way, still too early but I bet you can ride from the bottom pretty far up until the trail is more north facing.

    In Flagstaff we're already riding trails that don't typically open until April.

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    stupid horses. ( horse owners )

    Thx for link to web cam - I forgot about that. Weekend weather didn't cooperate anyway.

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    It's not so much horse owners but dude ranch tours. They are permitted through the FS so onus is on the land manager. They don't let a wet trail from stopping them and horses like mud. Feels good on their hooves.

    Actually, I've been riding Thunder Mountain since it was built (1998?) and I've been surprised at how well it's held up to the use. Far better than trails at Brian Head like Left or Right Fork of Bunker Creek.

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