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    Will the Crest Trail be open this year?

    The private landowners did not renew a deal that they previously had with Park City Resort. They would not allow anyone to ski on their property, and some skiiers were cited for skiing there. Their property includes some of the area around Puke Hill DOES ANYONE KNOW IF IT WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FOR BIKES?

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    I don't know, but Puke Hill itself is an access road, so I'd guess it will be okay. I suppose the possible impact may be between Guardsman's and Puke Hill. There was a similar dispute out at Bob's Basin that resulted in a reroute of the trail there a few years ago.

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    I thought this was going to be about the snowpack!

    Any bets on when it actually dries out this year? I'm guessing August sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I thought this was going to be about the snowpack!

    Any bets on when it actually dries out this year? I'm guessing August sometime.

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    Depends on how soon Slyfox starts digging it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apexit View Post
    I've already lost 2 feet in my yard since last week, I vote July 4th!
    Yeah but at 10,000 feet it *snowed* that much last week...

    Maybe we should have an official betting pool. Winner gets beer?

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    The Crest will not be open this year. So wherever you are coming from just stay there.
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    The Crest just got an additional 40 inches of snow on it in the last 3 days or so, with JUST ONE MORE storm (honest) on the way.

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    There was an article in the Park Record about the issues between the landowner and park city resort. There was no mention about whether they would try to keep the public off their land.
    p.s. I think the snow should be clear by july 15.

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    LOL @ people assuming it's 70F on the Crest because it's 70F at their house in the valley. Winter is 2 mos longer up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahJohn View Post
    LOL @ people assuming it's 70F on the Crest because it's 70F at their house in the valley. Winter is 2 mos longer up there.
    What gets me is when people in the SL valley ask about Crest conditions, when if they would just look at the Wasatch from their front window....they could see snow 1/3 of the way down the mountain....and KNOW that it is not GTG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KThaxton View Post
    What gets me is when people in the SL valley ask about Crest conditions, when if they would just look at the Wasatch from their front window....they could see snow 1/3 of the way down the mountain....and KNOW that it is not GTG.
    I saw a report the other day from the Forest Service complaining about equestrians and motos already hitting up trails in American Fork Canyon and tearing them up. We have a Tragedy of the Commons situation here in the Wasatch Front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
    I saw a report the other day from the Forest Service complaining about equestrians and motos already hitting up trails in American Fork Canyon and tearing them up. We have a Tragedy of the Commons situation here in the Wasatch Front.
    I tried to ride american fork canyon trails last year and the fine dust the motos throw up all over everything just took the fun out of it for me. Its such a shame becasue those trails up there are in such beautiful country. I miss riding up there, it seems every year the trails get more and more rutted.

    And it will be july 15th that the crest will be GTG.

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    I'm going with August 1st.

    Just to be clear: rideable with no snow crossings. Of course it'll be good to go with a couple snowy bits before then. I'm talking totally dry.

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    Since all the corporate Summit ski areas will arrest you for trespassing on snow covered property now that the lifts are shut down, is there anything (DV/Vail) that is on public land or has public right of way? If one wanted to fat bike on snow, everything is illegal within summit ski resorts?
    https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/recently-closed-resorts-ask-skiers-boarders-to-stay-off-their-slopes/1909374468

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    Everything is illegal on Vail property. No idea on DV.

    I pretty much guarantee you could ride out/back on Armstrong and not have a problem, though. Assuming you can *find* Armstrong, of course.

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    Yea, was thinking more about riding up some of the DV access or residential roads or cutting in from Guardsman and just riding down a cut ski run because I’ve never done that before.

    It would probably suck compared to frozen crust. If warmer, possibly the groomers would be consolidated or more like summer snowpack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I'm going with August 1st.

    Just to be clear: rideable with no snow crossings. Of course it'll be good to go with a couple snowy bits before then. I'm talking totally dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apexit View Post
    Lets do a Trifecta:

    July 4th Crest
    June 10th Mid-Mountain DV to Canyons
    May 5th Flying Dog
    Are we talking Flying Dog actually *dry*? Or early-season-let's-make-ruts-everywhere in the aspen grove?

    Crest August 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Are we talking Flying Dog actually *dry*? Or early-season-let's-make-ruts-everywhere in the aspen grove?

    Crest August 1
    Mid Mtn June 25
    F-Dog May 20

    -W
    Yep, Mtn Trails Foundation approved riding conditions. Last year our 1st day on FD was May 5th (about 1-2 weeks after it was good to go). That was half the snow we had this year, lol!
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