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    Kananaskis Riding

    Can anyone give some updates on trails in kananaskis this time of year? whats good whats not?

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    Moose mt is all good except the peak.

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    I've been following this:

    http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx

    Most of them are updated weekly it seems.

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    First - pick yourself up a copy of Doug Eastcott's Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies. Trail descriptions, directions, months they're usually ridable, maps, etc. It's pretty much a necessary purchase if you live in the area.

    MTBR western canada is OK for some trail conditions, but you'll have better luck finding up-to-date conditions by checking out the Calgary and area thread in the AM forum of pinkbike (don't worry, it's like the only thread on pinkbike that isn't overrun by a bunch of lippy 14 YO's)

    As for what's ridable right now in Kananaskis...
    Elbow was done recently by myself and there was some snow at the pass (I would imagine it's gone by now)
    Powderface ridge is open, so the short and long loops will be Good To Go as well
    moose - GTG
    wildhorse - unsure, but I would expect GTG with a bit of mud
    PV\J, baldy - GTG
    Canmore (all of it) - GTG
    Really, about the only things to avoid right now are the high mountain passes (ie - misty) or anything where you'd be worried about the mud (ie - anything in the gorge creek area)
    Everypony loves riding bikes

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    Use this for "how wet is that trail"

    http://environment.alberta.ca/apps/b...n=8&DataType=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefire
    I've been following this:

    http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx

    Most of them are updated weekly it seems.
    Too vague and usually outdated 24hrs after they post it. I don't think they actually check any of the trails, they just take a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokes
    Too vague and usually outdated 24hrs after they post it. I don't think they actually check any of the trails, they just take a guess.
    Thanks! Good to know. A few of us are heading out that way for this long weekend from Manitoba. Flatlanders meet mountains!

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    Big shock to the system going from 200-250m elevation to 1500-1800m.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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