Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Recent thunderstorms have been pretty intense in the Foothills - leaving trails that were in great shape, rutted and much rockier than you may be used to encountering. This is especially evident in the upper Military Reserve and Hulls Gulch areas. Sidewinder, 3 Bears, Trail 5, Central Ridge and Shane's all took big hits.
Our trail crew is working on these issues, however we may not get to everything before the trails dry back out again (we need moisture in the soil to make repairs).
Keep this in mind as you descend these trails - and with the weekend forecast for more thunderstorms be prepared to possibly encounter poor trail conditions.
Lastly - and very importantly - PLEASE GIVE THE TRAILS A CHANCE TO DRY OUT AFTER THESE RAIN EVENTS! We've also seen a lot of damage from folks riding and running the trails when they are clearly too muddy to use. This leaves deep tracks and ruts for everyone to deal with as soon as they dry back out.
Thank you and please pass this information along to other trail users.
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