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Yesterday we observed frozen trails in the morning and thawed trails by late morning (10am) and into the afternoon. Today we expect similar conditions, so do your best to get out early. Don't use muddy trails.
Every trail has some mixture of frozen, dry, muddy, and snow covered, which makes it harder enjoy our usual routes. Remember to turn around when you encounter long stretches of mud to avoid damaging the trails. If you are leaving ruts or boot prints behind, you should turn around.
Sandier trails are much better to use in these conditions. Camel's Back & Hull's Gulch trails were in good shape yesterday morning. Avoid areas known to be muddy such as Tablerock and Military Reserve until they've had a chance to dry out.
Feel free to share your observations in this post. And remember to acknowledge and respect other trail users. HAPPY TRAILS!

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Using trails when they are muddy is the leading cause of trail damage on the Ridge to Rivers system.

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About Ridge to Rivers

The Boise Foothills provide a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 190 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. Here we provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the foothills without damaging them and information about the area you may find interesting. As you explore, notice the diversity in the land, the plants and the animals, then imagine our community without this unique treasure. You can help protect and care for this special place by learning more about the land and its needs.