THURSDAY APRIL 18th TRAIL CONDITIONS UPDATE: YOU SHOULD COME BACK WITH MUD ON YOUR BIKE AND SHOES IF YOU DO IT RIGHT TODAY.
We are heading into a great stretch of weather where most of us will want to be out enjoying the trails. Just a reminder that despite the great weather there are still muddy sections and puddles out there. A check of the Military Reserve yesterday showed most trails drying but that all still have muddy spots and puddles. Bucktail and Shane’s Trail particularly so. Water is still seeping out of the soil adjacent to these trails and causing many wet spots.
Remember to travel through these and not around them. Traveling around these areas causes trail braiding and widening. This really complicates maintenance on the trails. You can still utilize these areas but expect to hit wet spots. The same is true with almost all trails in the system right now.
REMINDER: Rocky Canyon Road is closed as crews work to get it repaired for Saturday’s RACE TO ROBIE CREEK. Stay off the road. It isn’t safe for you or the workers and also slows down the efforts. For those looking a for a last gravel road training run, we would suggest 8th Street is a good replacement.
Enjoy the weather and Happy Trails!
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