REPEAT MESSAGE: i am referencing older images as to illustrate comparative differences in Fruita trail conditions from the recent past up to feb 7. sure, some tough guy is probably going to say that they can ride slush up to the hubs on their Pugsley, but i'm more concerned about providing some solid information to people who still like to ride but maybe don't own a Pugsley to conquer epic slushy singletrack.
today, ALL the trails are still snow-covered mush- at least 4 inches deep on the trail proper... crusty mush on the sides, 8 to 10 inches deep. at least the precipitation today was in the form of rain-it just helps melt the snow that much faster.
there will be mud this year. yes, there will be mud...
just remember those nice fall rides like this one in october. Dave King on holiday from Cal, chasing Jen on the epic Rustler's loop.
Dave was taking time to enjoy the ride and the scenery, actually, not chasing the aggressive local (Jen) who knows all the twists and turns and tends to ride an average of 2.5 warp units faster than her guests at any given time.
REPORT FOR ALL FRUITA AREA TRAILS: today sunday, february 7, 2010- trails are snow covered and unrideable. at least 4 inches of slush over saturated clay soils will require quite a few warm, sunny days before they can be ridden again. stay tuned for updates and enjoy those road bikes for a while!