This was posted on a well known MTN bike forum and ruthlessly poached because I think it lends some credibility to what we've been reporting vis a vis the trail conditions. Certainly things are changing daily...rained like a mo-fo all day yesterday and today it is cold and clear. Who can say what the next couple of days will bring weather wise (ergo trail condition wise).
*******Here are current, March 7th, trail conditions:The trails on Mack Ridge are a mixed bag as of March 7, 2010.
Please Ride :• Mary’s out and back, from the east, to Steve’s Cut-off/Pizza Point.• Wrangler.• Rustler’s Loop. • Horsethief Bench out and back, clockwise, to about midway.• Lion’s, out and back on the single track to the Mack Ridge two-track.
Please do NOT ride :• Moore Fun.• Mack Ridge.• Troy Built.18 Road is snow covered. Tabeguache is snow covered above Lemon Squeezer and mixed, mostly out and back, below.
USE COMMON SENSE. DO NO HARM
BLM McInnis Canyons NCA Ranger*************
I can tell you from personal exploration of all the above, this is a pretty darn accurate analysis, except as noted in my post from March 9, 2010, the snow @ the 18 Road is a goner and I have no idea just how one is going to get to Lion's...
I always like to take the source into account when receiving trail, snow, wave reports. Is this the perspective of SkiCorp telling me,"It's a powder day in the 'boat!" (when patrol buddy on the mountain reports the runs are skiing like a coral reef)? Or the aggressive local posting that the break is "pure chop and a waste of time" (when you can clearly see for yourself the sets are gorgeous)? Or the owner of the LBS encouraging one and all to come on out, because the trails are "good to go" (when all the local riders know it is seriously hit or miss)?
Just food for thought.
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