Buena Vista, Salida, Bonanza, Sargents info '11

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  1. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Buena Vista, Salida, Bonanza, Sargents info '11
    Tuesday August 23, 2011

    "open" means no snow or very little easily-rideable snow; major downfall has been cleared but some minor ride-overs may remain.
    "unk" means unknown.

    Seasonal USFS and BLM gates are now open; Fourmile and Poncha Loop.

    Arkansas River Loop (Salida to Howard along the river, return via power line rd) - open; dry and dusty.

    Aspen Ridge Rd - open.

    Fourmile Area - open; dry and dusty.

    Rainbow Tr - open from western terminus (at Silver Cr) to Rainbow Trail Camp/Lake Cr CG.
    Single track open - 55 miles.
    Remaining ATV/4WD 45 miles will be cleared after Memorial Day weekend
    according to San Carlos RD work crew at 719-783-2079.
    More Rainbow Trail information: http://rickramsey.net/GPXFiles.htm

    Shirley Site - open.
    Alder Cr Rd - open.
    Clover Cr Rd - open.
    Marshall Pass Rd - open.
    Poncha Cr Rd - open.
    Silver Cr Rd - open.
    Spring Cr Rd/Whale Hill - open.
    Toll Rd - open.

    Ute Tr (NE of Salida to Gribble Park, Hartsel, Cotopaxi, and points east) - open; dry and dusty.


    Sargents Area

    Agate Cr Tr - open, all the way down to Highway 50.
    The water in the lower canyon is deeper than average; use caution.
    Baldy Lake Tr - open.
    Barret Park Loop trails - open.
    Big Bend - one remaining.
    Crest Tr - open.
    Dutchman - open.
    Green Cr Tr - open.
    Hicks Connector - open.
    Left Hand - open.
    Lime Cr - open.
    Long Branch Tr - open.
    Milk Cr Tr - open.
    Razor Cr - open.
    Right Hand - open.
    Tank 7 - open.

    CDT/Summit Tr - open from Marshall Pass to Highway 114/Lujan Cr; in other words, all open.


    Bonanza

    All routes - open.
    All means everything around Bonanza and to the south all the way to highway 114.


    San Luis Valley, north end

    Dorsey Cr area and south to Villa Grove - open.
    Poncha Loop area - open; dry and dusty.


    Passes

    Black Sage Pass - open.
    Cottonwood Pass - open.
    Cumberland Pass - open.
    Hancock Pass - open.
    Hayden Pass - open.
    Marshall Pass - open.
    Napoleon Pass - open.
    Old Monarch Pass - open.
    Pearl Pass - open. . . CHANGE
    Taylor Pass - open.
    Tincup Pass - open.
    Tomichi Pass - open.
    Waunita Pass - open.


    Other

    Jen and GSL rode Tanner-Stultz and East Bear on Friday, 4/29 - open, dry and dusty.

    Frenchy's, Tincup 970-641-4565, open 8-5, B,L,D.
    Silver Plume General Store, Pitkin 970-641-3866, open 9-4, gas/snacks.
    St Elmo General Store 719-395-2117/4773, open 8-5, no gas.


    See the San Isabel, Gunnison, and Rio Grande USFS maps for location information.
    See also Pitkin, Taylor Park, Spring Cr Reservoir info '11:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701709
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  2. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    I'll post up info about trails and roads in central Colorado, just like I did last year. I'll update post #1 as info becomes available.

    Checked out the Rainbow Trail, but there's still too much snow to do any trail clearing or riding.
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    After a bunch of these, I turned back:
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    Marshall Pass Rd was snow blocked also:
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    Wanna ice skate?
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    O'Haver Lake:
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    I'll try again next week. :ricky
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    This thread kicks off the start of single track season every year! Love it!
    Thanks...again...for all your hard work and keeping us updated Rick!
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    Rick,

    What kind of mirror is that on your bike? Looks like it screws into the hole on the clutch lever. How do you like it?
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    ya noticed that to ...and need something now that dual star cant be reached
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  10. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    The mirror is one of those small curved stick-ons that WalMart and auto parts stores sell. I remove the sticky foam and pop-rivet the mirror to a piece of Kydex that is heat bent so I can see (barely) behind me.

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    Here's one I did for my Husky TE310:
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    Now let's stay on point and get back to trails. :wink:
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    I've been waiting for this thread. Thx Rick. Depending on schedule may try to meet up again with Sidewinders to help clear RBT.
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    3 years ago Marshal pass was closed due to the road being washed out... did they repair it??
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    very cool thread, subscribed! :lurk

    thanks, rick
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Yes, the road has long since been repaired. But it's covered with a lot of snow right now :eek1
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  16. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    There is still a lot of snow on the RBT:
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    RBT west of Hwy285:
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    RBT east of Hwy285:
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    Poncha Cr Rd:
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    RBT 2.7 mi north of Hayden Cr Rd:
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    There is snow north and south of Kerr Gul bailout also. Looks like another week or two of melting is needed.
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  17. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Checkin' the snow line:

    RBT - a short frozen slab:
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    RBT - end of the line:
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    Clover Cr Rd:
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    Silver Cr Rd:
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    Marshall Pass Rd:
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    O'Haver Lake - no ice!
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    Lookin' for fish?
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    A couple of Turkeys - if I'd a had a license and my .22, we'd a had turkey for dinner:
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    Yeah, right.


    The snow is not crusty anymore, and melting nicely. There's too much to shovel right now, but in another week, we'll be hitting it with the shovels and saws :eek1
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    Silver Cr Rd:
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    A little off-point, but I don't think that it gets any more awesome than to see a dirtbike on trail with a chainsaw strapped to the back!!
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