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It should be OK in the usual places. 1" of snow isn't much moisture really. You should check some recent threads and note the road closures though - many FS gravel roads are closed and the hatchery area has multiple road/trail closures (ALL USERS!).
 

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Thanks a Lot so I guess anything past the hatchery is out of the question. That still leaves plenty to ride:)
 

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supercusty said:
Thanks a Lot so I guess anything past the hatchery is out of the question. That still leaves plenty to ride:)
I think you could still ride at the hatchery. Use 475B >225> cove creek> Daniel ridge> Longbrach>butter> cat gap.

Nick can correct me if I'm wrong but that gets you around the closure.

Daniel Ridge gets all day sun and is one of the quickest trails to thaw. You may see some snow up on 225 and the shady bottoms lands of Long Branch are always a semi-frozen mud pit.

Most of the snow in and around Asheville, will melt today. I'm not sure what Brevard has and it's been a long time since I've seen the higher elevations in Pisgah. So I have no idea what you'll find up there.
 

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According to the C-T, always accurate of course, is that Brevard got 0.3". So ...

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110210/NEWS01/110210016/Asheville-area-snowfall-totals?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
 

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thanks for the advise ... seen as I am bringing the wife we may do that very ride and then hit up bent creek on sunday
 

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Maida's right, you have to go all the way 'round from the parking lot to get back. It's a nice ride, though Cat Gap is likely to be wet and I'm sure Longbranch will be muddy - it always is. You could also go through Brevard and out to Kuykendall (FS 471) and get to Cove Creek that way - but that road is a mess too.
 

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Maida's right, you have to go all the way 'round from the parking lot to get back. It's a nice ride, though Cat Gap is likely to be wet and I'm sure Longbranch will be muddy - it always is. You could also go through Brevard and out to Kuykendall (FS 471) and get to Cove Creek that way - but that road is a mess too.
I was out a 2 weeks ago in the North Mills river area when we had that warm spell and the thaw turned all the roads into peanut butter.
 

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I was out a 2 weeks ago in the North Mills river area when we had that warm spell and the thaw turned all the roads into peanut butter.
The only reason they don't gate 471 is because people live out in the Brushy Mtn Area. Otherwise it would be gated at Kuykendall and at the top where Outward Bound is.
 

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Rode Dupont last week end and the conditions were good except for Reasonover and a short section of Mine Mountain. Middle Ridge was outstanding.
 

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thanks for the advise ... seen as I am bringing the wife we may do that very ride and then hit up bent creek on sunday
Bent Creek will be muddy muddy muddy. Avoid Avoid Avoid. Rode it today. Ground was frozen in the AM, by the end of my ride, I was feeling bad about being out there. It probably won't freeze again til then.

And... I really miss having a one speed mountain bike.
 

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I agree that higher elevation, rocky based trails will be fine on W/E. The usual suspects will be rough. Avoid most of Bent Creek, lower trails at Mills River, Cove Creek and, IMO, take Coontree down if run Bennett, the bottom of Bennett past Coontree is all north facing and takes forever to dry. Reasonver at DuPont is the slowest trail to dry there.
There will be some rough spots still everywhere, but this should keep you on mostly acceptable riding.
 

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Bent Creek will be muddy muddy muddy. Avoid Avoid Avoid. Rode it today. Ground was frozen in the AM, by the end of my ride, I was feeling bad about being out there. It probably won't freeze again til then.

And... I really miss having a one speed mountain bike.
FWIW, I just got in from Bent Creek and it is very much frozen! It was a nice ride. I think I had the whole place to myself.
 

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Some trail work going on in DuPont. Not on any of the major routes, but if someone is looking to get out there... TZ?
 

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Bump for Dupont this weekend. Saw it rained a little over there last night. Think Cedar Mountain will be dry for a Sat afternoon ride, given their high sand/rock content and the amount of sunshine due over the next 24 hours? Worth bringing the bikes, or should we leave them home and pack hiking shoes?
 

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Bump for Dupont this weekend. Saw it rained a little over there last night. Think Cedar Mountain will be dry for a Sat afternoon ride, given their high sand/rock content and the amount of sunshine due over the next 24 hours? Worth bringing the bikes, or should we leave them home and pack hiking shoes?
I rode at Dupont this week and it was dry&dusty in spots, the rain moved thru fast with alot of wind behind it so the trails should be good to go:thumbsup:
 
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