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Roaring Creek is good to go. Rode the top of the mountain on the Aristes side last night, the singletrack is probably 95% bare ground. There is still some snow in a few of the hollows and north facing off camber sections, but as long as you have momentum, you can plow through it.

A few areas that I did not check out, but can imagine still might be unrideable, would be any of the vertical shoots on the north face of the mountain (Pumphouse, Old Natalie Rd, The Washout, etc.) but otherwise, go ride.
 

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Nothing better than receiving the answer to what you are about to post before you get a chance to post it:thumbsup: . I was hoping to head over Saturday morning before the rain moves in. Any idea what the bottom is like. My wife has been chomping at the bit to try out her new bike. Since this week marks our 21st anniversary I guess I will be nice and take her with. I was thinking of riding the lower road and maybe throwing in a couple of easy single tracks for her to play on. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Jonz is that a new ridged? Looks good in white
 

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Nothing better than receiving the answer to what you are about to post before you get a chance to post it:thumbsup: . I was hoping to head over Saturday morning before the rain moves in. Any idea what the bottom is like. My wife has been chomping at the bit to try out her new bike. Since this week marks our 21st anniversary I guess I will be nice and take her with. I was thinking of riding the lower road and maybe throwing in a couple of easy single tracks for her to play on. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Jonz is that a new ridged? Looks good in white
The 8 mile road should be clear, maybe a few ice patches here and there. As far as the singletrack on the bottom, Wyatt, Naner and I rode the singletrack on the east side of Rt42(bottom) last Saturday, I have not been on it since. It was muddy and wet in the valley and snowy and unrideable as you climbed up the shoulder of the northface of the mountain. I suspect that the valley will still be muddy and wet (but rideable) and as you climb higher up the northface, you'll probably still hit some snow.

Yup that's the new rigid SS, my first time taking it out. :thumbsup:
 

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Just got back from Roaring Creek, conditions on the top of the mountain are excellent!! Rode the pipeline trail from Natalie to Aristes and back, there was no mud anywhere, and during a ~2.5hr ride I rode through about 15 ft of shallow standing water. I suppose that there's so little organic soil on top of that mountain that drainage is phenomenal. I would think that the bottom of the mountain east of RT42 will be a soggy mess still, but I didn't check it out. Will probably hit it again tomorrow if anyone's interested, ~8:30-ish. I had the most trouble actually getting to the trails from Danville, as all of the logical routes to Aristes were closed due to flooding, so started at Natalie instead
 

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I was hoping On getting out there tomorrow with Bear but I think he's shooting to be riding at 11. I'm working till 11 so that leaves me out!!
 

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I hiked the loop to the east of 42 on top of the mtn today and it was in pretty good shape. There were several long sections of water on the trail, but a lot of it was dried out.. There is a quite a bit of water flowing across the old road, but we were able to skip across some rocks without getting our feet too wet. Hopefully things will dry out pretty quickly on top. From the road driving by, the lower trails look very wet.
 

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Naner, Mini and I hit the top of the Aristes side on Saturday. The trails were in pretty good shape not a lot of mud, but a few spots with standing water. We also heard reports from Bear and Jared that the pipeline trail across the top of the ridge is in great shape.

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:thumbsup: Roaring Creek rocked today, the trails are perfect. 5 hours of fun...
 

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You got some good shot. Wyatt, I think I'm going to head there tonight. Let me know if you're interested.
 
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