Maaaaaaayyyyybe on Sunday. 5+ inches in the past week and a big storm right before that with hardly any time to dry out between storms. The rain just stopped this last night.
Those definitely damage the trails. My horse, on the other hand, is an animal and therefore at home in nature and incapable of damaging trails so we will be using them all week. 😤Just use an E-bike, those don’t wear out trails.
They had Wilder Ranch fenced off at the hwy 1 tunnel near the ranch house today.but it may be OK at Wilder Ranch.
22 inches of rain... OMG. I'm in San Jose which got a lot less rain but even riding road is dangerous. Sooo much running water in the hills.We got 22" of rain here this December, just up the hill from Wilder. Even the paved roads are rather wet and muddy.
Good point, Ft Ord attracts a lot of folks in wet weather. The same holds true for Granite Bay, which used to upset me, but now I realize that the sandy trails remain much the same year to year.Definitely appreciate those who come on here to ask about trail conditions. Down here at Fort Ord MORCA just did work on popular downhill trails and people are already out there tearing them up again in the rain. Hope they’re donating a lot of cash to trail organizations cuz I doubt they’re out there moving dirt.
The damage is what you don’t see. Riding through low areas holding water immediately after a rain makes the depression larger & causes drainage to fail. Others ride around puddles causing the trails to widen. Additionally, sandy loam is soft when wet but dries very hard. When riding wet it creates ruts, then when it dries the top layer adds sand to the trails when it dries.I Rode Fort Ord yesterday---never have I seen so many folks riding but the trails were in prime condition---almost zero standing water.
Did not see trail damage even on 49 and 50