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Yup, you read the thread title right. A winter storm dumped a few inches of snow on the Blue Diamond/Cottonwood area last Sunday. A rare chance to ride in the snow for us desert dwellers.



This is what Cottonwood looked like Saturday the 19th, the day before. Dry, windy complete with horse poop.



This is what greeted us Sunday morning at the Late Night TH parking lot.



It was supposed to be a big group ride that Sunday morning. Evan, Jimmy, Jo, Carlos, Rich and me were the only snow riders that early in the morning.



After a short climb, we were on our way towards Viagra. All the Late Night trails were covered in a few inches of snow.



Heading down Viagra. Evan and Jimmy bombed down it first, Carlos and Rich are in the pic.



After Viagra, just before the creek crossing.



Almost halfway through the ride.



We're still on the north side of Cottonwood. Jimmy is bombing down the trail.





Me and my wife explored the south side of Cottonwood that day too. Climbing up to Badger Pass.



Almost at the top...



Finally at the top. Elevation 4615 feet.





Going down the switchbacks.

By the time we got back to the Late Night parking lot around 1 PM, the snow was gone around the parking lot and most of the north side of Cottonwood.
 

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I was in town for the weekend and decided to head out for a quick ride Sunday morning. I'm pretty sure we crossed paths on the north side. We were riding in opposite directions, laying down first tracks on the same trail. I pulled over to let your group go by. It was right near that one very short section of goopy, sticky clay. Wasn't expecting that, as everywhere else was nice and gravely and/or sandy. Anyway, it sure was a nice morning for a ride, and the snow certainly made it a rather unique experience.
 

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I live up here and I had no idea the snow had gotten that low in the valley. Sweet pictures, wish I could have been on that ride.
 

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JimN said:
I was in town for the weekend and decided to head out for a quick ride Sunday morning. I'm pretty sure we crossed paths on the north side. We were riding in opposite directions, laying down first tracks on the same trail. I pulled over to let your group go by. It was right near that one very short section of goopy, sticky clay. Wasn't expecting that, as everywhere else was nice and gravely and/or sandy. Anyway, it sure was a nice morning for a ride, and the snow certainly made it a rather unique experience.
Yes, goopy gray clay. Thanks for letting us go by.:thumbsup:
 

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Snow sucks...... unless it's a novelty then it's kinda fun, I guess.

Great pics. Way to get out there and enjoy the novelty. I went XC skiing this weekend with all the new snow we got. When in Rome.....:rolleyes:
 

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Or stay off the trails when there wet and muddy. Lets keep our trails in good shape..
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Agreed:thumbsup: ....but if you know what to ride and where then its not a problem.:cool:
Heres a coupla pics from our snow ride ...same day same place


 

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Snow Riding is fun.

Check out the video of that day.


I am doing it all over again this coming Saturday:thumbsup:
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