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I suck at google and I did a quick search here in the forums and didn't see anything. Yuba Expeditions has nothing on their site. Anyone have the DL on trail conditions/expected opening dates for the Downieville and Graeagle areas? I assume they're still snow covered but hoping for a trip before the end of May.
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Posted last month on the YE site: This is the Packer Saddle shuttle drop off on March 11 under 20 feet of snow. That's a lot of frozen ice that would otherwise crush spirits and dash hopes of Lost Sierra riding anytime soon. But fear not. Quincy is ready to roll and the South Park Trail network is riding sweet right now as shown in the #brownpow glory shot taken on Wednesday. And our brand new Yuba Quincy Adventure Center is starting to take shape with our grand opening coming this spring. This is our 10th shop location in the Lost Sierra (we started waaaay back in 1992) and will feature Santa Cruz Bicycles demos, shuttle rides to the top of Mount Hough and trail 411 for the Quincy and Graeagle areas. More details coming soon! #lostsierra #sierratrails #santacruzbicycles
 

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Posted last month on the YE site: This is the Packer Saddle shuttle drop off on March 11 under 20 feet of snow. That's a lot of frozen ice that would otherwise crush spirits and dash hopes of Lost Sierra riding anytime soon. But fear not. Quincy is ready to roll and the South Park Trail network is riding sweet right now as shown in the #brownpow glory shot taken on Wednesday. And our brand new Yuba Quincy Adventure Center is starting to take shape with our grand opening coming this spring. This is our 10th shop location in the Lost Sierra (we started waaaay back in 1992) and will feature Santa Cruz Bicycles demos, shuttle rides to the top of Mount Hough and trail 411 for the Quincy and Graeagle areas. More details coming soon! #lostsierra #sierratrails #santacruzbicycles
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Last year top was open mid-May, but Sunrise was snowed in. Bet they start running shuttles partway up sometime in June, full ride open end of June / early July.
 

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Damnit, I clicked on the Facebook icon on the Yuba page and it took me to the SBTS page so I missed the snow update. I suck at the internet. Thank you for the info.
 

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Last year top was open mid-May, but Sunrise was snowed in. Bet they start running shuttles partway up sometime in June, full ride open end of June / early July.
Is this based on your experience of many years in the area to come to this conclusion? Not that hardcore'ers won't trudge thru some snow banks but it sure seems like A LOT more snow up there this season.
 

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Well, given that some ski resorts in the Sierras have already made plans to have skiing on 4th of July, me thinks we will be lucky to have much of any season before DST comes to an end.
 

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We are looking at mid to late June for opening. If the road is plowed up The Narrows we'll start running shuttles with over-snow adventures - the benefit to hiking over some snow is hero dirt and no dust on the other side - just following on your buddy's wheel hootin' and hollerin'.

We have the Pro Trail Crew logging out the Downieville trail system now. There are a lot of trees down with the amount of snow that fell low this year.

We are looking at opening the Yuba Adventure Center in Quincy on May 20th and will be running shuttles up Mt. Hough through the season. Mt. Hough is more south facing so the melt off will happen earlier. I'll post more on this when it's more official.

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We are looking at mid to late June for opening. If the road is plowed up The Narrows we'll start running shuttles with over-snow adventures - the benefit to hiking over some snow is hero dirt and no dust on the other side - just following on your buddy's wheel hootin' and hollerin'.

We have the Pro Trail Crew logging out the Downieville trail system now. There are a lot of trees down with the amount of snow that fell low this year.

We are looking at opening the Yuba Adventure Center in Quincy on May 20th and will be running shuttles up Mt. Hough through the season. Mt. Hough is more south facing so the melt off will happen earlier. I'll post more on this when it's more official.

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Lots of factors as to what will be rideable and when. The storms of the last few weeks and have been rain up to 6,000' with little new snow above. The key is if it freezes at night and slow to warm during the day (which makes for sweet corn). I would say that the higher trails in Lakes Basin and D ville will open sooner than what people think but low areas and crossing will remain wet for most the Summer. Last year the week after the last storm in late March we were dry for close to seven months with above normal temps. With that said, it will probably snow into June...
 

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Looking forward to riding Mt Hough in July. Will yuba run shuttles from Quincy up?

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Yesterday a friend of mine rode up Lavezzola from town to 2nd divide, up 2nd, then up to where Pauley and Butcher meet, then up the first 3 switchbacks on Butcher, then hit snow and downed trees. But up until Butcher was clear. He did a couple of down 3rd / up 2nd laps before heading back to down to town for beers and pizza (apparently St. Charles and Two Rivers are open, but not much else).

So if you're willing to pedal up 5,600 feet for a couple of laps on 3rd divide, it's open now. Otherwise, he predicts shuttles starting late June at earliest. :)
 

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Yesterday a friend of mine rode up Lavezzola from town to 2nd divide, up 2nd, then up to where Pauley and Butcher meet, then up the first 3 switchbacks on Butcher, then hit snow and downed trees. But up until Butcher was clear. He did a couple of down 3rd / up 2nd laps before heading back to down to town for beers and pizza (apparently St. Charles and Two Rivers are open, but not much else).

So if you're willing to pedal up 5,600 feet for a couple of laps on 3rd divide, it's open now. Otherwise, he predicts shuttles starting late June at earliest. :)
Late June at the earliest! Appreciate the intel.

Also want to get updated when the first snow-free runs at Sunrise will be.

And then Big Boulder, then Tower trail. I suspect these will be clear a bit later.
 

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Some of the best day's Ive had in dville required a bit bit of snow hiking....or snow storming!
-Roger that! Makes for many laughs on the other side. Especially when there's still a few drifts along the way!! :thumbsup:
 
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