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We have a ski (and I use that term loosely) lease in Tahoe City this season and, barring any late season dumps, it looks like it's going to be a mtn bike lease for the remainder of the season. Mother Nature, you are one fickle little #)%^$.

So, embarrassed to say, I haven't ridden north Tahoe in quite some time. Any suggestions and trail reports? I'll have my 12 year-old son in tow. He's a fairly strong rider and enjoys the technical - although he is on a hardtail and hasn't really experienced real Sierra babyheads yet.

Thanks in advance for any 411.
 

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I rode Lloyds on Friday, out by Prosser Dam, it was in about the best condition I've ever ridden it.

I just got back from riding Emigrant up towards Tahoe Donner and up a bit of The Animal. Just a bit of snow along Alder Creek on the way up.

Yesterday we rode Galena Creek up to Dry Pond down near Reno. It was very good!
http://www.greatbasinbicycles.com/s...s/Dry Pond - Thomas - Whites Creek Trail.pdf

Peavine trails should be pretty good too.
 

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Wow, didn't realize Tahoe Donner had that much riding. Makes sense though.

Thanks for the feedback.
Perimeter trail is a good loop, even some technical bits. It may be ridable soon. There is a bunch of unidentified single track near Prosser hill. Hidden Gem trail is a very nice downhill, but it is full of snow on that side.

Some bits look more like this so far:

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Considering the lack of white stuff, I would assume Burton Creek and the XC center are generally doable. I bet the sections of TRT out of TC above the truckee river canyon are mostly open too. Let us know how it goes.
 

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HITG: hole in the ground. Last trail to open in Truckee, and the first that everyone wants to know about. Sort if a running joke here.

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HITG: hole in the ground. Last trail to open in Truckee, and the first that everyone wants to know about. Sort if a running joke here.
Oh, Hole In The Ground. I should have gotten that - it was late for me.

Thanks for all the feedback! Looking forward to getting back up there - never a dull moment riding there.
 

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lower Jack Ass Ridge is open and all of JP's in Coldstream Canyon is riding real nice. I tried doing a short section of Yogi but it is still under about 6" of snow. Made it up 3/4 of the way on Shaffer's Creek and hit the steady snow pack. Sawtooth, Two Beavers, Twin Bridges are clear and fun. Skiing morning and riding afternoon has been the order of the day lately.
 

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lower Jack Ass Ridge is open and all of JP's in Coldstream Canyon is riding real nice. I tried doing a short section of Yogi but it is still under about 6" of snow. Made it up 3/4 of the way on Shaffer's Creek and hit the steady snow pack. Sawtooth, Two Beavers, Twin Bridges are clear and fun. Skiing morning and riding afternoon has been the order of the day lately.
Short of a big storm, it sounds like most trails will be open by mid April. Can't wait.
 
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