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I about to leave on a road trip back to california from CT and I'm hoping some of the locals can let me know if the Tsali loops are passable in mid december. They sound like nice riding but it would be a bummer to get their and realize I should have brought snowshoes instead. If they are not ridable, are there any places in NC near the blue ridge parkway that are?

Thanks for the input.
 

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The trail conditions will depend on the recent weather but Tsali is at relatively low elevation so I'd think you'd be likely to encounter more mud than snow.

I'd also suggest stopping in Pisgah for a ride or two. Though the rides will take you higher I still don't see snow being much of an issue.

NC is nice this time of year - enjoy your visit :D
 

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I would estimate there is about one snowfall every year (or two) that leaves the trails impassable for a day or so. You would have bad luck indeed to pick that particular time.

I notice you mention the Blue Ridge Parkway. Are you planning to drive the parkway? Are you aware that sections get closed down frequently in the winter? Even small amounts of snow that would not affect your riding may close the parkway. They have an 800 number you can get off their site to call for updates.
 

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I'm glad I posted here. I had no idea they would close the parkway if it snowed. I will definitely look for the road conditions number. Doesn't sound too bad on the trails though, just a little messy. I wanted to spend more time riding down in NC but unfortunately time doesn't allow. Just another reason to drive through next year. :D
 

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The close the Parkway very quickly when it snows. The only places they do routine maintenace on are through Roanoke, Asheville, and other places where it is used for commuting. Around Asheville, it's pretty much closed better than 75% of the time from mid Dec to March. Mike
 
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