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There's going to be plenty of snow on the ground by mid November dude....

My latest-season Tahoe trip is going down second week of October
 

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Mid-November is definitly too late to 'plan' a trip to Tahoe for mtn biking. The trails might still be clear then, but there is better than 50/50 chance they will be snowed in.
 

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Never know, I've hit up Toads at least a couple times on Thanksgiving. But things have been pretty much shut down by the end of October before also, just have to keep an eye on the weather

Here are my last rides of the season for the past two years

2010
http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/tahoe-thats-wrap-573470.html

2011
http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/tahoe-new-trails-getting-high-last-time-664778.html.

2008
Never know when a random storm gonna come in though and shut things down for a few days.
http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/first-tracks-459988.html

But we still rode past Thanksgiving that year
http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/late-season-tahoe-riding-xmas-november-471956.html
 

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The only miserable time in Tahoe is typically early Nov, when the snow starts falling but not enough to hit with my snowboard, and May/June, when the snow won't go away so I can ride the trails.
 

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Except for last year with the early heavy snow, I rode at over 7000 the last weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, in November for the last 5 years. You always take a chance but there has been lots of good late season riding.
 

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I've been snowed out the last weekend of September. Woke up to 3"-5" of snow and riding sucked with the slush. All gone in a few days except for high up.
If you time it right October and November can have some of the best trail conditions here in Tahoe.

November 7th last year in a storm:
 

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You must not live in Tahoe because there is nothing miserable about shredding powder. In fact at this point I almost can't wait.
Correct. Not from Tahoe. From Australia. I've never even seen snow.....almost. :D

Thanks for the advice. Had a feeling it would be too late. Sedona it is then. :thumbsup:
 

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Except for last year with the early heavy snow, I rode at over 7000 the last weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, in November for the last 5 years. You always take a chance but there has been lots of good late season riding.
FWIW, I've gone "skiing" the first weekend in November for 9 of the last 10 years. But I grew up in NH, so I learned to make turns on a heavy frost...

- Booker C. Bense
 

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Correct. Not from Tahoe. From Australia. I've never even seen snow.....almost. :D

Thanks for the advice. Had a feeling it would be too late. Sedona it is then. :thumbsup:
If you can be flexible with your plans, I'd keep Tahoe on the list. Because when you can ride late into the fall it can be really good conditions. If the sun's out the weather's great and usually there will have been enough fall snow/rain to make the trails tacky, but not muddy like the spring melt.

No bugs. This is a huge win...

Worse comes to worse, you just need to get below 5K feet in elevation and the trails should be open.
 
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