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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #907
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-03-2012 @ 03:40 PM

    Details:  Tacky with a few damp spots. Ferry Bridge to Nine Mile Creek

  2. #906
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 04-01-2012 @ 12:20 PM

    Details:  Dry, to the point where its almost too dry. There are some stretches of serious sand, which will probably continue to drag out through the summer. Also the site lines are great, since it hasn't greened up yet. Lots of hikers encountered yesterday

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 03-28-2012 @ 05:55 AM

    Details:  Trail is great. There are a couple trees blown down by the wind from Monday so watch out. Otherwise great condition Tuesday nite 3/27. Several deer grazing between the trail and the river. They did not so much as budge as I went past. This trail starting to get more walkers and dogs. We have to yield to them...

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 03-25-2012 @ 07:43 PM

    Details:  Rode from the Mendota trailhead to Cedar. Perfect conditions with one wash out @ 1/2 between 494 and Cedar. The trail was muddy right at the Cedar bridge but otherwise in great condition. Popular too. You will need to portage your bike across the washout but some wise person has place three logs across the span making a perfect person/bike bridge.

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 03-24-2012 @ 01:38 PM

    Details:  Road from Indian Mounds School to Nine Mile. Trail is Tacky. The only mud is on the road just west of 35.

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    Date Posted: 03-18-2012 @ 04:34 PM

    Details:  Rode the lowland trail east from Lyndale, past Hwy 77 to the climb out near the refuge headquarters- 99.5% dry, with the usual muddy spots near Hopkins road that sometimes never dry out.

    Rode the bluffside trail from Indian Mounds School to Hopkins Road. Tacky & good to go. No mud at all.
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  7. #901
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 03-17-2012 @ 09:26 PM

    Details:  It has been days since the last report....the conditions have improved ....it is tacky to dry...with a little sand in spots......9-mile creek is a hike across the "old" tree.... now that the water level has risen. Mother nature is every where along the trail....great to see. Happy trails !!!

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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 03-07-2012 @ 12:36 PM

    Details:  Stay off until temps drop or the trail dries out. Since we wont have flooding this year, the damage done now will not go away.

  9. #899
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 03-03-2012 @ 02:29 PM

    Details:  Last hurrah for the season... Ice/ bust thru to water/ snowcrust/ dirt/ logs/ traps, repeat.

    9 Mile creek, your going to really want to cross in order to cross... Only option is shimmy across the downed tree. Unsure? see for photo- http://sauberlarry.blogspot.com/

    Next Fall start over from scratch...

  10. #898
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    Trail Condition: Melting
    Date Posted: 03-01-2012 @ 06:32 AM

    Details:  Rode from 35W to 77. LOTS OF STANDING WATER! On the wide road sections. managed to ride the side of it all. But rode through 12" in one spot. Basically the trail is frozen with standing water on top.

  11. #897
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 02-26-2012 @ 05:07 PM

    Details:  Went down to Bloomington Ferry with my CX bike to check it out and was surprised to find it nicely hardpacked and entirely dry. Certainly some icy patches, but most were very short and the ice was rough enough to provide good traction. So, I ended up riding to 35W and back. Another great ride. But I'm sure it will change radically with the coming snowstorm.

    BTW, there is some serious rutting in a bunch of places. Not just skinny tire ruts, but big wide fat tire ruts. C'mon people, cut it out. I know it's just the river bottoms, but some this is just getting a bit abusive to the trail.

  12. #896
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    Trail Condition: Light Snow
    Date Posted: 02-25-2012 @ 11:43 AM

    Details:  The real trail condition has a wide range! Rode last night it was a perfect mix of ice, breaking puddles, dirt and concrete sand!
    Rode from Indian mounds school, very icy then into just dirt and fast, all the way to the turn for the low road. Low road was messy from breaking puddles, then it was concrete sand and fast!
    From there back to 35 and beyond to 9 mile was an interesting mix of it all.
    I was on my Pugsley with about 10lb of pressure and my buddy Hal was on his
    Redline single speed. no problems with the conditions on either rig other than they were pretty muddy.

  13. #895
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-25-2012 @ 07:28 AM

    Details:  Rode from 35W to Cedar and back last night. Half ice, half dirt. large puddles are frozen on top but not underneath. Sand is all frozen and perfect for my skinny tire single speed!

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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-20-2012 @ 04:00 PM

    Details:  Rode a little ways around the Mendota entrance to the trail on Saturday. Going south the trail is slick ice, going north the trail is nice and hard with some icy spots. Unfortunately it is pretty unrideable after a mile or so. I'm not even sure that this is rideable in the summer but we'll find out..

  15. #893
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    Trail Condition: Melting
    Date Posted: 02-20-2012 @ 09:41 AM

    Details:  Rode 35W to Cedar on Friday. The sand is softening up quickly! A few muddy spots but not too bad. Rode 169 to 35W on Saturday. Much more mud here, I'd stay away from there for a while as some parts were a bit rutted up.

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