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Thread: Trail Conditions - Elm Creek

  1. #1084
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 02-10-2017 @ 11:23 AM

    Details:  Elm Creek Singletrack is closed due to thawing conditions

  2. #1083
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-08-2017 @ 06:41 AM

    Details:  the little bit of snow improved the grip BUT if you don't have studs you bet ride like it. It is much improved over open ice. I was able to make all the climbs that before I couldn't even walk.

  3. #1082
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-05-2017 @ 06:31 PM

    Details:  I rode late this afternoon and am surprized how much the trail has degraded since Thursday. More ice and a lot more dirt. With the warm temps forecasted for tomorrow get your ride in early or hold off until it freezes back up solid.

  4. #1081
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-05-2017 @ 05:58 AM

    Details:  I rode the trail yesterday afternoon (2/4 at 4:00). It definitely had some icy spots (probably even a little more than the previous post). As mentioned, the ice is some bad spots so be careful but it was still a fun ride.

  5. #1080
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-02-2017 @ 07:23 PM

    Details:  95% of the trail is hard packed, but it's the 5% ice that will put you in a world of hurt unless you've got studs. It's not just in one section that you can skip either, it's all over and mostly in the places you'd least like it to be. My DIY studs worked great, still slid in a couple of areas but not enough to have to put a foot down.

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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-02-2017 @ 07:17 PM

    Details:  The trail is packed really well wherever there is snow. There is however a lot of icy sections. Any size tires will work, but you'll want studs. Homebrews are the best choice.
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  7. #1078
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 02-01-2017 @ 03:08 PM

    Details:  Elm Creek Singletrack is Open. Beware of potentially icy conditions

  8. #1077
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 01-30-2017 @ 01:52 PM

    Details:  Elm Creek Singletrack is closed due to thawing muddy conditions - please be aware of these conditions on all area trails... help protect trails by staying clear during thawing conditions.

  9. #1076
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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 01-29-2017 @ 07:31 PM

    Details:  Many areas in the Prarie that are bare and muddy getting damaged along with sun facing single track that is melting from the sun. Temps have to be good 5 degrees or more below freezing with sun present to keep the dirt frozen . Temps coming up are don't favor riding conditions.

  10. #1075
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-29-2017 @ 11:44 AM

    Details:  Packed with numerous icy patches, many in the worst places. My first ride on my Shepherd-DIY studs (patent pending?) -- they worked great! Thanks to those to shovelled snow onto the trail yesterday, most of the areas are in good condition despite the warm temps last week and lack of snow.

  11. #1074
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-26-2017 @ 07:38 AM

    Details:  Elm Creek Singletrack is open. The trail was packed with a groomer last night. Beware of ice under the new snow.

  12. #1073
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 01-25-2017 @ 09:47 AM

    Details:  The trail at Elm Creek will remain closed today until this afternoon sometime. The idea is that the trail will set up better if the snow is given a few more hours. Please wait until you see that the trail has been posted as OPEN before you go to Elm Creek to ride. Gates Closed = Trail Closed.

  13. #1072
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 01-19-2017 @ 08:55 AM

    Details:  The gates are closed now until temps go down enough for the trail to be reliably frozen. Please respect the closure so we can enjoy a great trail when winter comes back

  14. #1071
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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 01-18-2017 @ 02:41 PM

    Details:  42F at the park. We could be done for the next 5-7 days.

  15. #1070
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-16-2017 @ 05:19 PM

    Details:  Pretty good conditions today, although there is a half-pipe trench forming in many areas of the trail making it more of a challenge to hold a line.

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