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Preddy is wet

Hey All, Just an FYI, I road Preddy yesterday and although it did not get the big rains the past few days that other places have, the trails are still in pretty bad shape. And it appears to be getting a fair amount of bike traffic. It seems the hard rains have wash out the trails more and roots and rock exposure is greater in several areas. Clockwise on the loop is mostly wet and muddy around to the entrance of the advanced loop. There are probably 15 to 20 mudholes througout the park, several of which are deep and … Continue reading


Preddy Creek has just a couple of the usual puddles left over from the recent rain, but is otherwise in great shape #conditions Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact, it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’ This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still … Continue reading


I’m sure you’ve received reports already, but just in case… I rode different Sherando loops over past two weekends and here are some notes: Slacks Trail (uphill/north of White Rock trail intersection) – Mike from SVBC installed several grade reversals. Should help with drainage/ruts. Nice. Slacks Trail (north/uphill from Overlook spur trail): 12″ dia. tree blowdown White Rock Trail: Several trees down on the lower section with the 4 drainage crossings 8″ dia. deadfall @ 1st (lowest) stream crossing 15″ dia. deadfall between 3rd & 4th (I think) crossing 8″ dia. blowdown suspended approx 48″ above the trail uphill (I … Continue reading

Preddy Creek

The section between Rubens and Cuddens needs attention – that section is always the last to dry out. It is still muddy and the trail is excessively widened due to “ridearound” Remainder of trails are in decent shape. There is a “low bridge” suspended tree down on the Riverside trail.


  I rolled RTF from Barracks to Fontaine and O’Hill this morning. Ground was frozen with few/no bike tracks (good job on being respectful during the recently wet conditions, everyone!) and some footprints (not as good, foot traffic!) Most (85%) of the trail looked like it would be completely dry when it thawed. There were a few spots that were still damp, and a few standing puddles. Hit the high trails (top of OHill) anytime, and check out the new re-route that went in today. Give the lower trails another day or two.