For those of you that weren’t aware, we received a nice little taste of winter over the weekend, with rain and snow that blanketed the Wasatch Back below 7,000 feet.
So, while we’ve got blue skies and sunshine in the forecast for as far as the eye can see, the current conditions are sloppy, sloppy joe!
Not to sound like a broken record or restate the obvious, but the ground is thoroughly saturated and it’s going to take a few days to dry out enough for any kind of human-powered recreation. Patience is a virtue and it’s also the key to preventing trail damage this time of year.
If you absolutely have to get out on the dirt(frozen mud), PLEASE go early before the thaw. With temps below freezing at night and daytime highs only in the 30’s on Sunday, you should have a decent window between 8-10am. After that, all bets are off.
My suggestion would be to load up the dogs, kids & bikes, and head south to the desert. Moab, Escalante or Hurricane(my choice this weekend) are prime for riding, running, hiking, climbing or canyoneering. And let’s not forget the recreational center of the universe, Hanksville…where the hell is Hanksville anyway???
Have a killer weekend!