Whoa! And just like that... It's June! Happy Friday Park City! Your weekend trail update for this first weekend of June, the 2nd-4th...
First off, a shout out to all of the amazing orgs that made last night's Regional Trails Mixer a ginormous success. And a huge thank you Park City Mountain, for being such a gracious host and community partner.🙏 And lastly, thanks to YOU, our local trails community for your enthusiasm, insight and support. We couldn't do what we do without you!
Alrighty then, let's talk trail conditions. The weather is looking a little iffy today with an 80% chance of rain today, but we're looking drier Saturday and Sunday.
The MTF staff got after it despite the short week, and got the chainsaws buzzing on the lower mountain. Based on what we're seeing thus far, it's going to be a saw-heavy summer, as the blowdowns are many and often! The gang also gave Rambler a nice haircut- just a little off the side, from Quinn's to Old Ranch Rd. And last but not least, our team did some substantial erosion clean-up on the Big Dipper at Skyridge.
> All of the lower elevation trails- Round Valley, Lost Prospector/Solamere, Clark Ranch, Skyridge, etc., are good to go with just a few muddy patches here and there. If you haven't checked out the new Big Dipper downhill at Skyridge, I strongly encourage you to give it a roll.
> The Silver Spur/Armstrong/Dawn's/Spiro loop is now good to go with just a few patches of snow.
> Mother Urban up to Gravedigger, Gravedigger, 4:20, Sweeny's/Johns and Flat Cable are now G2G with just a few pockets of snow
> Jenni's is still holding a good bit of man-made along with some downed trees. We'll tackle that next week.
Check in with our friends at Basin Recreation, Wasatch Trails Foundation and South Summit Trails Foundation for the latest conditions in their neck of the woods.
A reminder that tomorrow (Sat) is National Trails Day. Join the MTF crew up at Silver Lake Lodge, Deer Valley, from 8-8:30am for coffee and bagels before we get down and digging on a new hiking conection off of the Mid Mtn Extension. You'll want to wear long pants, gloves, hiking boots and be sure to bring a rain coat, just in case. For more details: www.facebook.com/events/278637374538551?ref=newsfeed
Have a great weekend and we hope to see y'all up at Deer Valley! #trailreport
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Such a great event last night, thank you for the invite! The two most asked questions at the South Summit Trails Foundation table last night: Q1) is Slate Creek rideable/hikable yet? A1) SORT OF! Slate Creek Loop trail is hikeable, but has a few downed trees that might make your bike ride less enjoyable. We have a trail maintenance day there next Saturday (6/10) to clean it up! Please respect trail signage and stay off the new trails until we open them. Q2) is High Star trail system open to the public this year? A2) SOON! We have a trail work day there tomorrow (6/3), but High Star management is asking bikers and hikers to stay off of the trails until 6/24. Please help us respect their wishes so we can keep this trail system open to the public. Thank you!
Thank you for taking care of our local trails and for all your hard work getting them ready for summer!🙏
Thank you for all of the hard work keeping the trails cleared out.
Thanks Rick & crew for all the great work cutting all those blown down trees. What a great event last night with so much fun interacting with all things Trails !
Trails connect us; thanks for a fun evening and thanks to everyone who builds trails and community. 38 hugs, hundreds of smiles ☮️
Let’s me know if you need any hands to help. We have lots of mountain bike kids ready to help
Working at 365 days a year! ￼
So awesome! Thank you 🙏
Upper Armstrong is now GTG to the bench? There were several big trees down just above Dawns a couple days ago.
Tyler St Jeor
Happy Friday Park City! Your Spongebob Squarepants weekend trail update for this Xtra-long, Memorial Day weekend.
We experienced some pretty heavy showers last night and a even a little spritzer mid-morning. Surprisingly, the trails remain mostly tacky (like Hoopty) currently (1pm) but NOAA is showing an 80% chance of more H2O this afternoon, so pack the Gortex if venturing out.
Sooo, in between the rain and the BBQ's you might just be able to queeze in a ride, run or hike. Heck, this is Park City… you can do all 3! What's open, you ask???
Almost all of the Round Valley trails are good to go. We have some large spring seeps that are impacting sections of the Big Easy and Ramble On on the northeast corner (Hwy 40 side) of the Valley, so you may want to avoid that zone. The guys did some drainage work but gunga galunga, the springs continue to flow.
Also G2G, Lost Prospector/Solamere, Clark Ranch (Sparky) and Skyridge. The new Big Dipper trail experienced some erosion damage from the big spring runoff so ride with caution!
Besides drainage work, the crew has been out clearing deadfall on Freemason, Mother Urban, Silver Spur and lower Armstrong. The deep snowpack has pushed the vegetation WAY out into the trail corridor, so you'll be bobbing and weaving anywhere there's heavy vegetation. The team did a quick (half-day) lop-party on Lost Prospector to make it rideable but it will need more love in a few weeks when things really begin to POP!
As always, please use good judgement out there and flip it 180 if it's sticking to heels, wheels or paws. #rutssuck
Stay dry my friends and have a trailriffic holiday weekend! #trailreport
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Thanks for that. Rode prospector earlier this week and almost bleed to death by a thousand cuts
Is RTS open? I can’t figure out if y’all manage that trail system or if someone else does.
It’s a bring your clippers on every ride kind of season.
Thanks for all the hard work! So appreciated. Headed out there in a couple weeks!
Plus a local resident fixed the drainage out of round valley! Thanks to others who love the trails!!
Great to hear Losp P is getting some love! Thank you!! Heard there was a moose camped out up there over Freemason not wanting to move. Hope s/he ventures higher with more traffic.
You guys are awesome! Thank you!
Great work MTF team!
thanks for all the hard work! any plans for filling in the rut on the top section of SOS?
You guys rock
Gunga Gulunga, you guys continue to fellow awesomeness!
Jordan is that up in Jupiter
Rode Armstrong today. Many big trees down above Dawn’s and began to encounter snow and mud so had to turn back to Spiro Connector down.
Morning PC! A quick Wednesday morning condition update. We had some brief, but heavy showers last night. The crew did a quick condition recon in Round Valley and the good news is that the trails soaked most of it up. So, with the exception of some puddles here and there, we're mostly tacky and good to go! #trailreport ... See MoreSee Less
So is basically everything open?