Scout check on FATS this morning revealed the trails are still to wet to ride. Looks like decent weather ahead so hopefully they will dry out soon.
Also a lot of debris, small and large trees down across the trails from the wind last week.
Stay tuned for updates!
As a reminder FATS is still under official USFS closure. Although it did not appear that any bikes had been on the trails since it was closed there were footprints. Please respect this official closure. Thank you!
Great Wall has some pretty bad muddy spots that mess up an otherwise bone dry trail. 4 or 5 trees that'll need a saw. Most are btwn the bench and the start of the trail. Lower skinny: I lost count of the trees down. Btwn 5 and 10. Some big ones. Brown wave is in fine shape except for a couple saw logs down as well.
Post by bobsimmons on Mar 17, 2016 19:55:21 GMT -5
Big shout out to who ever cut trees off great wall skinney and brown wave. Was up on Tuesday and rode great wall and there was at least 5 to 10 trees down. Rode Great wall Skinney and brown wave today and I believe I only came across 2 or three trees on those 3 trails.Also the trails are drying out nicely.
A trail check earlier in the week revealed water still running down and across the trail in many spots. Last night a relatively fast-moving system moved through the area dumping rain in a torrential downpour. Stay tuned for updates!
A cold front headed our way yesterday and it looked like we were going to get hammered with rain, in fact it settled down before arriving so we ended up with several hours of rain beginning just after midnight but much less than expected. More scattered rain expected today and then the trails will need at least a day to dry out. Please give the trails at FATS a chance to dry out - will be okay to ride outlying trails! Thank you.
Trails are in good condition right now with just a handful of wet/mucky areas. Several areas are slated for repairs in the coming months. There are a handful of sandy areas developing which might be the result of erosion/washing during some of the heavier rain over the past few weeks.
FATS is open (and has been since the 10th of April)!
We do have rain heading our way but since we have not had any significant rain since April 1st the trails are pretty dry. Unless we end up with a serious deluge of several inches I expect the trails will be good to go this weekend. Keep an eye out here, our homepage, Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date information.
A scout out at the trailhead indicated that just after noontime FATS received about an hour of heavy rain - trails will need to dry out will probably be Sunday before the trails are ready to ride again.