2017/18 Winter Trail Conditions


#232

Anyone know if bikes allowed at keppoch yet, or still “spring conditions”?


#233

I think I saw on the Keppoch FB page that they expect it to be at least a couple of more weeks until bikes will be allowed on the trails.


#234

Cool thx!


#235

I went for a run in Spider and Skull Thursday afternoon. Conditions were wet and sloppy. Someone had cut several drainage ditches on Replicator (thank you).


#236

Bowater is rideable, today it was slush/snow over frozen ground, slippery, but pretty decent riding. I’m gonna hit it up tomorrow AM again, before the snow rolls in.


#237

Where are the Bowater trails? Out by the water towers on the 103?


#238

Yeah, there are some trails there, plus loads of atv trails, and logging roads.


#239

Covered every inch of the logging roads and atv trails over the years. Just curious if there’s any good single track.


#240

There is a bunch of great new technical singletrack there at the entrance (off to the right and up the road through the gate) and back at the Annapolis Hiking Trails.


#241

Thought we were done with this thread :disappointed: If anyone is out today let us know what the HRM trails are like so we can plan for Tuesday’s group ride.


#242

Only making this call from an office but crusher dust is most likely


#243

Considering the temps that’s not a bad assumption. A lot of fight would be rideable too. Most other things will likely be very soft with the slow melting snow on top of it.


#244

No snow in the Valley. :sunglasses:


#245

Really?


#246

Yeah, I drove up to work from Sackville this morning. Snowy, ice-packed roads out of Sacville. Dry roads from Avonport to Kentville. Hardly any snow here.


#247

Any idea what condition the Valley trails are in? If they’re rideable, maybe I’ll stay in the Valley for a ride after work tomorrow.


#248

Bird Sanctuary might be your best option. There is likely still a small amount of snow/ice in places, but overall should be good to go. It drains and dries really quick in there.
I haven’t been to Reservoir Park, but it could be getting drier in there as well. @MichelleLikesBikes or @pepperjester would know best.


#249

Went out this morning to some of the best crunchiest snow out there hard packed solid ground too at dominion, flip, suzie q, and whisky! Melting fast now though. 1 tree down at flip.


#250

Thanks @JoshM. I was thinking Reservoir Park. Maybe I’ll try Bird Sanctuary about 5:00.


#251

Shubie crusher dust is mostly clear with no problems getting through the few small snow covered sections and they will be gone soon.