Western: Yankee Springs

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Postby Guppie » November 21st, 2008, 3:46 pm

It's very well ridden now especially with the two main trails here in GR closed for the season.
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Yankee - Snow??

Postby sparky » November 22nd, 2008, 1:05 pm

Thanks much ... I appreciate the info!
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Yankee Springs Trail open?

Postby andyklevorn » November 27th, 2008, 2:09 pm

Snowed in in Ludington, pondering how far south we have to go to ride off the Thanksgiving turkey feed. That trail out of Deep Lake is open?
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Re: Yankee Springs Trail open?

Postby mtbyker » November 27th, 2008, 5:23 pm

andyklevorn wrote:Snowed in in Ludington, pondering how far south we have to go to ride off the Thanksgiving turkey feed. That trail out of Deep Lake is open?


Rode it yesterday and the trail was 70% clear of snow. No problems at all.
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Postby ReidRules18 » December 6th, 2008, 12:50 pm

How are the snow conditions? I am wondering if I should ski or bring the bike.
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Postby ReidRules18 » December 8th, 2008, 3:47 pm

ReidRules18 wrote:How are the snow conditions? I am wondering if I should ski or bring the bike.


I answered my own question, the skiing on 12/7 was perfect!
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Postby SteveF » December 30th, 2008, 9:14 am

How are trail conditions at YS after the big thaw? Worth a drive over in the next day or two? Studded tires recommended?
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Postby Crash & Burn » December 30th, 2008, 1:58 pm

SteveF wrote:How are trail conditions at YS after the big thaw? Worth a drive over in the next day or two? Studded tires recommended?


Steve, I am going to give it a shot on New Years Day. Not sure of the current conditions now. I am definitely planning on using the studly's. If you make it there before then, post up the conditions.
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Postby SteveF » December 31st, 2008, 8:05 am

Crash & Burn wrote:
SteveF wrote:How are trail conditions at YS after the big thaw? Worth a drive over in the next day or two? Studded tires recommended?


Steve, I am going to give it a shot on New Years Day. Not sure of the current conditions now. I am definitely planning on using the studly's. If you make it there before then, post up the conditions.


Hey, Tom--well, we got quite a bit of snow here last night, so I think I'm just gonna ski and give riding YS a miss. Good luck if you go!
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Postby ReidRules18 » January 3rd, 2009, 1:48 pm

Does anyone know the conditions out there? Should I bring the skis or the MTB bike? I have been out skiing in CO for the past 2 weeks and haven't been around town to know the conditions :wink:
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Postby Bigtymer » January 6th, 2009, 3:58 pm

Bring the bike! CC skiing is lame!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » January 9th, 2009, 9:35 pm

Visited Yankee Springs today Friday 1/9/2009. Definately would recommend bringing the skis over the bike. A good 6 inches of snow made for a perfect cross country ski day.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cdb3113 » February 9th, 2009, 11:06 pm

Does someone have an update here? I would like to come up from Indiana for some saturday or sunday riding soon. I figure with the big melt the snow is likely gone...

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » February 10th, 2009, 6:24 am

It's going to be a slop fest. I wouldn't recommend riding it whatso ever. There is so much snow, it's going to be wet, and then on top of it the ground is still frozen and the trail will be under water. Riding it this time would do more damage than it's even worth.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cdb3113 » February 10th, 2009, 7:16 am

Thanks for the reply. :( Any riding area recommendations in the southwest?
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