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Fruita trail in bad shape?

Discussion in 'The West' started by Ascentrek, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Ascentrek

    Ascentrek Monkey

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    I just got back from a fruita, co weekend. I haven't been there since April/May time frame, but noted that the trails are in pretty bad shape.

    The connector trail between Ribbon and Eagle Wing is horrible! Not that it wasn't mostly a hike-a-bike, but the sections you could ride are unridable! Big boulders in the way.

    Eagles Wing seems obliterated.... not that I don't like a challenge, but we're talking V'd out grooves with loose junk in the middle.... all over the place.

    What is happening locally to get these trails improved? I would help if I can get out there.

    Has anyone else witnessed what I have in just a 6 month time frame?
     

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  2. mgy

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    We got 4 inches of rain last Sunday and we average less than an inch a month. That much rain tends to destory trails here and we don't exactly have an army to go out and fix every trail in less than a week.

    I rode the Ribbon (and Eagles) this Sunday and it was like riding a new trail in places, rocks, boulders and ruts where there usually are none. I still had fun and rode almost everything I normally ride.
     
  3. jugdish

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    I still love Fruita but last time I was there I was thinking the same thing. I got back, talked to a friend who asked it the trails were trashed, he had thought the same thing last time he was there. Still one of my favs though.
     
  4. Ascentrek

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    Thanks for the update. It did seem like there was more water there than normal. The trails looked as if they hadn't been ridden much after either.

    I love that place, and would help out there if I could.