Snow free trail running?

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Re: Snow free trail running?

Postby thebeave7 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm

Boulder trails are icy/snow up higher, so Green Mt(Boulder), Bear Peak you'll want microspikes or traction. The trails down around the Mesas are a mix, but I've been running them without traction and there are only a few icy patches to contend with. The area around Dowdy Draw/Community Ditch/Green belt usually stays pretty snow free, as do the trails around Boulder Valley Ranch. Just the report from up North here.

As Ridge Runner said, Hall Ranch is fairly open and as of last Saturday was completely snow free, obviously this last storm will have dumped some new stuff there, so Nighthawk might be a bit slippery in spots.

Have a fun run wherever you end up, should be a nice weekend.

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Re: Snow free trail running?

Postby Derek » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:12 pm

Figured we might as well keep this going for info purposes:

Meyer Ranch OS: All trails are mostly snow covered, well traveled and slick. Recommend traction.
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Re: Snow free trail running?

Postby Vids » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 pm

We ended up running at Spruce Mountain Open Space, by Greenland. Most trails were snow packed, a few icy spots. All the portions that get direct sunlight were clear, but most are in the shade. We didn't use traction, just needed to be a little careful.
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Re: Snow free trail running?

Postby siop » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Pine Valley OS/Buffalo Creek: only a few spots with snow, no traction needed.
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Re: Snow free trail running?

Postby mtnjim » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:45 am

Round Mountain on Hwy 34 out of Loveland. Just under 5 miles to the summit and almost 3000' gain. Mostly dry but a little packed snow in a few spots. Nice 10 mile out and back that seldom requires traction.

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