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Old 01-01-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anyone else heading to the "burg" next weekend?

I'm heading up Thursday night for four days for the first ride of 2017. They just received about a foot of snow from this past storm and 3" more expected tomorrow. Warming up a little mid week but then real cold weather returns by the weekend. Riding should great in all areas and trails.

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Old 01-01-2017, 10:55 PM   #2
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Las Vegas next weekend, but the Saturday after that I'm riding come heck or high water.
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Heading up the 19th for a few days. You should have great riding. They have a lot of snow up there. Enjoy.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:59 PM   #4
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Trails are excellent pretty much everywhere even around town. Here's a pic of my brother in law at diamond peak this morning. It was 8 below zero when this pic was taken this morning....

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That looks MINT.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:36 AM   #6
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That looks MINT.
It was! Just got back. Some of the best riding I ever had up there. Trails were top notch for three days straight even Sunday afternoon the trails were still in perfect shape due to the cold. -8 in the morning, single digits and low teens during the day. They groomed every night even Saturday night which surprised me. There is just a ton of snow North and West of Young's! South was great but not sure how it will hold up with the anticipated warm up and rain expected this week...

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It was! Just got back. Some of the best riding I ever had up there. Trails were top notch for three days straight even Sunday afternoon the trails were still in perfect shape due to the cold. -8 in the morning, single digits and low teens during the day. They groomed every night even Saturday night which surprised me. There is just a ton of snow North and West of Young's! South was great but not sure how it will hold up with the anticipated warm up and rain expected this week...

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I don't think that will screw things up to bad. Even in the lakes region forecast is only getting into the mid to upper 30's so long as we don't see a ton of rain.
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Was -4 yesterday morning, started at Magalloway Rd... but surprisingly enough the conditions were very very good.

Just makes for a very LONG day doing an up and back from Hooksett.
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Great news. Thanks for the update. Heading up with Clozetguy Thursday morning thru Sunday. I've never done that trip in day but if we don't get snow here soon maybe giving it a try.
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Was -4 yesterday morning, started at Magalloway Rd... but surprisingly enough the conditions were very very good.

Just makes for a very LONG day doing an up and back from Hooksett.
Wow, yes long day for sure! I bet the ride back was a killer after being in the cold all day! Probably slept like a baby when you got home! I give you an A for effort that's for sure!!

How were the trails South of Young's if you made it that way??

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Pretty much junk - I stopped at the Lake Francis dam parking lot looking to unload there, the parking lot was a sheet of ice and the trail in and out of there was down to 75% dirt 25% snow so not even good enough to call snirt. Young's parking lot was a skating rink too.

What a difference it made to go an extra few miles up the road though. rode as far south as the PT 112/Corr 18 intersection that was all good. West side of Rt 3 was OK but the coverage got bad just before you got to back lake on PT 140. Was clear the warm up hit it hard up there too, but the nice thing is PRR got out there and groomed everything flat which froze up rock hard, and a dusting of snow on Friday put just enough down to keep the machine cool without the need for ice scratchers or picks. Riding was flat and fast. Great for cruising at 40- 50 MPH flat as a pancake, plus it wasn't crowded. Just needed to know where to go to stay in the good stuff. Cool thing is gave me an excuse to ride all the way to the US Border crossing, never been there before.

More snow is headed our way so that will help immensely up there but sadly for much of the state it's starting from nothing.

Found some friendly birds to share a little lunch with on the trail
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Almost too much snow out west, if there is such a thing... Great fun to head off the trail into the powder, until you get stuck in over 8' of powder.
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Awesome pics with the Grey Jay, Maxum! They are known to land in hand like that. Very cool.
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Just back from the Burg today. Had very good riding Thursday and Friday. Saturday was good till noon but it was warm with drizzle and a lot of sleds so the trails took a beating. We quit a 3 Saturday. They didn't groom Saturday nite as it was warm so we left Sunday AM. They need snow and cold now. Trails in and around town are very thin and starting to get muddy.
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Anyone ride Pittsburg this weekend? (1/28 and 29)

How were the trails after Sunday.

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We stayed away from the area over the weekend, instead rode from Faybayns to Berlin then to Milan and back. Trails were excellent on the west side of Berlin, but got busy towards Milan and were a little torn up with some thin areas. Today we rode in the Lincoln/Franconia Notch area and the trails were groomed with decent cover.
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Lots of snow this weekend!

Dixville notch was buried....
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I'll be up that way Sun-Weds. Staying at Lopstick. Can't wait, and the weather looks fantastic. Plenty of snow, and temps not too cold. Perfect!
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I'll be up that way Sun-Weds. Staying at Lopstick. Can't wait, and the weather looks fantastic. Plenty of snow, and temps not too cold. Perfect!
Should be awesome - there is so much snow up there right now BEFORE what fell yesterday which granted didn't amount to much up there but they didn't really need any more. This just fills in the gaps for the rest of the state. Will be a great weekend to be out riding for sure.

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Should be awesome - there is so much snow up there right now BEFORE what fell yesterday which granted didn't amount to much up there but they didn't really need any more. This just fills in the gaps for the rest of the state. Will be a great weekend to be out riding for sure.

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We had a great time, and there was tons of new snow. Woke up to about a foot of fresh snow at the cabin, closer to 18" at elevation. We were breaking trail on many trails, which was a blast. The amount of snow in the hills between Pittsburg and Errol was ridiculous.
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Anyone heading up to the Burg in the next week please post reports. I'm supposed to head up 3/2 for a few days. I know there is a lot of snow up there but not seeing much added in the next week and with the warmth and school vacations wondering how it holds up eecially if they can't groom.
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Just back from Pittsburg. It turned out to be good riding. Got there Thursday at noon trails were not groomed and and solid ice with next to no loose snow for lubrication. Thought we were likely heading home Friday. Got an inch of snow Thursday night and the groomers went out. Friday was much better. Bit of lube for the slides and the trails were flat and fast. Groomers went back out Friday starting at 2pm and the riding then got even better. Did 190 miles Friday. Saturday was same all over with a bit more snow Friday night. If they get any snow this week it's worth the trip. Trails down thru town etc. were not good and we stayed off them. Everything else was fine. East side over on 20, 5, 112, 145, 144, was best.
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That's great that you hit it just at the right time! I want to make one last trip but not sure I will have the time....

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I NEED one more ride, thinking beginning of next week, watching the weather!
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Right there with you. Hoping for snow up there again!
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Headed up Thursday through Saturday to Mountain View... Can't wait! Braappp!
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Be up there too. Buddy was able to find a house to rent. Hope they get hammered!
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