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Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

May 19, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
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Hi, could anyone comment on the best trails to ride right now, or if any should be avoided until they dry out, etc? All comments appreciated. Tnx

Pain is temporary; quitting lasts forever.

May 19, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Sproatt Creek on the west side had a major debris flow in the fall and it took out bridges on the Flank right at the bottom of LOTS/start of Mystic, it's a big old raging chasm right now and attempting to cross it is not recommended. Ditto the bottom of Industrial Disease/Pura Vida, bridge is gone and replaced with a big deep gap, recommend descending Industrial Waste and crossing there if you must, but that bridge was also displaced and you need to be careful crossing there, but it's a lot more reasonable. Dark Crystal is closed all spring for bear habitat, Micro Climate is closed right now as well for spring melt/seepage, but we do have a WORCA/WB trail night planned for it this coming Tuesday. Where there isn't snow, it's already very dry.

May 21, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 5, 2011

Which zones are dry and mud/snow free? What are the best routes to ride at this time of year?

June 12, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
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Anyone know when Microclimate is expected to open?

June 12, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
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I rode it 2 weeks ago.... no snow and the conditions were mint!  No idea why it's closed.

June 13, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

I rode it 2 weeks ago.... no snow and the conditions were mint!  No idea why it's closed.

it was closed because of spring seepage and trail work that was taking place with the builder and WB. Please respect ALL CLOSURES.

June 14, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
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apparently people are poaching Mystic/LESS too past closure signs, there's still snow on LESS FFS.

June 15, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
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there was zero trail seepage.  Trail was bone dry (no water)and lots of locals riding it.  Riding the trail in the dusty summer would cause way more damage.  The only building was some dirt work at the bottom in which the builder(s) could rope off as it wasn't that much.  I'm usually good about not riding closed/wet trails but this doesn't make any sense.

June 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

there was zero trail seepage.  Trail was bone dry (no water)and lots of locals riding it.  Riding the trail in the dusty summer would cause way more damage.  The only building was some dirt work at the bottom in which the builder(s) could rope off as it wasn't that much.  I'm usually good about not riding closed/wet trails but this doesn't make any sense.

respectfully, WB had it closed, it doesn't matter what you think, they and the builder hadn't opened it yet.

June 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

there was zero trail seepage. Trail was bone dry (no water)and lots of locals riding it. Riding the trail in the dusty summer would cause way more damage. The only building was some dirt work at the bottom in which the builder(s) could rope off as it wasn't that much. I'm usually good about not riding closed/wet trails but this doesn't make any sense.

That aint for you to decide bud. If your name is isnt Paulo or Dave or your not on the board of directors for Worca or WB than you don't get a say in that at all.


 Last edited by: nortonwhis on June 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
June 16, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
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I agree. It's wise to obey all trail closures. It's in the best interest of all concerned.

June 17, 2018, 2 p.m.
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Can someone remind me what the typical trails to take friends from out of town are?

Lost Lake for beginners...then???

June 18, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Posted by: gotham

Can someone remind me what the typical trails to take friends from out of town are?

Lost Lake for beginners...then???

Cheakamus/Interpretive Forest typically, Farside/High Side/ Business Time/AMPM is always good for some cruisey fun

June 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
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It pissed rain Friday night but Valley trails were in great shape on Sat./Sun.

June 21, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
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How is "River runs" looking these days?

It was pretty flooded in May. Hopefully it's dried up, and chock full of mosquitoes now, just like we're used to   :D

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