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Just got back from there tonite. It will be several days before they dry out I think but it was my first time there so I am no expert. We tried a couple of black diamonds and the conditions made them double black diamonds. Being the closet tree hugger that I am we decided not to add to any more erosion and stayed off the blacks. It was raining the whole time and we saw lots of flooding in the area and were a little concerned about getting caught by a flash flood in a gully.

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Wow.. Just saw this also on our local news... 4-6 inches just today around Branson... 9 inches in areas south of Chadwick.... Get out safe while you still can..... We got 5 inches last summer in around 3 hrs... It changed the whole landscape of our creek and gullies around our property...

Glad you and hopefully others made it out safely....

Nick

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Thanks for your concern Nick. We are high and dry in OKC now. That was the wettest I have ever started and finished a ride but we were determined to see some of Chadwick. We didnt do but about 17 miles but it looks like a great place. here are a couple of pics from the ride. You can see big ole raindrops falling in some of the pics.

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last time we were down...December...4 inches of rain made for muddy trails...Chadwick never gets muddy. It was the first time I can ever remember describing Chadwick with the word "muddy"...can only imagine what 10 inches has done.

For those of you in the neighborhood, please keep us advised...

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were the showers opened up yet?

The showers are open year round.

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I spoke to one the rangers this afternoon... He stated that a few sections of 125 between Rodgersville and Sparta are flooded, but could clear as it has quit raining. He also said the roads through Ozark are ok.

I will be headed to Chadwick tomorrow. If anyone wants to hook up for a ride, I will be camping in site GP1. Gotta love the new reservation system.

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