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FS opened the gates and trails on the north end this morning.

Clear and dry, Not even too much dust.

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Went hunting up there yesterday. Lots of wood and debris on the trails from the tree mowers. No dust, great traction, just had to pick my lines carefully to avoid a puncture.

Why did the "mow" the trees rather than log them? It seems like a waste of our resources.

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Went hunting up there yesterday. Lots of wood and debris on the trails from the tree mowers. No dust, great traction, just had to pick my lines carefully to avoid a puncture.

Why did the "mow" the trees rather than log them? It seems like a waste of our resources.

Can't answer, but IMO "logging" them would mean big trucks, heavy equipment, access roads and a longer closure.

To make logging economically feasible, they tend to take pretty much everything, cut roads in/out etc... Not something I really want in my OHV area.

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Buddy of mine said they opened about all the trails. Dont know if its true? We will be riding down there saturday.

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I was up there Friday 4/29/11. Had a great time! Here are some videos of parts of the day. More later.

And a longer clip. This was footage was from an area where recent tree work was done. One may notice the tree debris on the trail.

Edited by Ksquared
Added third video

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Hey Ksquared, That was me coming at you on the KTM at 3:23 into the clip "close call with girl on the quad" I was working hard to slow down after landing the woop, getting to my side of the trail, and my closed fist up to let you know I was riding alone. I was probably only going 18 mph but your clip shows how fast things happen.....one of the reasons I don't visit the Sprucewood Inn until after riding. Nice video and another great day at Rampart. See ya next time, Wooz

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Things sure can happen fast! The bar trail is one of my favorites. Probably the one I am most careful on too. Never know who is coming up it.

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Anyone ever ride to Rampart from Metro Denver? Aside from taking Santa Fe, anyone know of any good routes?

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