Here’s a trail report for those of you have been wondering what the Ash Canyon trails are like. Mountain biking is back on the west side of Carson City!
We ventured out on the fat tired bikes last week to see how far we could get. With all the snow that was just up there, I really wasn’t that optimistic, expecting to find nothing but slush and mud. Immediately upon starting the trail though, I was surprised to find very firm packed sand.
We encountered snow early on in the dips of the Jackrabbit Trail, but it was easy to ride through. We ran into a large snow bank on the beginning of the Postal Trail that had to be hiked over, but used the roads to ride around this section on the rides following. From what I understand though, this large stretch of snow was gone by the weekend.
We had some crazy wind last week, and it took down at least two trees that fell across the trails. We moved one smaller tree off the trail at the intersection of Deer Run and Baldy Green, but I hear there is a huge tree down even higher up. So big that it might be too big for one trail worker’s chainsaw. This is a good reminder to use caution up in the canyon during high winds. The trees that didn’t survive the 2004 Waterfall Fire continue to rot and topple over.
Another plus to the improving trail conditions is that it’s Daylight Savings Time! This is good news for people that can’t get away during the day. You should be able to sneak in a quick ride after work now without lights.
I haven’t been over to the Centennial trails, but looking across the valley, I can see that most of the snow has melted from that area too. Has anyone been out there for a ride? How is it?