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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby conomac » July 13th, 2014, 1:04 pm

if anyone is riding Yankee today and happens to see this, I left a Craft base layer and a Bontrager jersey in the changing station at the trailhead yesterday. Trail was in great shape.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby schortie » July 25th, 2014, 10:28 am

Had the opportunity to ride Yankee the other day and loved it. Pines section = awesome -- natural and thoughtful challenges (devils bowl?) = awesomer.
Killer overall variety in my opinion. Thanks to all who obviously work(ed) hard to make it so great. Looking forward to getting back there soon.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirty29 » July 30th, 2014, 7:45 am

Rode Monday night, trail in great shape. Two trees down - one just past the 4 mile marker, the other coming up out of the switchbacks.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Mike_D » August 5th, 2014, 10:13 pm

How's the trail conditions at Yankee? Typical summer sandy beach flip flop friendly?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby brokenbones » October 12th, 2014, 6:56 pm

Hit Yankee Saturday, and the trail was in great shape. No obstructions and fast. Late summer sand was firmed up. Really was surprised at the door mat climb reroute - loved it!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby MFawley » November 27th, 2014, 1:22 pm

Was snowing pretty hard out there today! Started out fine but by the end it was pretty slippery. I ran into one guy out there with a saw clearing. I also stopped a few times to remove some of the larger stuff. Still a bunch of debris out there. Most might be covered by snow now too. Fat bikes would probably have blast out there.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby mcsmith24 » December 4th, 2014, 9:41 am

Rode yesterday. Things are great out there. Some stuff down but conditions are great for December!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby MFawley » December 12th, 2014, 6:34 pm

Anyone know the conditions? Is there snow on the ground out there? Was hoping to get in a ride tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby RickPlite » December 12th, 2014, 9:35 pm

MFawley wrote:Anyone know the conditions? Is there snow on the ground out there? Was hoping to get in a ride tomorrow afternoon.


dry, no snow.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ChrisInYpsi » December 18th, 2014, 8:16 pm

Rode Yankee this afternoon after Custer. You folks are right - this trail drains exceptionally well. There was a dusting of snow and a light misty drizzle but there was no mud at all.

No trail obstructions either. Good to go.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby oogs » December 25th, 2014, 11:55 pm

How is the trail holding up after the last few days of rain?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » December 27th, 2014, 11:34 am

I'm heading out there today on the singlespeed, I am betting that the trail will be fine to ride. I'll repost conditions here afterwards.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » December 27th, 2014, 8:22 pm

Yankee was rideable for sure today. Just some damp leaves.

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby vette-ss » January 28th, 2015, 3:07 pm

Another thread mentioned grooming efforts this year at Yankee. I've never ridden Yankee before so looking to add a new trail to my list. Is there currently a decent fat bike loop? Maybe there hasn't been enough snow to justify grooming. I'll take a map, but for a Yankee newbee planning purposes, which parts of the trail are rideable and approx. distance. Thanks!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby SteveF » January 29th, 2015, 8:33 am

vette-ss wrote:Another thread mentioned grooming efforts this year at Yankee. I've never ridden Yankee before so looking to add a new trail to my list. Is there currently a decent fat bike loop? Maybe there hasn't been enough snow to justify grooming. I'll take a map, but for a Yankee newbee planning purposes, which parts of the trail are rideable and approx. distance. Thanks!


According to their Facebook page, it's pretty icy since the recent freeze/thaw cycle. Studs recommended...
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