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Is The Trail Open During the Winter?
February 6, 2008
5:37 am
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Wanted to find-out if the trail was open in the winter and if it was drivable? I know there has been a lot of snow recently, so wasn't sure how far up the trail you could get.

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February 6, 2008
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I'm not sure how things have shaken out with the ENF and snow runs, but, I doubt you can make it very far. It's pretty steep. A deep snow run usually equals a winch fest.

February 6, 2008
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And you probably won't make the trailhead. You'd be lucky to get 100 yards off the highway. The bridge at the highway is almost 6000ft elevation.

February 6, 2008
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"Bender" wrote: I'm not sure how things have shaken out with the ENF and snow runs, . . .

When I checked a couple weeks ago ENF is still working on Route Designation. So no new rules are in place yet.

February 6, 2008
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"FAM" wrote: [quote="Bender"]I'm not sure how things have shaken out with the ENF and snow runs, . . .

When I checked a couple weeks ago ENF is still working on Route Designation. So no new rules are in place yet.

I talked to Ron (from the ENF) and he said routes in excess of 5000 ft elevation wouldn't have winter restrictions. I guess the harshest plan could change that however...

February 6, 2008
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Strawberry is a tough enough trail when it's dry. Add some of the frozen white stuff and it's near impassable.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 7, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: Strawberry is a tough enough trail when it's dry. Add some of the frozen white stuff and it's near impassable.

I don't know, I think it is easier in the snow. When it is dry, you need duel dana 60's, beadlocks, and lockers to make it over the trail lol

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February 7, 2008
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"RobD" wrote: you need duel dana 60's, beadlocks, and lockers to make it over the trail lol

Apparently

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 7, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: [quote="RobD"]you need duel dana 60's, beadlocks, and lockers to make it over the trail lol

Apparently

John, I think Rob is mocking us. He just doesn't understand how tough that trail can be on a rig. I hope he doesn't learn the hard way.

February 7, 2008
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"Bender" wrote:
John, I think Rob is mocking us.

Rob wouldn't do that...He knows I'm sensitive 😕

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 9, 2008
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Thanks for the info. I was on the trail last summer and it didn't seem too difficult, thought it would be a bit more challenging in the snow if it was accessable. One of you mentioned it was easier in the snow, was that a lol

February 9, 2008
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Truthfully, the trail is a piece of cake in the Summer. During the Winter it gets piled up with snow. You can run it early and late in the season, but in the middle of Winter it's pretty tough. In fact, you'd be lucky to even get to the trailhead.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

February 9, 2008
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Strawberry Trail is generally considered a pretty easy trail, with a couple of obstacles that may be considered moderate. As far as winter travel goes, I would trust BKGM Jeepers comments above regarding the depth of the snow and how far you're likely to get. He's spent quite a bit of time in the area through the years.

Fred

(Edit: John beat me to it.)

February 9, 2008
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"FAM" wrote:

(Edit: John beat me to it.)

😛

I used to wheel a lot. . .

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