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Old 07-19-2007, 05:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any time of year the trails are closed?
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, what's the best time of year to run the trails?
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, what's the best time of year to run the trails?
I used to live down there, but now have to drive about 12 hours, so I like to make the most of it. I've found that I really like it in October and also in early April. Those times have always worked out well for me. If you live there, then you can go using the current weather as a guide. But if you are travelling, then you just have to plan for a certain time and stick with it. You have to remember that it is a desert. I've been on the lake bed when it been well over 100 and also been out there and had a dusting of snow once in Jan. Either way, whether you are travelling or live in the area, I would get ahold of the Benders and talk to them. They will by far be able to get you the best information about the place.

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Looks like a spring road trip. I don't mind hot during the day. I just don't want 30-40 deg at night.
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The Allpro Jambo Was Just Down Right Freezing Like Raditors
Beaking From The Freezing Water,

The Tinbender Jambo It Was Just Butt Kicking Hot

Other Times Its Been Really Nice Out There !
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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october or first half of november are best, spring is good to but more chance for wind

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Old 07-19-2007, 09:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's about 4 hours travel time for me. I'll go most anytime from Sept-May.

As others have said, weather can change in hours, hot/calm to freezing/windy.
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The Allpro jambo was freezing ass cold. Sleeping in a tent didn't help either.
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