May 13, 2013

Upper Loop and Lupine trails are OPEN!

Riders: TJ Prieur and Jesse Blumenthal
Trail: Upper Loop

I just got back from a dreamy, dry ride on the Upper Loop this evening. The Upper Loop, Divine Trail (connector to golf course), Tony’s, 435 1a (connector to Upper Upper), and Whetstone Vista are all dry with only a few micro snow plugs. Upper Upper still has too much snow to ride and is CLOSED.



Rider: Everett Garcia
Trail: Upper Loop


The Lupine trail is also open but be aware of a very recent mag-chloride application on Slate River road and maybe plan to ride the trail as an out and back.

Please, please, please ride through the snow plugs and stay the trail instead of going around them and making the trails wider!




Rider: Eliot Rosenberg
Trail: Lower Lupine


Other trails will be coming online in the next few weeks so stay tuned to the West Elk Project and follow us on Facebook for current trail status updates. Always feel free to drop me a line at with observations and updates from your latest ride!

Get out there to shred and share the stoke West Elk Crew – happy spring!

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3. Trent Bona
With the mountains, mountain culture and action sports as constant inspiration, Trent Bona has earned a respected name as a commercial and editorial photographer. An experienced international traveler, he knows more than a thing or two about roughing it abroad. His expertise is venturing far into the backcountry, of any continent, to capture adventure sports in one of their true habitats: the vastness of the unconquered outdoors.