Snowpack is still holding well, but sometime in the last couple weeks the structure at the bottom of the Happy Valley Chair at Spout Springs Ski Resort completely collapsed. There doesn't appear to be any damage to the pulley or cable but a chair looked pretty thrashed. In any case, the owner is aware and waiting for the snow to melt to get in to replace the building. I talked with him on the phone and he said he is confident they will resolve the issues with the Forest Service and open next winter. There is still about 3 feet of snow under the lift at the bottom but some ground is...
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Greer Ranch Mountain Bike Trails - Murrieta, California

Distance: 0.62 miles  ·  Gain: 14 ft
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