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Karl from West Nyack,NY on 5/29/2019 7:06:22 AM:
Riding the trail (and 275/20) the next few days. Yesterday, I found out the hard way that the state map at https://maps.outdoornebraska.gov/Trails/ is NOT a complete depiction of closures - that map shows the trail as open between Oakdale and a Neligh, but there is a huge washout at the elkhorn river bridge with swirling water in it. There were “Trail Closed” signs, which I made the mistake of ignoring assuming the map would be up to date. -Karl

 
Dougt from Onawa, Ia. on 5/29/2019 9:51:06 AM:
It's good to hear from someone about current trail conditions and hopefully you'll keep posting about conditions over the whole trail. I'll do it again in Sept and plan on Norfolk to O'Neill for my first day and my last day. It looks like a lot of that will be detoured off of the trail from the map that is posted. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

 
Alex from Lincoln on 5/30/2019 3:59:34 PM:
The map has not been updated yet but will be shortly to show Bridge 211, west of Oakdale, being closed. That damage occurred very recently. -Alex

 
Opedaler from Northeast Ne on 5/31/2019 2:09:59 AM:
This poor trail just keeps getting hammered. I don't know what the future holds for the Cowboy trail. I hope it is resilient because from what I can see some major repairs are needed.

 
Cynthya from Salina on 5/31/2019 7:10:59 AM:
Let's hope the weather lets up and the state of Nebraska goes to bat for the tell. We rode The Trail in 2017 from one end to the other and back. There were rough spots then, but we enjoyed the ride and planned to come back.

 
John from SD on 5/31/2019 7:12:08 AM:
Yesterday, (May 30th, 2019) I was on the section of the trail from Norfolk to Battle Creek. This section of the trail was open and not damaged. When I arrived to Battle Creek to continue on the trail, there was a large sign posted "Trail Closed Until Further Notice". That's when I turned around and headed back to Norfolk.