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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 1 month ago #8540

I talked to a guy who lives near the park - near Warner Hill/Hunters Creek road. He said Warner Hill Rd. is closed where it crosses Hunters Creek (this is just south/upstream of the park) and they were using snowplows to push off hundreds of tons of gravel that had washed up onto the road there. That section of road only has one lane left, the other half of the road is washed away. He estimates that they got between 5 and 6 inches of rain between 9:30 and 12:30.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 1 month ago #8539

I thought about driving out there this morning just to see how the water flows through there with something like this which was close to the rain fall from the hurricanes last year.

Guess we will have some work to do now.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 1 month ago #8538

Was great earlier tonight, but now as the weather services says:

"AT 1052 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOODING FROM THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ELMA CENTER TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF WALES CENTER... OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EAST AURORA TO 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EAST AURORA... MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH. RADAR INDICATES RAINFALL RATES OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR."

And they aren't kidding looking out my windows. 2 inches an hour sounds like a snow storm.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8347

They (the trails )are perfect right now, I rode there Friday afternoon and tried trails I hadn't ridden in a couple of years (mostly the East/West transitionals up by the pipeline) and they are still a mess even as dry as it is now. There really aren't any solutions for them either because of the seeps and large drainage areas that you just can't go around. Hunter's Creek really is much smaller once you actually subtract the occasional (during a drought) trails.

This is shaping up to be a great riding year.
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Hunter's rocks! 10 years 2 months ago #8323

Hunters today was as delicious as one of them $20 steaks. What's even better is watching your buddy go swimming in the creek on his noodle. Trails are sweet, creek is slippery. Quit your crying and go ride you posers! :twisted:
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8267

You're right about the outslope :D
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8266

I rode it last week before the rain and it was dry. So it can happen. It is wet there because of seeps from further up the hill. This is due to the seasonal perched water table that is discussed in the soil mapping for this area. The perched water table usually dissapates by the end of May. But now, it is still there so when it rains hard like last Staruday, the water ends up in the seeps.

One thing we can do is to get the organic material off the trail and try to get down to the mineral soil (i.e. get the black stuff off and get down to the light brown stuff). Once the mineral soil dries up, water sheets over it and it is ridable sooner after rain. This of course also means that there is good run off on the downhill side. The good thing about this trail is that there almost always is a good outslope.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8264

Jon, I'm not sure that trail ever dry's. There are some real bad spots through out that would need to be re routed or drained to make it a rideable trail. Fun to hike though.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8262

Got out last night and for the most part trails were great. Started out on all the stuff I knew would be dry and it was bone dry, except for a couple of low spots. So then I decided to try the snaky up and down trail on the other side of the creek from Mirkwood, even though the end of this trail towards the pipeline gets a lot of seepage from up above. Sure enough, it was an ugly muddy mess the closer I got to the pipeline. So stick to the stuff you know is dry for the next couple of days until things dry out.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8208

Trails are driest they've been in about three years. Even trails from the lower lot are dry. I guess they are talking rain this weekend, so try to get out Friday evening for as much riding as you can squeeze in.
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Re: Latest Hunters Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #8169

Little tavern in Wales or else where?

Glad to see you've encountered the HC enigma, you can ride and ride on great trails (dry)and then hit a mud hole or two. Eventually we will get a bunch of re routes done there :)
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Hunter's Creek condition...in a word MUD 10 years 2 months ago #8168

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Rode Hunter's 'Mudfest' Creek on 5/4/05...many spills due to slippery deep mud...good practice for getting out of clips fast though, though I wasn't always fast enough ! ugh...overall there are some decent sections so I wouldn't totally avoid it, just get in a dirty frame of mind first :-) ) That little tavern nearby has some nice post-ride relaxation potential too ! excellent wings also...but I suspect everybody knows of this place already...

Happy Trails,
Alex L

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