Harris Hill Trail Conditions

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7 years 10 months ago #26265 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
by the way rode last night, no bugs, only a bit of mud, where mud usually/ always is, only obstacles are in the heavily logged area, between R and T, and this report is only good from V to R, haven't been up further for a few weeks.

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7 years 10 months ago #26256 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
on Friday, be out there about 830- 130 or I putter out. Sunday if still up in the air , but probably the same time frame

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7 years 10 months ago #26249 by mushmouph
mushmouph replied the topic: friday ride
any idea what time you will be out?

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7 years 10 months ago #26229 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
Hey Mush, thanks for riding em, for the longest time it's just been me and a few that Torry from Hollyloft takes out. and you are right as far as small, but growing,
I currently have about 1.5 to 2 more miles flagged, and we shall say preliminarily blazed, I plan on going up there on Friday (and maybe sunday) to use my drag box, you might have seen it leaning up against one of the logs. the single log "bridge" still needs to be hacked flat on the top, and the thorn bushes are a constant threat.

also working on completing the loops in a way so it creates a better system of trails. using what was done with the logging 7-8 years ago, certainly made it easier,

you are right, about the only one you may see are a few white tail, the friendly neighborhood porcupine, or whomever you bring out with you.

if while riding, you come up with ideas of enhancing features or obstacles, let me know, I hope to make some interesting options, while keeping a close ride around for others.

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7 years 10 months ago #26228 by mushmouph
mushmouph replied the topic: 6/2/9 east side overland bonus trails
i finally got my mtb back on the trail. the cardot is in great shape. start at 'v' and take a left on the fireroad. there are a few comfort carins. you will not be disappointed. the easy loop is at the end of the road. look for orange flags and ribbons in the trees. otherwise keep you eyes peeled for a single log bridge spanning the ditch. this will lead you into an emerging trail network that is on par with most any mtb destination in the usa. the scale is smaller of course but so are the crowds. i have yet to see anyone on these trails. drop a line for more info:mushmouph(at)gmail.com

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7 years 11 months ago #25955 by mushmouph
mushmouph replied the topic: o->a->v->o
trail is in great shape. logger j was clearing the last of the boutwell blow down. he had 3 trees to go when i passed through 5/22.

there is nothing going on with the drilling to interfere with the trail.


go out and get some.

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7 years 11 months ago #25864 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
my plan is to get out there by 8:30 or so, and will be there probably till 1-2. most times I can get a signal out there, 664-1393 if you want to call.

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7 years 11 months ago #25842 by nivek
nivek replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
twright, do you have a guesstimate of time when you'll be out there Friday? If I'm not working, my wife wants to go for breakfast somewhere. Then after that, maybe I'll see what ya got goin on..

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7 years 11 months ago #25813 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
it's an endless battle till enough tree canopy develops to reduce their growth, however my golf swing is steadily improving with each pass of the sickle. I think they would drink up round up, like it's kool-aid. (and I am not talking about the Rev. jim jones kind)

feel free to battle them at will. with what ever mechanical, human powered means you care to try

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7 years 11 months ago #25805 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
I understand the briars need some Roundup!! :shock:

This post is not approved by the WNYMBA forum posting approval signoff committee. My WNYMBA socks are in the warsh.

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7 years 11 months ago #25804 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
mushmouph, between Uand V, when you hit the pea gravel on the logging road, hang a right and ride or run down there, I've been hoping to get some thoughts critiques or otherwise, will be back out on Friday, and perhaps saturday clearing.

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7 years 11 months ago #25798 by mushmouph
mushmouph replied the topic: o->a->o
i ran out and back today from o to a. the saw crew has cleared most of the windfalls. the trail is in great shape for riding. the more it gets ridden the better it will be. i saw evidence of mtb tire tracks but still no humans. i am the last person on earth who uses the trail?

it is a ride worth doing. it will be ~25 according to my gps. l-i is a great section with one minor lameness. f-b has some great steep climbing that will be a hoot to descend. it is mostly cross capable.

go out and get some

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