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This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 10 months ago #41192

Hope to see some of you down in Chaut. County for the second push of the new loop... meeting at 10 am at the East Overland Parking lot....

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we will need to carpool a bit down the 2/3 of a mile to the gas lease road, they would like to keep the number of cars down. but the good news it won't be a forced march of 25 minutes to get to work, just a couple hundred yards.

some heavy benching to get up from the creek, and the trail corridor needs to be opened up.. so there will be jobs and tools for everyone's specialty...

I am putting faith into the weather forecast. so bring your bikes, Harris Hill ext. and the lower overland should be fine..

on the pic below, the yellow highlighted section is from the first work day we had.. and the orange highlighted section towards the top is what I hope we get accomplished...

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Re: This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 10 months ago #41198

if you are planning on coming, could you shoot me a pm.... trying to figure out food needs... if you already rsvp'd on facebook don't worry..
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Re: This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 10 months ago #41240

thanks for those who came out and did some massive benching and tread work, wnymba and namba have made a strong showing at both big trail days at harris hill.. the new loop is maybe 30 % done.. but it's the hard 30%.. I will be sure to announce when the loop is completed.

for those who rode, if you happen to have any thoughts, comments or ideas, after riding the 3 loops. feel free to let me know what to have more of.. less of... etc... I am always open to ideas..

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Re: This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 9 months ago #41621

just to keep bodie6 honest:-P I wanted to post up here that he owes me an ice cream cone if I get the new loop open by the end of July. not necessarily an easy task, but where ice cream is involved, there is that extra motivation.

below are pics of the gully crossing that we initially worked on the first wnymba trail day at harris hill.... tweaked the descent and the line back up, and a few of us have been riding it weekly to get the tread burned in....

I consider my riding the lowest common denominator ( that is if I can grunt up it,, it's workable.) and I can tell you I can make it up.. the more the tread wears in.. the smoother it will be...

most weekends I will be devoting at least one day to this new loop. and likely some afternoons during the week as well. I know it's prime race and ride season.. but if you find yourself heading down this way and plan to ride, let me know,, if you have a few hours to spare swinging a mcleod, all the better.
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the gully crossing

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now it's rideable

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tweaked the approach a bit


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the climb on the other side a bit narrow and line didn't quite match up to the crossing i did. so...


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Re: This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 9 months ago #41670

continuing to work on new loop. Jake and Paul opened up the corridor at the beginning, so at least it's an out and back right now.. some pics from the work day, drag box snagged a stick,oops...
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trail line at top of ridge


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the trees we like to call the pillar of hercules


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gettin closer to ride time
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Re: This Saturday Harris Hill trail day. 2 years 6 months ago #42823

The "new loop" that two wnymba dedicated trail days went into this year, has actually evolved into 3 stacked loops. the first and second are done and are getting some nice comments,, the third is being considered for a slight variation, so it may not be finished by winter.. although who knows... the third loop won't have huge elevation, but if it happens they way I hope it does, it will be (feature packed) although natural not lumber... and it should be a lot of fun.. these new stacked loops when all complete should bring us about 3.5 miles more... so for sole single track we should be just shy of 10 plus,, and the lower east overland's out and back could give you a total of 18 miles.

Next year, we cross the ravine for the next loop, I am guessing that will be about a 3 to 4 miles addition..

there is a standard thursday night ride (lights) but if you find yourself down in Chaut. County, and want to check it out, just follow No Dab to #5.. the new stacked loop section departs from there... if you post up on here or facebook, I am sure some chaut. county locals would be happy to meet you out there.

if the image comes through the last new loop is in red at the top... but as I said it might be revised..
you can also see the potential of next year's loop across the ravine..
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