Latest Hunters Conditions

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12 years 6 months ago #8538 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
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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12 years 6 months ago #8347 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
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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12 years 6 months ago #8323 by dadle75
dadle75 replied the topic: Hunter's rocks!
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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12 years 6 months ago #8267 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
You're right about the outslope :D

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12 years 6 months ago #8266 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
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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12 years 6 months ago #8264 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
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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