Latest Hunters Conditions

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13 years 3 months ago #6367 by BrianB
BrianB replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Rode Hunter's Sunday 8/15 and all the trails were in pretty good shape. Puddles here and there but not too much squishy stuff. The swamp was swampy but even Murkwood was in good shape. Watch out for the slimy creek bottom if you come off the goat trail and down to the creek. Crossing is dicey. There is a pretty good washout on the pink trail to the west of the service road. It sneaks up on you and will eat you and your bike if you don't see it.

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13 years 4 months ago #6327 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Rode at HC Sunday 8/8 and is drying, (that's after 4 days of no rain) but still have to stick to the known dry trails. Mirkwood has taken a beating this year and is the only North bound trail that can be used other than the hardened road, but most riders seem to be riding down the center of trails so they aren't getting wider, just deeper.

I dug out a couple of rocks that were acting as a dam and dug a little channel to give the uphill flow of water a place to go downhill. The more I ride there the more I see how in effective and actually detrimental flat rocks are in low seeps or drainage area's. Of course thanks to IMBA's school, we all know that now.

A couple of people there asked me when the next trail work day is there.
Any plans yet John?

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13 years 4 months ago #6168 by penguin
penguin replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Rode HC Thurs night after work- dry trails dry- wet trails wet- some really wet-actually walked a ways on one as it was too wet to ride (near pipeline)
Don't ask me what one- we just wander aimlessly.

Penguin

Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie

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13 years 5 months ago #5989 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Thanks for the update Kevin. I was at the movies Sunday evening during the storm, so didn't know how much rain came. I guess we got less around here than up in Buffalo. Things were pretty good tonight, although flat stuff still wet in many places. Pray for the T-storms to miss us tonight and tomorrow.

I don't think that the emergency access road will hurt any single track unless I'm misunderstanding and you might mean the dotted line you have above (J) which is an unmarked trail now. Because below that (intersection) to the parking lot is nothing but a wide road mess.


North of the intersection, the rescue "road" would switchback to the east of what you are describing. After that, it would follow the route of the FLT since that is the only route that doesn't follow boundaries.

No there isn't any signage for the Eagle Scout project trail "J" and IMHO isn't all that well marked on the South side of the loop

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The Eagle scout trail is actually N, which is a self contained loop, although currently, there is a dowhill trail entering it from the muddy boundary trail shown as a gray dash.

Note, the map isn't quite correct in that J and N start out together, and then split. I'll have to fix that.

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13 years 5 months ago #5987 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Boy was I bamboozled by the rain we received in the Northtowns on Sunday night (7/4), I was planning on riding HC Monday (7/5) but figured record rains would make it impossible. So I thought I would hike the lower / Eastern part instead and check in on the new Tranquility trail (N).

Boy was I wrong , and no bike in the bike rack :( . It was easily rideable conditions. To bad (N) is for Horses and Hikers only now (even though there are bike tracks there, but no signs so can't blame anyone for not noing) it's a nice lttle loop. The second stone crossing put in place during IMBA's visit heading up the trail on (J) is history and is now a 3 foot deep pile of washout material (limbs, stones, leaves etc.). I hiked the (N) loop and then (J) up to the pipeline and (M) back around to (J) and back down, and did a small section of Corduroy so not all was lost for not having the bike.

Jon, glad to hear your comments about (C) & (H) I tried to ride it last week including what you have as dashed lines and swore never to try it again, which is what I swore to do last year. It reminded me of your description of Golden Hill which you said had great "flow", there ain't no flow to (C) and a great part of (H) thats for sure.

I don't think that the emergency access road will hurt any single track unless I'm misunderstanding and you might mean the dotted line you have above (J) which is an unmarked trail now. Because below that (intersection) to the parking lot is nothing but a wide road mess. It appears that the the Wales Fire dept drove a vehicle up that road for the biker that was airlifted and they have every right todo so. It really shouldn't be used as a trail but I counted 50 bike tire tracks through some of the mud holes. Unfortunately when most come to the lower lot for the first time there is no signage and they all head up that road which is the first visible access they see instead of the North end of the lot for the (J) trail.

No there isn't any signage for the Eagle Scout project trail "J" and IMHO isn't all that well marked on the South side of the loop.

Boy it would be nice to have another FOHC meeting with the county and get back on track.

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13 years 5 months ago #5962 by outbreak
outbreak replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Thanks Jon. The map was helpful. Hunter's Creek was very dry today (driest I've seen it in the past year)...I recommend everyone who's thinking of going to go before it rains on Sunday evening! From the new parking lot to the access road, I tried the pink trail, upper and lower red trails, srgt marks, and yellow. All were in primo condition.

Also, a quick "Thank You" to Santa Cruz John who took me out on the lower red trail today. I had a blast --- and don't worry about my chin, I'll heal...it was only 10 stitches!!!! :-D D

Carpe Velo,
ted

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