Sprague Brook Conditions

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11 years 4 months ago #11977 by Clydesdale
Clydesdale replied the topic: Re: Sprague brook?
Rode SB for the first time last night. From all I heard about the trail, I'd have to say the trail is in need of some serious dry weather to dry out. The bikes and riders got pretty muddy. Those little rock sections that bridge some of the creek crossings are now dangerously slippery. Just some info that I thought I would pass along. Looking foward to riding it when it's dry.

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11 years 4 months ago #11975 by Ben Clauss
Ben Clauss replied the topic: Re: Sprague brook?
I was just out working on the signs. The trails are in similar condition to last week. If it does not rain before Wednesday night I think things will be ridable. But if we get any amount of rain before then I would stongly advise against riding.

I was on one of the drier sections, not the sections that are frequently wet. My report is really an optimistic educated quess as to the condition of the wet sections, so really Rain = NO riding in my opinion.

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11 years 4 months ago #11970 by Fuelish
Fuelish replied the topic: Re: Sprague brook?
Do you think that (if we do not get more than 0.2" rain) it would be OK to ride Wed?

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11 years 4 months ago #11968 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Sprague brook?
Sprague Brook will hold up to heavy rains well because the trail layout is designed in such a way that it really isn't susceptible to washouts. The last time I was there after a heavy rain all the drainage was perpendicular to the trail and flowing into well established drainage tracks which is totally different than water flow on a fall line trail (like those driveways Geoff)which is what causes washouts. Point of reference is the ATV uphill / downhill that is directly down a fall line and is highly eroded. The only other place that is susceptible to washouts is the snow mobile trail which is about 75% fall line from top to bottom and is why it appears slightly different at the bottom after every heavy rain. It's high on my list to layout a single track to the west of the snow mobile trail with multiple switch backs (hopefully non bench cut) which is sustainable and a lot better climb than the snow mobile trail.

Kevin

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11 years 4 months ago #11964 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Sprague brook?
My dog and I hiked the entire trail yesterday and then some more today. There are some deep mud holes but no wash outs

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11 years 4 months ago #11963 by Fuelish
Fuelish replied the topic: Any info on conditions in Glenwood/Sprague Brook?
I was over into Eden and Boston Sunday and there must have been some flash flooding. A lot of wash outs, Clarksburg Rd was closed due to debris and damage. There were several gravel driveways that washed down the hill into the creek.
If that cell traveled East over to Glenwood, I am sure that more than a little of Sprague Brook washed out.

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