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12 years 11 months ago #5850 by fattire616
fattire616 replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
Rode Hunters for the first time in about ten years this morning. Tried to stay on the orange/j trail as much as possible but got a little lost. It gets a little confusing in spots but I was able to find my way back to it. The trail was in good shape for the most part. The area near the boardwalk was a little swampy but nothing like I remember when there use to be huge mud holes there. Kudos to those that have worked hard to improve the trails at hunters. Just a suggestion, some arrows would be nice feature at some of the trail intersections. This would let riders and hikers that are unfamilar with the trail system know where to go. Just a thought. Happy riding.

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13 years 6 days ago #5766 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
I rode for 1.5 hours last night and came back with a clean bike. Trails on flat ground are still muddy and should be avoided (there was a thunderstorm on Monday night). But the rest are in good shape.

If you haven'r ridden there recently, try to get out tonight for a ride there instead of Sprague Brook. If you ride ofrm 6 to 7:30, you can still make it over to Pizza Glen in Glenwood for the 8:15 meeting.

The forecast calls for T-storms for the next couple of days. I hope they miss us.

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13 years 1 week ago #5714 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions

z06ontrack wrote: I really didn't plan on doing any trail work but you know how that goes, so what I did (Corduroy) was meant as a temporary fix knowing that we had a trail day at H.C. coming up this week. I didn't really want to use the larger stuff that was there which was meant to disquise the old trail.


Don't get me wrong - the work was great. That part was a mess and now it is in great shape. Now that things are drying out (although we had some rain last night), this section should now get back to being dry and narrow like we like it. Thanks for the good work.

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13 years 1 week ago #5713 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
I really didn't plan on doing any trail work but you know how that goes, so what I did (Corduroy) was meant as a temporary fix knowing that we had a trail day at H.C. coming up this week. I didn't really want to use the larger stuff that was there which was meant to disquise the old trail.

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13 years 1 week ago #5708 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
The corduroy worked well, although thicker sticks would be even better. One hour of riding and I ended up with a clean bike, and not be cause I rode around any mud puddles. But I stuck to the trails I know dry well. We missed the thunderstorms. I hope what they say about Thursday Morning showers also doesn't come to pass.

Looking at the weather radar before deciding to leave work right at 5 to hit the trails, I see E-ville got socked today with the redish-orange type of rain shower as it shows on the weather map (i.e. lots of rain). I guess that is what Litespeed saw .

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13 years 2 weeks ago #5694 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Latest Hunters Conditions
H.C is still the same as it was a week earlier as of 6/6. I did a section of corduroy on the pink trail that was the re route from last fall that some have complained about, hope that was okay with everyone. I had about 5 riders thank me, we'll see if they stick to the trail now, because there was already two go arounds created.

I'm starting to see that the IMBA recommendation of not using flat stone to fill seeps or mud holes makes sense after seeing the ones that were put in Mirkwood in the Spring and now that the soil underneath the stones has dried the stones are being dislodged from the holes by bikes on a pretty reguler basis. The corduroy seems to stay put (albeit wood is not for ever).

I would think with the weather we are seeing this week that H.C. should finally be pretty rideable by this weekend.

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