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3 years 7 months ago #44237 by Jon Sundquist

pmac225 wrote: Rode Hunter's again last night. I would say the conditions were the same as my last post. I tried to venture towards the lower parking lot after I crossed the pipeline, but it got nasty really fast, so I turned around.
The orange trail between intersects 31 & 34 used to be one of the best downhill sections in WNY. Unfortunately, the pws's have completely ruined it because they must have been scared. Would it be possible for us(or me) to repair that trail, returning it to it's past glory and put some signage indicating a more difficult section and for users to stay on the trail? The flow has been ruined completely!

I got a WNYMBA wagon (that we used to carry stones) in my backyard and it has about 4" of water in it from the daily rain from Friday through Tuesday. So I am not surprised Hunters is in poor shape. I am going to try the Brook tonight as TJ said it was good. We'll see.

I agree with the despair about the braiding from 31 to 34. Used to be the best flow section but that is all gone now. Not sure how to fix it, other than to block off the go arounds. But those won't last. And few people read signs.

Greg did a nice piece in the recent e-mail newsletter, urging people to go over roots, not around them. Not sure why this is so hard to learn. Sort of like the face palms I do all the time when I see tire tracks around flat rocks placed in mud holes to provide a dry tread for the trail. Some people go out of the way to go around them and making a wider mudhole!!

Vote #3 as to not knowing what a pw is.

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3 years 7 months ago #44236 by kb voodoo
I also have no idea what a PWS is.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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3 years 7 months ago #44235 by Garick
Is that the section with the couple of root drop-offs and a sort of banked left hander around a tree when riding from the upper lot? I have to ask what a pw is too?

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3 years 7 months ago #44234 by pmac225
Rode Hunter's again last night. I would say the conditions were the same as my last post. I tried to venture towards the lower parking lot after I crossed the pipeline, but it got nasty really fast, so I turned around.
The orange trail between intersects 31 & 34 used to be one of the best downhill sections in WNY. Unfortunately, the pws's have completely ruined it because they must have been scared. Would it be possible for us(or me) to repair that trail, returning it to it's past glory and put some signage indicating a more difficult section and for users to stay on the trail? The flow has been ruined completely!

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3 years 8 months ago #44230 by pmac225
I guess I'll answer that myself. Soil was damp, but the roots were dry. If you know where to ride the conditions were good. However, if you venture into the wet areas it will be mucky and ill-advised. Be wary of some newly eroded areas on some of the small stream crossings.

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3 years 8 months ago #44229 by pmac225
Any post rain updates?

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