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9 years 3 months ago #27557 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
FG- yes about an hour after you left on saturday, I was heading out and ran into about 25 horses... was I overjoyed no... but I was told by DEC that the local folk have an yearly ride, since the extension isn't really on the map yet, I don't think talking to the state forester or anyone else would really do much. at least for the most part they stayed on the old skid road trails and not our new prime singletrack network. I will be out this week to drag it and everything will be good.

the log thing, I doubt it, they seem to go over the logs on the stream crossings. and since it appears that they are out there once, maybe twice a year. I'll just dragbox the ruts back out.

again, I ain't happy about it, but I am more pissed at the folk who leave trash at trail heads

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9 years 3 months ago #27553 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
A more constructive approach to this is to contact the DEC in Falconer and apprise them of the particular damage. When a similar incident occurred near Ellicottville earlier this summer, the DEC contacted the equestrians to remind them about staying off trails when they are too wet to use.

Something WNYMBA endeavors to do with cyclists, I may add, although bikes are a lot softer on the soil than horses.

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9 years 3 months ago #27552 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
I understand the movie Atonement has a good scene where horses get shot.

Anybody know of any others? Either shot, or run off cliffs, etc.

Of course I guess its not really the horses fault, its the dolt on the back of them kicking and jerking them around while their fat behinds just sit there. Maybe the hornets would go after the horse.... hmmm.... things are always so complicated.

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9 years 3 months ago #27551 by nickwrx
nickwrx replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
18 mile creek trail gets hammered by the horses that live on the street as well. not much you can do besides cut single track through the really tight trees. But someone goes through it on a ATV and clears blow downs.. and its mostly twin track now.

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9 years 3 months ago #27549 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
month of rain + #$@ horses = @#$* up'ed singletrack
How ignorant can horse people possibly be?

All we need now is stuff to keep horses off the trail before restarting from scratch. Log pyramids? Plastic rattlesnakes?
Maybe a photoeye that sets off recordings of whip cracks?
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Any ideas on how to hang hornet nests about 8 ft off the ground? I hate bees, I hope TW isn't allergic. They have those pens to keep you breathing anyways...

Too bad NY is such an anti-gun state, the aerial shooting sounds fun!
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9 years 5 months ago #26959 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Eastside Overland Trail Conditions
update on extension, thanks to mushmouph, and a few crew (rob, mike) from PA, we are inching our way to having our extension open for prime time players soon. of course anyone is welcome to ride it now, but by end of summer, will be more worthy of a longer drive down.

working to gps it, but about 4.2 miles from road access to all trails and back to road, with what we have planned, we could be adding close to 2.5 to 2.9 more miles by the end of the summer. so close to 6.5 miles of new trail. add that to east overland, and we got ourselves a nice playground.

I went out before the rain really hit last night, of course the overland trail was more like the overland stream, and some of the trail on the old skid roads were puddled, but the single track that I have etched in over the last 4 years was great, certainly need a good 2 to 3 days of dry to be ride worthy, but I was happy to see no standing water, and no streaming

Personally, i doubt it's ever too wet to attack face slappers and prickers, as long as you remain careful how you tread. it also helps planning for future lines,

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