WMMBA: Merrell Trail

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby compacted_graphite » November 3rd, 2014, 9:58 pm

Rode the Merrell trail on Sunday late afternoon. What a great gem of a trail to have in the area. I am a trail coordinator back in Oakland County, so I really enjoy a well-executed trail. Very flowy and fun; seemed dry even after precipitation that we had on Friday. Nice work, people!
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby reidabel » November 7th, 2014, 6:31 am

Not sure how cold it got overnight, but it's 32 in Lansing right now. Are we in the freeze/thaw cycle yet? What's the leaf situation like over there - is it safe to be going fast and getting air on the tabletops?

Would it be okay to ride Merrell before lunch today? I'd hate to drive all the way over there and find it closed or too wet for a good ride.

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » November 7th, 2014, 10:54 am

reidabel wrote:Not sure how cold it got overnight, but it's 32 in Lansing right now. Are we in the freeze/thaw cycle yet? What's the leaf situation like over there - is it safe to be going fast and getting air on the tabletops?

Would it be okay to ride Merrell before lunch today? I'd hate to drive all the way over there and find it closed or too wet for a good ride.

Thanks



Trail is fine to ride today. Leave have been blown off the trail.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby elangley » November 19th, 2014, 9:08 am

When does the snow grooming start at Merrel?
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » November 20th, 2014, 9:41 am

elangley wrote:When does the snow grooming start at Merrel?


We would like to start today but the ground is very warm and soft under the snow. Plus it is suppose to rain soon. It's anybody's guess when Mother Nature cooperates. Watch the Merrell Facebook page for the latest updates
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby c0nsumer » December 13th, 2014, 4:59 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of how Merrell will be tomorrow late afternoon? I'll be in GR for some family stuff and want to get a fatbike ride in around 3-4pm if possible...

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » December 13th, 2014, 5:02 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Can anyone give me an idea of how Merrell will be tomorrow late afternoon? I'll be in GR for some family stuff and want to get a fatbike ride in around 3-4pm if possible...

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Hi Steve- we just closed it since it is becoming to soft and muddy. The Ski Area or Yankee are open and in great condition
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby c0nsumer » December 13th, 2014, 7:04 pm

Great, thanks Rick. I appreciate the update. It's getting icky here too so I am not surprised.

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby Slimm » 34 minutes ago

Trail was nicely frozen yesterday morning and great for riding. Except that portions have been absolutely destroyed by riding while soft and muddy.

Bugs me that people don't respect the thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours invested in building and maintaining this trail system that can be ridden for free.
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