WMMBA: Merrell Trail

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby vette-ss » January 29th, 2015, 1:23 pm

How are the conditions on that side of the state? Did you get enough snow today to make the ice rideable on a fattie without studs? Going to be in town tomorrow and Saturday and would like to bring the bike.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » January 29th, 2015, 1:28 pm

vette-ss wrote:How are the conditions on that side of the state? Did you get enough snow today to make the ice rideable on a fattie without studs? Going to be in town tomorrow and Saturday and would like to bring the bike.


light snow now but we are not expecting much. trail is all ice
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby cramer » February 3rd, 2015, 10:18 am

Trail is groomed as well as it can be for now. With cold temps the snow doesn't pack down as well but I think it's mostly decent riding on a fat bike right now. If you ride it, please update.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby mmba7614 » February 22nd, 2015, 4:18 pm

How is the trail holding up/doing?

Planning a trip out to GR next weekend (Feb 28th); wondering if we should bring the fat bikes, or maybe try to ski somewhere instead.

Any input or suggestions whether to give it a spin or not are appreciated. If we should be looking elsewhere from Merrell, that info would be appreciated as well. Not really keen on the trail scene this time of year on the West side.

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » February 22nd, 2015, 6:52 pm

it is great shape today, should hold through next weekend IF the weather man is correct, ha ha
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby mmba7614 » February 22nd, 2015, 7:26 pm

RickPlite wrote:it is great shape today, should hold through next weekend IF the weather man is correct, ha ha

That's always a big if! Thanks Rick.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » April 13th, 2015, 10:35 am

Merrell is trail is back open for the season except when raining, wet or muddy. Give it time to dry after today's rain, it should be fine 4-14-15
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby zcorbin » April 13th, 2015, 8:40 pm

I'm planning on tomorrow afternoon, will it be good by then? I'm coming from Lansing!
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » April 14th, 2015, 7:27 am

zcorbin wrote:I'm planning on tomorrow afternoon, will it be good by then? I'm coming from Lansing!

should be
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby MFawley » April 17th, 2015, 7:14 pm

How's the trail? Is the full stretch open? Thought I saw something on facebook about sawtooth and wynalda. But that was a week or so ago. Was hoping to get out tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » April 17th, 2015, 7:21 pm

MFawley wrote:How's the trail? Is the full stretch open? Thought I saw something on facebook about sawtooth and wynalda. But that was a week or so ago. Was hoping to get out tomorrow afternoon.


Avoid Sawtooth, it is a mess still. If the Wynalda loop still has sticks at the entrance they can be removed on opened up. The creek crossing area is a mess but the rest is dry
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » May 15th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Any idea if the Merrell Trail is rideable for Saturday? I doubt it given the rain we have had recently. Might have to head to the ski area.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby cramer » May 16th, 2015, 10:31 am

ReidRules18 wrote:Any idea if the Merrell Trail is rideable for Saturday? I doubt it given the rain we have had recently. Might have to head to the ski area.


Not sure about Merrell but at the same time, you probably don't have to limit yourself to ski area only. Doesn't seem that wet out. Luton has been handling the water a lot better lately.
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