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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby mpaquette70 » July 16th, 2014, 8:25 am

Thanks for all of the great work keeping the trails in riding shape!

Anyone know what's up with the lean-to somewhere between Y11 & Y12? Kind of spooked me as I rode past.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » July 16th, 2014, 8:59 pm

We saw that this past weekend. We think it's just some folks or kids having some fun in that section. We've seen similar structures in the past and even saw some folks showing younger kids how to make stuff like near the wooden platforms in the after Y3. We should keep our eyes in it and make sure nobody is camping out there.



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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » July 19th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Trail mowed again this weekend, this time in the low setting. There are some face slappers in the central field section but otherwise the trails in great shape.



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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby ChrisInYpsi » July 24th, 2014, 8:53 pm

Wow - the trail is in great shape. Best it's been in a while. Kudos to the trail crew, and thanks!
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » August 10th, 2014, 3:12 pm

New trail markings that shouldn't damage the trees as the old markers. The number indicates the biking direction. Image Image
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » August 21st, 2014, 9:15 pm

Small tree down near R5. It's easy to pass under and not blocking.



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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » August 23rd, 2014, 3:25 pm

Downed tree at red 5 cleared and the trail mowed today. It's in great shape.



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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby golfbum » September 6th, 2014, 3:09 am

Dead branch down at Y7. This is at the cut-thru that goes to the park trail just short of the dead tree. Limbs can be crossed with care until further action is taken.
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Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » September 7th, 2014, 5:18 pm

Trees at Y7 and also near Y18 are now cleared. I rode thru today and the whole trail is clear.

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Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » September 14th, 2014, 7:33 pm

Rode thru this afternoon. It looks like there was some additional trail work by UKHiker and golfbum. Thanks! The trails in great shape but not much color starting in the leaves yet.

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Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » September 20th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Mowed the trail today for what should be the last time this year. The trail is in good riding shape. Crossed paths with a bunch of new users today: one new rider and a handful of hikers. Its great to see the trail getting used more and more.

Not much change in leaf color so far. There are a few tree with underlying Virginia creeper which is turning red. Some of the maples are starting to slightly change their color.

After mowing today the winds brought down a cottonwood right by red three. I found it when i was riding the bike after mowing and already cleared it. Hopefully the storms tonight don't bring more down.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby ChrisInYpsi » September 28th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Trail was outstanding today.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby ChrisInYpsi » October 11th, 2014, 1:52 pm

Have noticed several shortcuts added in the last few months. They look well done, so I assume they are ok with the Trail Coordinator......?
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby michael48197 » October 11th, 2014, 6:33 pm

Announcing Sixth Annual Black Friday MTB Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-potowatami-mba-black-friday-mtb-ride-tickets-13493899617

Come out to the Sixth Annual Black Friday MTB Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks in Ypsilanti Township on Friday 11/28 at 10 AM. This will be a no-drop group ride and is a great chance for novice MTBer's to get exposure to single track riding and be a fun way to burn off that Thanksgiving feast and tryptophan overdose. The ride will be about 14 miles long covering about 5.5 miles at Hewens Creek and 6.2+ miles at Rolling Hills along with a few miles of dirt road connecting the two parks. For those who haven't ridden or rarely ride at either trail, Hewens Creek is a flat, winding ride through meadows and new growth forest which is great for beginning riders. The RHP trail on the other hand is very appropriately named. The trial twists and turns through 6+ miles of forest and rolling hills that provide a great opportunity to improve your bike handling skills. That is especially true for the 1.25-mile Munger loop on the west side of RHP where there are beautiful open meadows and some fun pump-track like riding on the Munger Mounds. And, if you haven't riden RHP in the past 6 months, the north meadow loop of ~1.5 miles was started this spring and should be completed in time for this event.

Meet at the Rolling Hills Headquarters building (the lodge) at 9:45 AM and then we will head out by 10-10:15 AM. After the ride, we will have some pizza and refreshments at the lodge at about 12:30 PM. Please register in advance at Event Brite to attend so a good estimate of riders can be made for the pizza and beverages. Rain date will be Saturday 11/29 at 10 AM. Look for changes in schedule on the Rolling Hills or Hewens Creek forums on the MMBA website, the Poto Yahoo! Group Email list, the Poto MBA Facebook page or Poto MBA Twitter account.

Please park in the MTB trail head parking lot: enter the park, go straight through the traffic circle and park in the first lot on your right next to a big pavilion ~1/4 mile away from the circle. The Lodge will be about 200 yards away on your left.

There will be a gate charge to enter RHP. It is a Washtenaw County Park so if you already have WCP sticker you are good to go. Otherwise, park entry will cost $5 for everyone as a discount for non-Washtenaw residents was arranged.

Last but definitely not least, we have to thank DeWight and crew at Wheels in Motion for supporting the MTB community by sponsoring this event and paying for the food and refreshments.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby Sirk » October 22nd, 2014, 7:12 am

Rode the trail last Friday for the first time this year. I usually avoid it because the trail is over grown. NOT AT ALL. THANK YOU for all the hard work. I will be back this weekend. Love the new trail markers.
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