MCMBA: Proud Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 6th, 2013, 8:06 pm

J/C wrote:The only part that's "bad" is the tail end of loop 4, the section from Child's Lake Rd to the RR tracks. There are some overhanging branches that could be taken care of in 15 minutes with a pair of pruners.
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John's an optimist! Actually, if you don't bleed from the thorn cuts, he's right, its not bad for August in the bush, Proud Lake Style. :wink:

I went out Sunday to get the stuff on L4 but someone beat me to it.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 22nd, 2013, 9:07 pm

Trails in great shape, saw a few tire tracks out there tonight and saw one biker on each of the two previous rides... still overgrown but much better than last post and it will only get better.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » September 5th, 2013, 8:28 pm

One tree still down on L1 south of wixom rd access...5 min job with chainsaw
Tree down on dirt rd south of campground...dnr will eventually get it
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » September 18th, 2013, 8:31 pm

Thanks for all the work J/C. Going to try to run though there this weekend. How is loop 4? Either its the most fun downhill around, or its the most washed one depending on the weather...
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » September 22nd, 2013, 8:21 pm

Rode loops 3 and 4. Clear, but the first part of the downhill on loop 4 is crazy washed-out. The second and third parts (just before and after Child's lake road) are in good shape. Great Iceman training!
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby davedejonge » October 9th, 2013, 8:51 am

yes,

that creek is Norton Creek...

the straightest creek I have ever seen... I assume it must have been dredged at one time.

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=42.5655 ... 56924&z=14

Do you guys ever ride the boy scout bridge?
I'm afraid to go thru there in any time but the middle of winter when I know its frozen... it so wet and soupy
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » November 13th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Only Proud Lake could have a dead deer blocking the trail.... That's another reason to love it...
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby mwilson7 » November 24th, 2013, 7:06 am

The deer wasn't that much of an object as you could easily bunny hop over it....... never thought I would do that.......
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby davedejonge » March 5th, 2014, 10:50 pm

I've put most of the Loops and shortcuts in proud lake up on Google Map Maker now... If any of you guys using Google mapmaker you can approve my edits and hopefull soon we will see the loops on google maps ( much of loop 4 should be showing already - see link below for loop 4 )https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5637727,-83.58338,2261m/data=!3m1!1e3
Once approved loops 1 - 3 and many of the shortcuts should also be showing too.

This will hopefully allow someone to pull out their smartphone on the trail and see their exact location on the map and see the trail at the same time.


If your not familiar, google allows you and me to make changes to the maps we see when your are looking at maps.google.com
you can add trails and roads and etc.
check it out at the following link.
http://www.google.com/mapmaker
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » April 25th, 2014, 7:23 am

The south section of loop 4, notoriously slow to dry, is ridable and nearly bone-dry. Last night's ride featured a near-collision with a wild turkey on the loop 2 bypass - scared the crap out of me....also cleared ALL climbs on L3 for the first time riding out there for more than a decade, fun stuff!!
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » May 10th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Proud Lake loop 4 has one bad spot north of Child's Lake Road. Had to walk. Other than that it is OK, but needs riders. I think I was the only bike track I saw on loop 4, and not much on loop 2 either. Can't report on loops 3 or 1.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Builder-Bill » February 9th, 2016, 12:16 pm

Proud lake is in perfect shape to ride... A hidden gem for Fat Bikes.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby jlrotax583 » February 20th, 2016, 7:31 am

Thanks Hermannator!
This isn't my first time camping there so I am familiar with the routes.
Just the first time we will be camping there in the spring so I wasn't sure how soon
people were usually able to get out on the trails.
I am usually on Lot 95 in the Puma Trailer burgundy Chevy if you are cruising through for a ride.
Thanks again!!!
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » December 4th, 2016, 4:44 pm

Looks like this thread is missing posts for March 2016 to present....I've noticed the same issue elsewhere on this forum
Anyway ..tree is still down on the L2/L3 shortcut...on the 3 side of the RR tracks...about 40ft from the RR tracks
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » December 4th, 2016, 4:45 pm

Looks like this thread is missing posts for March 2016 to present....I've noticed the same issue elsewhere on this forum
Anyway ..tree is still down on the L2/L3 shortcut...on the 3 side of the RR tracks...about 40ft from the RR tracks
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