MCMBA: Rouge Park

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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby Wiltr0n » April 21st, 2014, 7:54 pm

chris_f and I rode the trail this afternoon. There are three downed trees on the west side of the loop and some seriously muddy sections in the segments after you ride through the airplane meadow. That said, the trail crew made some solid improvements with routing and built a new bridge over the fall. Once things dry out, this will be a fun trail that is quickly accessible to anyone living in Detroit. I suspect chris_f will post with more details soon!
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » April 22nd, 2014, 1:55 pm

Will covered it perfectly. We'll get a chainsaw out soon for the 3 big trees. Fortunately, one them fell right at the end of the west side where the trail exits onto the sidewalk at Joy Rd in order to cross the river heading east. The fallen tree knocked out a bunch of smaller trees and brush and opened up a diagonal line leading to the sidewalk that will be easier to follow after the part blocking the trail is cleared.

The southeast side of the trail is very soft and muddy, typical for this time of year as everything is draining and it's still getting packed in. 2 small reroutes avoid some bad spots by staying higher up, but are still soft as they are new.

Aside from having to hike-a-bike over the 3 trees and the soft spots, the trail is rideable. Enjoy!
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