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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 16th, 2012, 7:24 am

gmtmin5 wrote:I went to use the connector for the first time over the weekend and found a sign off Egypt Valley Rd. that read something like "Bikers, entrance closed due to erosion". Is this new or was I in the wrong spot?


that is the old one. the new location is at the top of the paved road, you passed it
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gmtmin5 » July 18th, 2012, 1:31 am

Thanks Rick
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 19th, 2012, 9:43 am

The ski area is expecting 50-100 runners for a running event Saturday, July 28th from 6am until 4pm. Please stay off the bike trails until 4pm on July 28th, 2012
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » July 19th, 2012, 10:03 am

RickPlite wrote:The ski area is expecting 50-100 runners for a running event Saturday, July 28th from 6am until 4pm. Please stay off the bike trails until 4pm on July 28th, 2012


That ought to chew up the already sandy loose trail :( Oh well, at least the trail will be more challenging right after the race :shock: :D
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby bergie05 » July 25th, 2012, 5:15 am

Hows the trail? Super sandy with all the dry weather? Should I try Robinettes instead?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » July 25th, 2012, 6:32 am

bergie05 wrote:Hows the trail? Super sandy with all the dry weather? Should I try Robinettes instead?


Everyplace around town here is super sandy right now with the lack of rain. Luton Park is probably the best trail around town right now with the least amount of sand but even that trail is pretty loose in spots right now and lots of brake bumps in the corners have developed (probably partly attributed to lack of rain/loose soil?).
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mark H. » July 31st, 2012, 2:41 pm

FYI
Tree down about 50yrds before you get to the log pile & on the upper trail by the log pile, also going up to Plites peek. There is no way over or through the tree that is 50yrds before you get to the log pile, will need a saw. Thought Luton would have damage from the storms but that was clear, I didn't ride the CSGA so I cannot say how that is.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » August 2nd, 2012, 11:41 pm

How is the trail lately? Are the downed trees gone? Trying to decide between Luton and the Ski area tomorrow morn.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » August 2nd, 2012, 11:46 pm

LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:How is the trail lately? Are the downed trees gone? Trying to decide between Luton and the Ski area tomorrow morn.

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I rode the ski area Wed. night and it smelled like someone had just cleared the downed trees off the trail. Thank you to the person or persons that did that :!: The trail was 100% ridable as of Wed. night about 7:30pm.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » August 3rd, 2012, 10:33 am

Thanks mntn-biker

I concur, the trail is 100% rideable, not too much sand either. All of the downed trees are cleared. It does appear the the trail hasn't been ridden much lately, there is a lot of debris on the trail from recent rains/storms. Nothing major, but the trail is definitely in better shape than Egypt Valley.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby kms662 » August 4th, 2012, 10:15 am

Rode this morning. Trail in great shape. THANK YOU to the folks clearing deadfall and downed trees from the trail! :D
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Slimm » August 12th, 2012, 10:07 am

2 trees down on the two track climb after the creek trail
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby trout_smith » August 12th, 2012, 6:20 pm

I always go up the big climb at the start of this trail. Lately, I have noticed a sign that says "MTB Trail" pointing left before the climb. If someone goes this driection, aren't they just bypassing about a mile of sweet trail?

Is this just left over from the State Games race course, or is there another explanation?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » August 12th, 2012, 6:59 pm

trout_smith wrote:I always go up the big climb at the start of this trail. Lately, I have noticed a sign that says "MTB Trail" pointing left before the climb. If someone goes this driection, aren't they just bypassing about a mile of sweet trail?

Is this just left over from the State Games race course, or is there another explanation?



the TC's out there prefer to take that route so they can get warmed up. After they finish the loop then they take that climb and exit near the creek trail, turn left and head back to the lodge. They don't miss a thing this way.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby trout_smith » August 14th, 2012, 8:29 pm

RickPlite wrote:
trout_smith wrote:I always go up the big climb at the start of this trail. Lately, I have noticed a sign that says "MTB Trail" pointing left before the climb. If someone goes this driection, aren't they just bypassing about a mile of sweet trail?

Is this just left over from the State Games race course, or is there another explanation?



the TC's out there prefer to take that route so they can get warmed up. After they finish the loop then they take that climb and exit near the creek trail, turn left and head back to the lodge. They don't miss a thing this way.


Huh, I must be missing something, I'll have to do some exploring next time I'm out there. When I go left at the start, I just go straight up the two track to the creek trail, turn around and go back down. It sounds like there is another loop I'm missing somewhere off to the left before this, huh?
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