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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mark H. » September 4th, 2011, 10:15 am

Removing all those trees must of made the land owner & loggers lots of $$ but it made a mess out of the trails & woods, thats probable why the (wall) is all sand & hard to get up.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 4th, 2011, 9:28 pm

Mark H. wrote:Removing all those trees must of made the land owner & loggers lots of $$ but it made a mess out of the trails & woods, thats probable why the (wall) is all sand & hard to get up.

Like i previously stated its not all sand I had no problem. If u stay seated and know what ur doing its just another fun hill. 8)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Go_Green » September 4th, 2011, 9:46 pm

I believe logging 'flattened' the wall a little. It's coming close to re-route time for that hill, but hopefully we can maintain a good climb in that area.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby ignition16 » September 5th, 2011, 4:49 pm

I was looking at that last time I was there. That hill is in terrible shape and is only getting worse. It looks like you could take the hill around to the left a little and still have a fairly steep climb, but perhaps a more sustainable one...
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby kms662 » September 6th, 2011, 10:38 am

Rode Monday and the trail was clear, dry and fast...except for "the wall". That hill was so dry and loose I couldn't pedal up it (and usually I can).
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 6th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Please dont dumb down that small hill because u all have problems making it up. No offense, I dont know your skill levels. I did three laps saturday and made it up no problem all three times. U have to pick the right line, stay seated, and use ur momentum and its just another hill. :)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mark H. » September 7th, 2011, 7:50 am

FYI
There is a Healing Fields flag event going on starting today @ the ski hill. A flag will be placed for each person killed on 911 over 3000. The flag placement is starting today with the event over the weekend, then removal on Monday & Tuesday & each flag will be removed, folded & stored. So there will be more traffic there for the viewing & it is open to the public.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » September 7th, 2011, 9:07 am

Mark H. wrote:FYI
There is a Healing Fields flag event going on starting today @ the ski hill. A flag will be placed for each person killed on 911 over 3000. The flag placement is starting today with the event over the weekend, then removal on Monday & Tuesday & each flag will be removed, folded & stored. So there will be more traffic there for the viewing & it is open to the public.


Mark-you beat me to it. I would recommend riders avoid the area for riding with all due respect to the ceremonies and victims. The owners may close the trailhead as well anyway
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby McGurk » September 10th, 2011, 3:10 pm

Trail closed for ceremonies. Go see it. As a staff ski instructor there I am very proud of Cburg for what they're doing to honor 9/11. The new owners are great.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby kms662 » September 15th, 2011, 7:26 am

Tree down (near BW-2 on the online trail map) but not blocking. It's at the end of a fast sweeping left turn after a lengthy downhill section and the amount of leaves make it appear the tree is blocking.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 17th, 2011, 6:15 pm

Trail is sandy :roll: and getting pretty tore up in spots but still ridable. :)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » September 20th, 2011, 5:52 pm

I went out today, it was a little wet but no standing water. There are 2 trees down; both are in the 3rd section (one is right at the end of the 3rd section) located @ ~3.1 and ~4.3 miles. A chainsaw will be needed unless you're really strong... or a woodpecker?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » September 20th, 2011, 6:43 pm

LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:I went out today, it was a little wet but no standing water. There are 2 trees down; both are in the 3rd section (one is right at the end of the 3rd section) located @ ~3.1 and ~4.3 miles. A chainsaw will be needed unless you're really strong... or a woodpecker?


I'm tempted to go cut these out, can you get me some more details on where they are? Any reference point would be handy. There are shortcuts I can take to go directly to them if I know exactly where they are, otherwise it's a long walk with a chainsaw.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » September 20th, 2011, 7:18 pm

My best guesses would be here. I could be WAY off. I do remember that one was right before the top of the hill that I think of as a rest stop. The second was right before a connector trail. I could be close, but you're guess is better than mine. I know they were after the house.

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Sorry that I couldn't be more precise.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby John_H » September 20th, 2011, 9:28 pm

Anyone up for a night ride Wednesday? 8:30 start - I'm flexible on time. Get the riding in while we can before deer season.
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