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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 9th, 2013, 7:28 pm

the trail grew another 3/4 mile today! Thanks to all the 25+ volunteers and Freewheeler Bikes for the Mitten Brewery pizza. If you want to ride the roughed in section (still needs work) take the connector towards Egypt Valley road as if you are going to the Game Area, about 1/2 way there turn right at the pink ribbons, this section was roughed in a month ago, ride that to the bottom of the hill and you will exit near the triple chair. Look for the green electric box behind the triple chair station and ride the new trail until it exits on the old two track near the shack, for now ride back down the way you came or take the sandy two-track back to the lodge. We should have a 9 mile lap one all is said and done! Look for another trail day soon if weather permits or at the latest next spring.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » November 19th, 2013, 3:53 pm

5 - 6 trees down due to the storms on Sunday needing a chainsaw. In order as you ride:

1 on 1st downhill after Up the Gut right before the switchback
1 on the way up to Plite's Peak and 1 at the top
2 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run Down
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 19th, 2013, 4:02 pm

Mike_D wrote:5 - 6 trees down due to the storms on Sunday needing a chainsaw. In order as you ride:

1 on 1st downhill after Up the Gut right before the switchback
1 on the way up to Plite's Peak and 1 at the top
2 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run Down
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond



crap, thanks for the report :evil:
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » November 19th, 2013, 4:29 pm

RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:5 - 6 trees down due to the storms on Sunday needing a chainsaw. In order as you ride:

1 on 1st downhill after Up the Gut right before the switchback
1 on the way up to Plite's Peak and 1 at the top
2 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run Down
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond



crap, thanks for the report :evil:


I could meet you out there tomorrow if you wanted some help wrestling the logs around and then I could lead you right to them. Actually thought about getting another ride out there tomorrow anyway before the weather turns to crap. Email me if you need some help.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 19th, 2013, 4:57 pm

Mike_D wrote:
RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:5 - 6 trees down due to the storms on Sunday needing a chainsaw. In order as you ride:

1 on 1st downhill after Up the Gut right before the switchback
1 on the way up to Plite's Peak and 1 at the top
2 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run Down
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond



crap, thanks for the report :evil:


I could meet you out there tomorrow if you wanted some help wrestling the logs around and then I could lead you right to them. Actually thought about getting another ride out there tomorrow anyway before the weather turns to crap. Email me if you need some help.


Thanks but I am all booked up tomorrow
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Bmod530 » November 19th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Mike_D wrote:
RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:5 - 6 trees down due to the storms on Sunday needing a chainsaw. In order as you ride:

1 on 1st downhill after Up the Gut right before the switchback
1 on the way up to Plite's Peak and 1 at the top
2 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run Down
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond



crap, thanks for the report :evil:


I could meet you out there tomorrow if you wanted some help wrestling the logs around and then I could lead you right to them. Actually thought about getting another ride out there tomorrow anyway before the weather turns to crap. Email me if you need some help.


We cleared 4 or 5 downed trees from the trail tonight, only 2 we couldn't move, one after the peak, and one on the triple run down. Sticks and twigs are more of an issue now.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » November 19th, 2013, 9:55 pm

Thanks Bmod!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » November 20th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Speaking of the peak...last time I rode out at CSA there were some rectangular diggings at the top of plites peak. Looked like the start of shallow graves or an Army tactical shooting position. Any clues as to what the are? Noticed the plites peak sign is gone as well. The holes did not interfere with the trail just look weird.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 20th, 2013, 8:40 pm

gtrowbridge wrote:Speaking of the peak...last time I rode out at CSA there were some rectangular diggings at the top of plites peak. Looked like the start of shallow graves or an Army tactical shooting position. Any clues as to what the are? Noticed the plites peak sign is gone as well. The holes did not interfere with the trail just look weird.

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some kids were caught digging the hole, probably 4-5' deep :shock: and were asked to fill it in. The reason they gave was for the *beep* of it :roll:
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » November 20th, 2013, 10:10 pm

RickPlite wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:Speaking of the peak...last time I rode out at CSA there were some rectangular diggings at the top of plites peak. Looked like the start of shallow graves or an Army tactical shooting position. Any clues as to what the are? Noticed the plites peak sign is gone as well. The holes did not interfere with the trail just look weird.

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some kids were caught digging the hole, probably 4-5' deep :shock: and were asked to fill it in. The reason they gave was for the *beep* of it :roll:


Interesting. Same reason I gave to grown ups when I got caught doing something and I didn't want to tell them the real reason.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » November 20th, 2013, 10:20 pm

As of Wed. Evening there are still 3-1/2 trees down needing some chainsaw love. In order as you ride:

1 on the way up to Plite's Peak 1/2 across the trail
1 on the section after the fast 2 track downhill after Plite's Peak where you turn left at the 2 cinderblocks and stick
1 near the bottom of the Triple Run
1 (kinda) on the new Triple Chair Lift right by the 1st little pond. The tip of this pine sticks out across the trail
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby John_H » November 21st, 2013, 9:57 am

RickPlite wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:Speaking of the peak...last time I rode out at CSA there were some rectangular diggings at the top of plites peak. Looked like the start of shallow graves or an Army tactical shooting position. Any clues as to what the are? Noticed the plites peak sign is gone as well. The holes did not interfere with the trail just look weird.

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some kids were caught digging the hole, probably 4-5' deep :shock: and were asked to fill it in. The reason they gave was for the *beep* of it :roll:


I thought the "Plite's Peak" sign was down and being changed to "Plite's Grave" :)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 21st, 2013, 10:41 am

John_H wrote:
RickPlite wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:Speaking of the peak...last time I rode out at CSA there were some rectangular diggings at the top of plites peak. Looked like the start of shallow graves or an Army tactical shooting position. Any clues as to what the are? Noticed the plites peak sign is gone as well. The holes did not interfere with the trail just look weird.

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some kids were caught digging the hole, probably 4-5' deep :shock: and were asked to fill it in. The reason they gave was for the *beep* of it :roll:


I thought the "Plite's Peak" sign was down and being changed to "Plite's Grave" :)

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » November 23rd, 2013, 4:32 pm

Cannonsburg Winter Trails Program

• Beginning December 9, 2013 Cannonsburg will require a trail pass to ride on any of the MTB trails until the ski season ends.
• Daily trail pass will be $5 and can be purchased at the ticket counter.
• A season pass will be $30 and can be purchased at the main office.
• There will be approximately 3 miles of trails groomed for Fat bikes.
• Minimum tire width of 3.8” is required once trails are groomed.
• If there is no snow cover, minimum tire size does not apply.
• All MTB trails are open to riding, but require $5 trail pass.
• All trails to be accessed via main bridge.
• There will be no access via the connector from Egypt Valley Rd.
• Rental Fat bikes will available from the rental building.
• Bikes are not allowed on the ski hill except in designated areas.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Bigtymer » November 25th, 2013, 7:37 am

RickPlite wrote:Cannonsburg Winter Trails Program

• Beginning December 9, 2013 Cannonsburg will require a trail pass to ride on any of the MTB trails until the ski season ends.
• Daily trail pass will be $5 and can be purchased at the ticket counter.
• A season pass will be $30 and can be purchased at the main office.
• There will be approximately 3 miles of trails groomed for Fat bikes.
• Minimum tire width of 3.8” is required once trails are groomed.
• If there is no snow cover, minimum tire size does not apply.
• All MTB trails are open to riding, but require $5 trail pass.
• All trails to be accessed via main bridge.
• There will be no access via the connector from Egypt Valley Rd.
• Rental Fat bikes will available from the rental building.
• Bikes are not allowed on the ski hill except in designated areas.


Just curious, why do you need a 3.8 tire to ride on snow?:) I've ridden in snow with 2.5's just fine:)
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