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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » March 10th, 2011, 6:54 am

during my road ride thru ILRA tuesday afternoon i noticed several locations where the trail parallels or crosses the road that people had tried to ride thru heavy mud, thin ice, &/or melting snow. unless the trail freezes overnite, there is no way that blue or yellow is ridable right now.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » March 10th, 2011, 9:21 am

"road" the trail. he is f**kin with ya.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby marsh283 » March 10th, 2011, 10:41 am

Sorry, I misspoke. I "rode" ILRA that night. Everything still had a decent layer of ice on it so I really didnt get too much into the mud
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby Bernard Smith » March 11th, 2011, 11:06 pm

The other day I went from the trail head area, north towards Kensington. There was only one spot, about a mile north, that I wish I had my hand saw to clear the way. Otherwise clear sailing. Oh, I forgot to say, I was in my kyak.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » March 11th, 2011, 11:21 pm

Bernard Smith wrote:The other day I went from the trail head area, north towards Kensington. I was in my kyak.


Man that must be wet out there!
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby eatworksleepdie » March 12th, 2011, 9:03 am

what's the latest?! i need to start riding like yesterday. I'm going crazy! :D:
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » March 14th, 2011, 8:14 am

The paved path and the road are both in great shape. Not so much the MTB trail. AVOID except for very early AM.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake 3/15/11

Postby ibisman » March 15th, 2011, 12:52 pm

The trail at 8:30 am was ice covered and fast! Both loops blue and yellow were nice. Just started to get melting after 1 lap.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby Bernard Smith » March 15th, 2011, 9:55 pm

That looks great. Wish I wasn't dealing with the flu bug. Ice conditions may soon be over.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby DNR Island Lake » March 18th, 2011, 7:37 am

Just a heads up on the park gates...we should start locking them around March 29th. So the park gates will only be open 8am-10pm once again.

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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby DNR Island Lake » March 18th, 2011, 7:38 am

I have a question for you guys that know the mileage on the trails.

Are the carsonite mile markers for the blue and yellow trails correct?

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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » March 18th, 2011, 10:34 am

Pretty close.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby bmiller » March 18th, 2011, 6:12 pm

How is the trail today? Planning on hitting both loops tomorrow.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby plaindave » March 18th, 2011, 10:25 pm

Unless you can get out there early in the morning when the trail is frozen don't ride. And since it's not supposed to get below freezing this weekend - don't ride.

That is unless you you plan on riding the paved trail. That is clean and dry.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » March 19th, 2011, 5:20 am

With warm overnight temps this trail should be avoided. Please ride the paved trail until until the spring thaw is complete.
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