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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby kyle_vk » September 7th, 2014, 12:40 pm

Road it this morning and they did a great job of getting it cleaned up already....only had to hike a tree once....over all in very good shape all things considering.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby AJG » September 7th, 2014, 6:39 pm

There's been a group effort this weekend to get as much cleared as possible. I think that the plan was to have the Red completely finished by this evening (Sunday) and try to finish the Green tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.

It's the worst damage I've seen in five years of riding there


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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby grinder » September 8th, 2014, 7:38 am

I second the opinion about the worst damage in many years (trees down). Just rode it late last night and there are some sections that now have a full view of the sky--looks very different in some spots.

Gordie & Mike were out there making some serious progress (A BIG THANKS TO THEM AND THEIR EFFORT). Just about the entire red loop is clear (there will be a couple of more trees in the Amusement park section that need work and there will probably be a new small re-route or two that will be required to bypass some of the damage).

Not sure about the Green loop...I can just imagine that it is bad though.

be safe out there for a short while until everything is cleared up and back to normal...
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Green Giant » September 8th, 2014, 6:45 pm

Red loop was rideable tonight without any dismounts (but watch your head a few times as you will need to duck under a few things) a few ride arounds.

Green loop the switchback is clear, but it gets nasty after that. I didn't get much further before turning back.

Thanks for all for the cleaning up efforts out there. This is the worst I can remember the green in 15+ years, about 10 years ago there was a real nasty storm, but this is similar if not worse.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby ReidRules18 » September 8th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Given all the damage, was there any issues at the campsite that anyone knows of? Seems like a dangerous place to be.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby AJG » September 11th, 2014, 9:40 pm

Reid, I don't know of any.

Red loop has been 95% cleared and the Green is almost there. It's been a lot of work and Gordie and Mike have been logging (pun intended) some serious hours.

The Amusement Park is going to look a little different from now on. Enjoy.


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