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CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Todd Scott » March 22nd, 2004, 8:24 am

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Stony Creek Metropark
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Postby wingzz » March 22nd, 2004, 10:47 am

Stoney Creek is still wet and riding on the trails is not recommended just yet.------3-22-04
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March 26, 2004

Postby craig » March 26th, 2004, 9:58 am

Two track is wet/muddy - don't recommend. However, the singletrack (hillside only) is dry, no standing water and very little mud.
I didn't even look at the flat singletrack (bridge section) because this is definitely not rideable.
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Postby wingzz » March 27th, 2004, 3:32 pm

We were out there this morning marking new trails and the singletrack is in great shape except for the pines area.
I'd say Stoney is open but would recommend avoiding the pines for another week or two still.
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bandit trails

Postby wingzz » April 1st, 2004, 8:02 am

I received this e-mail from The people at Stony Creek yesterday.

Mike:
I walked a bit of the mt. bike trails today at Stony
and discovered a large section of fresh cut trail off
the big hill. Just wondered if you knew any thing
about it? It seems to be much more than a bandit
trail, looks like several people but some real effort
into it.
This is just the type of thing that really upsets
those of us at the park and unfortunately reflects
poorly on all mt. bikers in general.
Give me a call if you can @xxx-xxx-xxx

Gary Hopp

:?

Now I have to call and make excuses for some riders that couldn't follow the simple rules.
if you see anybody cutting trails at any park or rec. area question them to see if they have authorization to be cutting trails.
we all need to police our parks or they might not be there in the future
Sorry about the rant but I hate getting these kind of e-mails
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Postby dirt » April 3rd, 2004, 2:35 pm

STONY TRAILHEAD PARKING IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!!!

The are repaving part of the loop road, and the section leading the the MBT Trailhead is part of the section. Going left from the enterence, he road closes right at the enterance to the Golf Course.

The road will be closed for 2-3 weeks, so currently, your options are.

- Park at the High School at Sheldon and Tinken, and ride up Sheldon to the enterences there.
- Park at the shorefishing parking lot, and ride the loop up the the trailhead. This is a parking lot on the left right as you cross into Oakland county on the loop road.
- Park at the gold course. About 100 yards before the Golf Course parking lot on the road leading to the lot is a doubletrack enterence into the trails.

As soon as we find out that the road is open again, we'll post it here.
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Postby luv2mtb » April 4th, 2004, 7:39 am

I rode Stony Creek yesterday afternoon, both the regular loop and the Pines trail are in awesome shape! On the Pines I only found one 4ft section before a small bridge that had some pizza cutter's! I did park at the high school.
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Postby MotoMannequin » April 13th, 2004, 10:57 am

dirt wrote:The road will be closed for 2-3 weeks, so currently, your options are.

- Park at the High School at Sheldon and Tinken, and ride up Sheldon to the enterences there.
- Park at the shorefishing parking lot, and ride the loop up the the trailhead. This is a parking lot on the left right as you cross into Oakland county on the loop road.
- Park at the gold course. About 100 yards before the Golf Course parking lot on the road leading to the lot is a doubletrack enterence into the trails.


I spoke to a ranger last weekend, and she said that the official policy is that MTBers shall not park at the golf course.

They are not enforcing it right now, because both golf and MTB traffic are pretty light, but as weather gets nicer, they expect problems with the lot being filled with bikers.

She asked that bikers park at "Shore Fishing" parking lot, which is on the left just before the road construction, considering driving the park clockwise.
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Postby Coop » April 14th, 2004, 12:39 pm

I've been trying to find out where this High School is at, and then realized that the road is spelled Tienken not Tinken.

If you're looking for it as well, click here for a map:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?co ... it=Get+Map

It looks like about a mile ride into the park from there.
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Postby wingzz » April 14th, 2004, 1:21 pm

Sorry I never claimed to be able to spell very well.
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Postby scat silvurz » April 14th, 2004, 9:55 pm

I would rather park at the golf course, then do my warmup lap on the first thru fourth holes - the bunkers there are great to bunny hop! golf - *beep*!
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Monday 4/19 - Tree Down

Postby Reformed Roadie » April 19th, 2004, 4:59 pm

Man, was it windy today!

There is a medium size tree down at the end of the Pines section. It's only about 9" high and is rideable.

The rest of the trail is clear but there are many new low hanging limbs so wear your eye protection.
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Re: Monday 4/19 - Tree Down

Postby dirt » April 19th, 2004, 6:11 pm

Reformed Roadie wrote:Man, was it windy today!

There is a medium size tree down at the end of the Pines section. It's only about 9" high and is rideable.

The rest of the trail is clear but there are many new low hanging limbs so wear your eye protection.


We planned it like that, because our first Stony trailday is coming up this Saturday!!!

http://www.mmba.org/cal_display.php?id=967&day=24&month=04&year=2004

It'll be a general maintenance day on the trail. See everyone there!
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Postby dirt » May 3rd, 2004, 11:12 am

The paving on the road leading to the trailhead was completed last week, so everyone is able to use the normal trailhead again.
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A few puddles

Postby Larrythebiker » May 14th, 2004, 12:01 am

The downpours over the past week or so have created a few puddles in the trail. Avoid riding around them, it widens the trail. Instead, slowly ride through the puddles. Conditions many sections of the trail have drained quite well with the exception of a few soft spots.
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