CRAMBA: Stony Creek

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby M3 » January 19th, 2015, 11:59 am

My guess would be a slushy mess with soon to be frozen footprints and tire tracks on the 2-track. People can't resist walking out there even when the weather is horrible.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jalopy jockey » January 19th, 2015, 12:40 pm

M3 wrote:My guess would be a slushy mess with soon to be frozen footprints and tire tracks on the 2-track. People can't resist walking out there even when the weather is horrible.


Weather is *beep* near perfect for a winter hike.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby SteamDriven » January 28th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Any one know the trail condition at the moment? Icy or just crunchy?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » January 28th, 2015, 9:46 pm

Mostly well-packed with the odd icy spot. :icon_thumleft:
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby block » January 28th, 2015, 10:36 pm

What is the situation with the cross country skiers?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » January 28th, 2015, 11:06 pm

block wrote:What is the situation with the cross country skiers?


See this post: viewtopic.php?p=876306#p876306

Right now they are probably icy-hard like everything else and bike friendly, but with tomorrow's forecasted snow they may be groomable / good skiing and thus should be avoided on bikes.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » January 30th, 2015, 12:31 pm

Stony Creek will be grooming the Trolley trail outer loop specifically for fat bikes whenever there is enough snow.
Please ride there when this happens.
Don't ride the normal XC bike trails when there is enough snow for skiing.
The Trolley trail loop is about 2.0 miles in length and is 2-way.
That makes it about 4 miles long the way I see it. Just be careful on the steep sections along the east side.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby i69whitey » February 1st, 2015, 10:14 pm

Nice! Now the skiers can get back to hating on all the hikers who seem to prefer walking in the groove.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » February 1st, 2015, 10:36 pm

i69whitey wrote:Nice! Now the skiers can get back to hating on all the hikers who seem to prefer walking in the groove.


Why would they make that nice path for both of my feet if they didn't want me to use it?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » February 8th, 2015, 1:13 pm

I went up the see if the Trolley trails were rideable today. It looked like MAYBE a groomer was pulled through the snow at some point but at the moment, it was an un-rideable mess of footprints. I went over to Riverbends and rode a few laps instead.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Archangel6 » March 15th, 2015, 6:03 pm

It was too nice to not at least get out and take a peek - two track along Sheldon isn't too bad with the usual wet area's at the main entrance point. The pines were still packed/slushy in most spots. Definitely way too early to head into the single track. Definitely felt good to get out tho.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby SteamDriven » March 27th, 2015, 4:29 pm

I did the single track at stony today between 2 and 3PM. 99% frozen so I did not leave a mark, however others have and the pines are torn up most of the way thru. The roller coaster thru to the grassy knoll have parts that are cut up. I didn't really feel it on the fatty and tried to roll off the worst (but as they were frozen - I didn't make any progress). A skinny is definitely going to get caught up in some of them and of course the worst ones were on the corners.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » Today, 10:30 am

Ditto what he said.

It was frozen solid and quite bumpy this early AM.

Don't forget to come out Saturday, April 25 for the trail day...

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