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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Lateapex36 » June 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

There is also a tree down right before the tech section entrance, or atleast there was on saturday morning. Also the muddy section after the 2 trees was super sloppy and required a dismount on saturday. other than that everything was pretty ridable
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby keving98 » June 3rd, 2014, 7:18 am

All downed trees should be cleared now with the exception of the South/Bloomer Road exit stretch. If there's anything I missed let me know.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » June 5th, 2014, 6:13 pm

A big thanks to the tree slaying trail gnome(s). That, I'm sure, was a lot of work, especially down towards the river trail.

Bloomer is in pretty good shape with a few greasy spots. The spot after the two trees by the sledding hill is still pretty bad.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » June 9th, 2014, 6:42 pm

Looks like the park closed the angled bridge after the climb up from the sledding hill area. It took me by surprise as they've actually put up what looks to be permanent posts with signs on them blocking off the trail before and after that small bridge. They cut a new wide swath work around and dropped a bunch of wood chips.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby AaronEvan » June 10th, 2014, 2:57 pm

Anyone know conditions? Hoping to hit it after work
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Kirby » June 11th, 2014, 11:13 am

Trail is in great condition! Not sure how it is today. A few key notes:
- The angled bridge is closed. A new bridge is built about 50 meters up the trail. Trail markings make it obvious. Not sure why the park service closed the bridge.
- Tree is down near the technical section entrance. Someone built a makeshift log pile on the down tree. It is actually fun but it sounds like TC will remove it.
- Tree is down on the wide grass trail section (the portion where you can see the parking lot and the playgrounds on your left).
- Large mud pit on the second to last turn during the steep downhill section (the one with the ginormous banks). That mud pit has been there forever.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby madmike23 » June 11th, 2014, 3:08 pm

I reported that same tree down by the technical section on Facebook last night. One of the TC's responded and said it would be gone by Thursday.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby AaronEvan » June 13th, 2014, 2:05 pm

Any idea on conditions for this evening?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » June 14th, 2014, 10:58 am

AaronEvan wrote:Any idea on conditions for this evening?


I saw this after my ride last night. Bloomer still has some greasy spots from the rain earlier in the week. I completely avoided the area by the sledding hill assuming that it's still mush. The one turn at the big rock in the "toilet bowl" big switchbacks is still wet and slippery. Came across 3 hikers, beyond that I felt like I had the trial to myself for 1.5 hours.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Lateapex36 » June 28th, 2014, 11:57 am

Anyone been out since the rain earlier this week?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby grifter14 » July 12th, 2014, 11:51 am

Rode the trail today, few wet spots as usual. There is a bundle of ash trees down 50 ft before you exit the tree line at the parking lot and turn right towards the start kiosk. At least one is chainsaw worthy.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » July 14th, 2014, 2:50 pm

Report from yesterday afternoon:
In addition to the trees reported above.

Leaning tree at the entrance to the tech section, before the climb to the entrance to Art's Lung Buster switchbacks. Probably 8-10in diameter, can ride under it.

Leaning trees as you go out past the stairs to the river trail that require dismount. These will be tricky to remove.

The trail was surprisingly dry other than the typical wet areas. Hopefully last nights rain didn't make things worse.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby PK » July 17th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Really nice out there this evening. Nice job trimming nearly all the singletrack!

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