Western: Cannonsburg SGA

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby RickPlite » February 3rd, 2015, 6:03 pm

While the trail maybe be open there are signs mentioning the trail is still closed to bikes when there is over 4" of snow so skiers get there time too. Best to avoid as to not *beep* off the skiers
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Scotty » February 17th, 2015, 11:32 am

where did that rule come from, Rick? when did that rule start?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby cramer » March 4th, 2015, 9:42 am

Scotty wrote:where did that rule come from, Rick? when did that rule start?


Checked it out the other day and didn't see any signs saying it was closed. Saw many tracks from dog walkers / hikers that do more to damage the tail for skiing than riding a bike. There would be no trail damage from riding a bike on it vs. what all the other users are already doing though it's possible riding a bike there would improve it. This trail isn't groomed for skate skiing and it's never really set up for classic either, it's always just "packed" by all the various users.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Brock Middlebrook » March 16th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Is it rideable right now?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Mike_D » March 17th, 2015, 7:56 am

Brock Middlebrook wrote:Is it rideable right now?


Most trails in the area are closed right now due to the mud from the spring thaw. Any riding on them now would cause damage that could take weeks or months to repair on it's own.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby tsteng14 » March 23rd, 2015, 10:08 am

Just wondering if anyone had a trail report?
The ski hill gave a shoutout on Facebook last night saying that their trails are ready to ride. Does this apply for the SGA as well?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby Mike_D » March 23rd, 2015, 12:02 pm

tsteng14 wrote:Just wondering if anyone had a trail report?
The ski hill gave a shoutout on Facebook last night saying that their trails are ready to ride. Does this apply for the SGA as well?


Most likely not. The ski area trails, which have alot of sand and gravel, drain and dry out well unlike other trails in the area. Maybe another week but then we do have some substantial rain coming on Wednesday which could push that out further.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby talking head » April 5th, 2015, 11:13 am

Other than a couple of trees down and some small soft spots csga rode fine this morning. Facebook page which hasn't been updated since 4/1 :roll: says closed but we all know facebook can pound sand 8)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby cramer » April 5th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Rode it tonight, it's in good shape overall with just a couple of soft spots. Ground is still frozen underneath I'm sure so ANY rain will mean waiting longer than normal for it to dry back out. I suspect that's part of the reason it's still listed as "not ready" by FB, because chance of rain every day for near future.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby RickPlite » April 13th, 2015, 10:36 am

The Cannonsburg State Game Area is trail is back open for the season except when raining, wet or muddy. Give it time to dry after today's rain, it should be fine 4-14-15
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby ReidRules18 » April 15th, 2015, 9:54 am

Good to go :)
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg SGA

Postby the Putti » May 20th, 2015, 7:50 am

Tree down in Section 3 a little bit after the first bridge after the extended downhill. A chainsaw might be required, or maybe just more than one upper body strength challenged cyclist.
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