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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 22nd, 2013, 9:51 am

Not in Pinckney.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby iamkickstand » July 22nd, 2013, 9:53 am

MLKuhl wrote:Beautiful morning for a ride! Was on trail at 7:15 and trail was in great shape. The 3 trees that are down are at 7 miles right by the hand pump, you can ride around that one. Will require small saw to clear trail. Second one is at about 10 miles in right after the small hill with the bench, bigger saw and have to portage that one. Third one is I think about 11ish miles in, just after you cross the last dirt road on farthest loop, small saw required and have to portage that one also. Deer flies are horrible but bug spray made them tolerable, keep your mouth closed though!!



There is one tree down just after patterson road, will need a saw.

The other is the one described above just after the dirt road you cross after patterson, a hand saw should do it.

There is also one large tree down that will need a saw closer to the 13-15ish mile area, I can't recall to be honest, I don't know that trail well at all.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 22nd, 2013, 10:10 am

teach58 wrote:Is it raining up there today?

Slight drizzle last night....trail should be fine.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 22nd, 2013, 4:58 pm

Got the two "in the back" . Didn't get the one by the pump. Is that a Blind Lk. location ?
Thanks for the report MLKuhl and iamkickstand. Chi. Well at least you posted up. :wink:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Chi » July 22nd, 2013, 6:25 pm

Sorry but I'm not familiar enough with the trail to name landmarks. Glad others chimed in.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby iamkickstand » July 22nd, 2013, 7:15 pm

The one that is by the pump is at one of the campsites by the lake well before the cutoff/shortcut. It is not a huge deal because there is a slight part of the campground road/trail that you can follow to get around the tree.

The other I described near the 13-15ish mile mark may be on the crooked lake loop, its on a blind corner to teh left as you start a little downhill section, not blind enough to cause issues, but huge enought o kill your flow. :mrgreen:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 22nd, 2013, 8:21 pm

The other I described near the 13-15ish mile mark may be on the crooked lake loop, its on a blind corner to teh left as you start a little downhill section, not blind enough to cause issues, but huge enought o kill your flow.

That was the big one on the N.Loop/Gosling Loop. It's gone.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 23rd, 2013, 6:04 pm

Radar certainly looked like the trail got some rain today. Looks clear (& cold?) for morning however. Sound about right?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 23rd, 2013, 6:33 pm

Yep. :D
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 24th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Great trail conditions today. No bugs! Tree by pump still there but easy way around.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby BigfootDenny » July 29th, 2013, 9:17 pm

Tentatively planning on riding out to Poto for a couple loops tomorrow AM.... hoping someone can give an update on trail conditions... would prefer not to be a total mudfest...
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Scott_Lobbestael » August 1st, 2013, 11:59 am

Denis, like that day we both crashed on Gosling Lake loop? lol, you just missed the punji sticks by the new swamp shortcut. Hope to see you out there again. Thanks again to all you guys doing all the trail maintenance, your work is appreciated by many of us.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby BigfootDenny » August 1st, 2013, 12:32 pm

Scott -- I remember that... but not fondly ;-)
I rode the trail Tuesday with G. Cook and it was in perfect condition.... but rains last couple days may have changed things...

If anyone can update conditions today, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Scott_Lobbestael » August 1st, 2013, 1:06 pm

I am planning on leaving from Patterson lake (Gosling Lake Loop) parking lot at 5:00 P.M. I rode yesterday before that frog strangler we got, so I'm not sure how wet the trails are, but they drain pretty well.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby shopsonian » August 2nd, 2013, 3:02 pm

How wet are the trails? Or better yet, how wet will they be in the morning?
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