Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 5th, 2013, 5:51 am

Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » October 5th, 2013, 8:58 am

Scott_Lobbestael wrote:Animals are lining up 2x2..Fairly Honest Abe's Ark Sales will be busy today..Lots of rain here near the Poto..


3.25" of rain last night.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 5th, 2013, 9:58 am

Wow, trying to decide to ride or not based on info from the weather channel just does not cut it! There was absolutely no indication of that kind of rainfall. I was actually on my way up & got the heads up from this forum - saved me 120 miles of driving.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby schortie » October 7th, 2013, 3:13 pm

Anyone ride today? Wondering if I should wait another day.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Leroi Brown » October 7th, 2013, 3:31 pm

It rained absolute buckets yesterday - small stream flood warnings and all. I'd say give it a day to dry out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 8th, 2013, 7:07 pm

Should be great by Saturday.:)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bill_m » October 9th, 2013, 11:45 am

Heads up, the Boy Scouts Fall Color Tour is this weekend. You may want to either avoid the Poto or expect to go slow on the section from the Waterloo/Poto intersection (Near Blind Lake) up Boy Scout Hill to the Boy Scout Hill DH area.

http://www.potawatomitrail.com/fall-color-hike
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jmf003 » October 9th, 2013, 12:02 pm

bill_m wrote:Heads up, the Boy Scouts Fall Color Tour is this weekend. You may want to either avoid the Poto or expect to go slow on the section from the Waterloo/Poto intersection (Near Blind Lake) up Boy Scout Hill to the Boy Scout Hill DH area.

http://www.potawatomitrail.com/fall-color-hike


That link didn't work for me but this one does: https://sites.google.com/site/mipotawat ... color-hike
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » October 9th, 2013, 2:43 pm

From the link:
This is a five mile hike taking approximately 2 - 3 hours on the B.B.T. (Bill Baker Trail)
which is on State property and is therefore governed by all state rules and regulations.


So the Bill Baker Trail and Poto are one in the same in the area bill_M described ?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby DynoDon » October 9th, 2013, 5:07 pm

Today about 1 pm. BIG tree down at or about 8.7 miles, its on a fast downhill section, you may find a bypass to the right, I didn't I slid to a stop on the left, picked the bike up and went on, there was a leaner at or about the 9.7 miles also, it may have been easy to move, if I had help, I didn't. Other then that very little mud, lots of leaves/sticks, good day for a ride.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » October 9th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Thanks Dyno for the report. Might have to alert the DNR unless somebody with the time and a big saw can take it out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » October 10th, 2013, 7:51 am

It's gone.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MLKuhl » October 10th, 2013, 3:41 pm

So just thinking, if one were to start Sat between 7:30 ~8:00 am,one could easily be through area they are hiking??
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 10th, 2013, 5:47 pm

That's my plan! Hit the trail at sunup.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MLKuhl » October 12th, 2013, 10:25 am

Got there bright and early to get a ride in, trail was in fantastic shape, just a couple slick spots where damp leaves covered trail. New section on gosling is sweet! Can't remember if I even had to pedal through there, if I did it wasn't much. Very flowy. Finished just before 10 and was kinda surprised to see how many mtb's were just unloading, either didn't get the memo regarding scouts hike or didn't care, they'll be in for a surprise. :shock:
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