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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 5th, 2014, 8:33 am

Thanks for the reports , it' s gone
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 14th, 2014, 11:25 am

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby GHamilton » May 16th, 2014, 10:46 am

b_b wrote:Heads up MAY 17-18 group hike!

http://www.potawatomitrail.org/2014-anniversary-hike

My son's BoyScout troop (approx 50) are going but I suspect there will be MANY more people out hiking.


Conditions (rain) being what they are, will the hike still take place and what kind of state will it leave the trail?

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 16th, 2014, 1:14 pm

This is there 8 mi. route . http://www.potawatomitrail.com/2014-anniversary-hike
Except for the Hills of *beep* section most of what they are hiking will be fairly sandy . I would be surprised ( shocked ? )if the hike was canceled . The only damage I would guess at would be widening of the trail tread around standing mud holes/water .
Going out later to have a look around .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby schortie » May 16th, 2014, 1:42 pm

Standing water!? I guess I shouldn't plan on riding there this afternoon. :(
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 16th, 2014, 3:28 pm

So far looks good . The N. Loop will be a mud pit with the clay content .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby vette-ss » May 17th, 2014, 9:29 am

I've only ridden the full loop in the summer. I did the groomed loop this winter....wasn't paying attention to any maps or where I was, I just followed the obvious groomed trail. Is that loop open to bikes year round, or hike only? Looking for a shorter loop for the wife/kids so I don't kill them out there.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 17th, 2014, 9:36 am

We groomed Crooked LK. trail and it is open to bikes year round . Be advised that the Boy Scouts are having a hike today untill 4ish and will be using part of that trail from Post 4 to Post 9 .
Also just after Pickeral Lk. bridge there is a tangle of dead fall . You will see it and you can walk/duck under it . The DNR has been informed . We don't get paid enough for that work .
There is also 2 trees down around the fire place (Post 7 ? ) that will taken care before this PM .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Mikeyb64 » May 21st, 2014, 9:55 pm

FYI - Grizzly Man Ann Arbor Triathlon on the Poto June 8
http://epicraces.com/event/grizzlyman/
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby M Brown » May 23rd, 2014, 7:10 am

Some muddy areas on Gosling last night. Rest of trail was fine. Recommend giving it a day or two to dry out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby c0nsumer » May 26th, 2014, 9:05 pm

Wonderful shape out there today. There were a handful of 5' long Play-Doh texture muddy spots, but nothing that should keep you off of the trail. Also, my first time out there on a fatbike... Poto is definitely a great fatbike trail.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Rainmann » May 27th, 2014, 9:49 am

Noticed the first logs was taken out of the ground at heartbreak hill, when I was there on Sunday.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 27th, 2014, 10:24 am

Noticed the first logs was taken out one the ground at heartbreak hill, when I was there on Sunday.

WTF :evil:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby c0nsumer » May 27th, 2014, 10:35 am

G.Cook wrote:
Noticed the first logs was taken out one the ground at heartbreak hill, when I was there on Sunday.

WTF :evil:


Is that the long, sustained climb near the end of the loop? It looked to me like someone had piled dirt up over a log.I didn't stop to check, though...
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Rainmann » May 27th, 2014, 10:55 am

It's the last of the long climbs, around the back side of crooked. Those logs that are in the ground at the beginning of the climb before to make a left turn to pound out the rest. I'll have to look closer or stop next time I hit it, maybe thursday. Looks like it was removed from the trail. I'll post up next time I go by, or if someone else does, post up if you want.

Now I'm curious, might try and beat the rain and find out for sure today.
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