Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 2nd, 2014, 5:53 am

between flat rock hill and the next bench at the top of the hill

flat rock hill ??
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 2nd, 2014, 6:55 am

The end of my adopted "red" section at the top of the hill with lots of baby heads and a large flat rock that you drop off of to continue the Poto. The ski trail splits off to the right and shortcuts back to the Poto before the downhill to the guard shack.
The bench is the one where I happened by and got your flooded chainsaw to start.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 2nd, 2014, 7:02 am

Go backwards from the guard shack and turn left at #6 onto the ski trail. Continue another 50 yards back to the Poto. Turn right onto the Poto.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 2nd, 2014, 11:02 am

All out EXCEPT for the big'un at the Poto/Waterloo split.
The DNR has been informed.
Thanks for the trail reports.
And Barry , I didn't stall the saw at all this trip . :D
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 2nd, 2014, 11:45 am

Wow....you're pretty fast for an old guy. :>). As usual...thanks much !
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MFawley » July 3rd, 2014, 10:44 am

Hows the trail handle water? Was hoping to come out and ride later today.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby stevencourville » July 3rd, 2014, 2:35 pm

MFawley wrote:Hows the trail handle water? Was hoping to come out and ride later today.


It should be OK today Matt. I'd guess it'll be a little soggy in spots but nothing that should keep you from riding. I'm planning to be there around 6:00 tonight.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby schortie » July 3rd, 2014, 5:39 pm

Trail is in much better shape than I thought it would be this afternoon. A coupla greasy spots, but not wet at all. Still a coupla aforementioned trees down (a fatty before Waterloo and the top of a tree across the trail past the woodcutters).

A lot of trimming over the last week or so has really helped - thanks all who have put in the work.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 3rd, 2014, 5:43 pm

DNR knows about the Waterloo/Poto split dead fall .
Woodcutter dead fall must be a new one .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 4th, 2014, 9:40 am

Woodcutter dead fall is gone .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby DynoDon » July 4th, 2014, 3:41 pm

There is a bypass on the left of the tree now, between the tree, and the big stump, at the Waterloo split.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MLKuhl » July 4th, 2014, 4:03 pm

DynoDon wrote:There is a bypass on the left of the tree now, between the tree, and the big stump, at the Waterloo split.
. Seriously??? Rode this morning and wasn't that difficult to get off and portage :shock:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Critter7r » July 6th, 2014, 5:09 pm

Rode Poto for the first time today, and I see what all the fuss is about. It's an awesome trail. Similar terrain to Pontiac, but longer and more fun, with better downhill sections. I made it up all the hills except the two gravel octopus-monsters near the end.

Do the locals call it Pah-toe or Poh-toe? I had a lengthy discussion with myself during the ride as to which is would be.

Also, tree across the top of a hill just before the 12 Marker (with a ride-around to the left)and it will need a chainsaw, and another tree-top across the trail shortly after the split for the Shortcut that could probably be handled with a folding saw(on the main trail, not the Shortcut).
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Rainmann » July 6th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Critter7r wrote:Do the locals call it Pah-toe or Poh-toe? I had a lengthy discussion with myself during the ride as to which is would be.


We call it Poto (Pah-toe).... or if you're a Nor'Easter, like me, it comes out sounding like "pah-doe" :lol:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby sisu » July 6th, 2014, 7:51 pm

I call it Poh-Tay-Toe.
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