Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Sub22 wrote:I am (un)officially declaring Highland OPEN!!! Rode it today (just the A loop, actually ) and it is in nice shape. Very few muddy spots. My bike is not even dirty. Lots of leaves covering the trail. I rode in shorts !!!
Watch out for the big tree down on the downhill just shy of the finish!!! It's pretty big...will need a chain saw to remove.
K2Beast wrote: To my knowledge Highland Recreation Area is "OPEN" 24-7-365... Thanks for the tip about the downed tree at the end of the A Loop... is that before or after the D Loop connection Were the downed trees at the "1 and 2-ish" mile marks removed
K2Beast wrote:Is a forestry permit / DNR permission required to cut down trees
WishIcouldcatchmybreath wrote:There were several groups of people out at Highland today, and it was a great ride. Conditions on the trail were excellent, althogh the leaves did obscure some roots and rocks in a few areas - nothing out of the ordinary there. There were 4 or 5 isolated areas were there was still mud, but these areas should dry out fairly quickly (all but one were on short uphill sections of the trail, the other was a natural low area with logs). I'd give the trail a 99.5% rideability rating.
We rode all 4 loops, and there was only one tree left that is obstructing the trail. This tree was on the C loop just before the "bowl" area with the switchbacked descent, and then the long switchbacked ascent. There was also one area on the C loop (about a mile in) with a lot of thorny overgrowth - if anyone has some pruners and is riding out there, this could be trimmed back in 10 minutes or so.
hockeydaddy wrote:Look'et the new VP out there mingaling with the common folk,getting his hands all dirty and such!!!!!