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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Highlander » April 11th, 2009, 6:12 pm

I went out yesterday & today & cleared up all of the small trees & face slappers on the A & D loops. Both loops are clear except for a large tree on the D which will need a chain saw. The trail is dry for the most part, just a couple of mushy spots. Still some snow on the D loop??????
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby MikeBl » April 12th, 2009, 5:18 pm

B Loop has a couple of soft sections but the rest is nice and firm.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Happy2BRiding » April 18th, 2009, 8:18 pm

Rode A,B,C&D today, trail is in great shape. Just the one big tree on D which has already developed a ride-around and a handfull of soft spots not even bad enough to get any mud on my bike. I stuffed my pruners and folding hand saw in my camelbak before heading out and didn't need to use them, in fact, a good portion of the trail looked like it had been raked. Big thanks to the Highland trail crew!
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby hill9303 » April 28th, 2009, 6:47 am

will the trail be ridable (a & b) by this evening? How well does it drain?
I've only ridden it on sunny summer days. I'm itchin to intoduce it to my new 29er.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Mango » April 29th, 2009, 1:44 pm

Any tree's down from the storm?
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby dduk » May 3rd, 2009, 8:11 am

Anybody have a ride report?
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby freeheal2005 » May 3rd, 2009, 9:40 am

rode all of the trail yesterday afternoon. a few mud spots mostly on climbs from drainage but all ridable. a couple of trees down but i dont rember locations.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby kcnado » May 3rd, 2009, 10:33 am

freeheal2005 wrote:rode all of the trail yesterday afternoon. a few mud spots mostly on climbs from drainage but all ridable. a couple of trees down but i dont rember locations.

The big tree I saw on Friday was at about the 3-3.5 mile mark (A-B Loops). Def requires a chainsaw. I can tell you exactly in a few hours though.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby kcnado » May 3rd, 2009, 5:08 pm

Rode A & B today.
Trees down at 3.5 and 7.5 miles.
A few soft spots here and there, but they have gotten much better since Friday.
Other than that, trail is in great condition!
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Cerget » May 4th, 2009, 5:44 am

Rode highland this morning. Trail is in good shape, except for about 7 or so wet spots, one of them on the A, about 4 of them in a 100 yard stretch on the B. The B also has a large down tree, about 18" in diameter. 2 other trees down, one on the C and one more on the return loop of B with a up hill wet spot. The D is in good shape. Rode ABCDABC this morning in under 3 hours, what a ride. Ran out of gas on the 2nd time around the C-loop though.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Highlander » May 6th, 2009, 11:20 am

The 6" tree that was blocking the middle point of the C loop has been removed.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby kcnado » May 9th, 2009, 7:22 am

Rode and ran/hiked the trail last night.
Got the ride in before the rain hit. The soft spots WERE drying up nice.....
THENNNN it started raining and thundering pretty hard about 5 miles into my run. The trail was pooling up a lot and got soft enough for me to lose my footing more than a few times.

The big tree at 3.5 miles into A/B Loop is still blocking the trail.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby jamesv » May 22nd, 2009, 5:32 pm

A few soft spots but pretty close to dry. Watch out right as you drop in, there is a downed tree before the first fork in the trail around a mostly blind corner.

Super nice day on the trail though.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby daffunda » May 24th, 2009, 8:13 am

Did all loops yesterday. Big tree down on loop c.

Lots of faceslappers. Trimming is in order.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Dirtdevil » May 24th, 2009, 10:04 am

That tree on "C" is a muther! Huge...

Coat yourself thoroughly in Deet as the skeeters there are horrible!!
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