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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby hopsbag » May 25th, 2009, 6:31 pm

Rode D loop for the first time today. WOW! Was doing well, too, until that rock garden along Beaumont Rd. D's just gone to the top of my list of favorite Milford area trails. Hats off to those responsible for laying this one out, and maintaining it. My only question: Judging from the condition of the trail, this loop is not ridden nearly as frequently as A, B, or C. Why is that? On a side note, I scared a clandestine trash dumper. Going along the ridge east of Beaumont I heard a rusty tailgate slam down below. Sure enough, there was an old Ford pickup stopped down there with some jerk who had just shoved a load of yard waste off the back. I shouted down at him about the illegality of his actions. He responded, sounding surprised, "pardon me?". *beep* no I won't pardon you, you irresponsible, anti-social waste of oxygen! I just wish there was something more i could have done at the time. I'm so sick of all the trash that's dumped along our beautiful roads through Highland and Proud Lake Rec. areas.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » May 25th, 2009, 9:42 pm

daffunda wrote:Did all loops yesterday. Big tree down on loop c.

Lots of faceslappers. Trimming is in order.

I concur. I left the trail a bit bloodied today.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby washedout » June 5th, 2009, 12:10 pm

As of noon today, ABCD is totally clear of downed trees. (just a handful of slappers left) Enjoy the Milford Challenge tomorrow.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby ihateplaindave » June 8th, 2009, 11:18 am

On Sat morning, it was the best I've ever seen it. Great, great job.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Mango » June 10th, 2009, 5:54 am

Is the trail overgrown real bad right now or has it been trimmed back? If so what loops? I get poison ivy if I can see it and don't want to take the chance.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby ihateplaindave » June 10th, 2009, 7:34 am

For the most part, it was trimmed back very well. I remember thinking that 'D' was in the best shape I have seen it.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby wolfman_48442 » June 15th, 2009, 11:56 am

Rode Highland yesterday afternoon.
The parking lot was pretty crowded, but once in B, C, and D loops, I didn't see another soul.
Some face slappers are present, but just leaves, nothing to draw blood.
I cleared out a fair number of spider webs with my face, but overall the trail in in great shape, and a lot of (challenging) fun.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby risnewski » June 26th, 2009, 4:02 pm

Would like to ride Highland in the morning. Anybody make it out there today?
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby AndrejPetro » June 27th, 2009, 11:20 am

Rode Highland A + B + D today. Downed tree on A or B ... I guess crashing into it kind of shook up the memory...cant remember which loop it was on.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » June 28th, 2009, 8:49 am

D was kinda a mess as of friday. lots of overgrowth, nearly 10 down trees. I'd skip it.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby thejode » June 28th, 2009, 9:33 am

HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:D was kinda a mess as of friday. lots of overgrowth, nearly 10 down trees. I'd skip it.


D was beautiful yesterday. Not too overgrown for this time of year. Only one downed tree. A, B are a little sandy but in fine shape. C was perfect with more sand than ever but still not much.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » June 28th, 2009, 11:05 pm

I guess, it was just my oppinion, but there was plenty of thorny vines overgrowing the trail, enough for me to feel like I was bush wacking. I am surprised to hear there were no downed trees, it almost makes me wonder where I was riding...
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby thejode » June 29th, 2009, 6:04 pm

Maybe somebody cleaned it up? I swear I don't have a scratch on me.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Dirtdevil » July 4th, 2009, 3:31 pm

Rode C and last halfs of A & B yesterday. Trail was nice since the rains calmed down the sand. There were some faceslappers, but not too bad.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby MikeBl » July 4th, 2009, 6:04 pm

Thanks for the update, will be there tomorrow. Rode PLRA today, a few soft spots but no big deal. Had a great ride.
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