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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby amadkins » September 13th, 2009, 2:19 pm

A and B are good to go.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby dduryea » September 20th, 2009, 5:57 pm

Rode A,B,C,&D today, the trail is in awesome shape, the best around in my opinion.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby MikeBl » September 25th, 2009, 6:09 pm

Ditto on above, rode A,B and D after work today. Great shape all around.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby gixracer » October 7th, 2009, 8:09 pm

the wind took its toll today
there are about 4 trees total down on a,b
ended up having to turn around on c after i cracked my GF rig
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby fizgig » October 7th, 2009, 10:58 pm

me and mobilechimp cracked our seat tubes on GFers, seems to be a common occurance...
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby dduk » October 11th, 2009, 11:30 am

A, B, and C are clear. D needs some chainsaws to clear about 3 trees.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby goin-postal » October 11th, 2009, 7:38 pm

A,B,C, and D are all clear.... also a new log pile just past the 7 mile mark.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mbmoehl » October 18th, 2009, 1:54 pm

rode the trail yesterday, hadn't been out there since last summer and forget how tough it was. Everything was clear, few face slappers, but not to many. Saw a pair of guys squirrel hunting, made me which i had something orange to ride in, especially when i heard a shot go off. The color out there is incredible, if you can make it out in the next week or two, it would be well worth it.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby goin-postal » November 1st, 2009, 3:19 pm

A,B, and C loops are clear, D loop has 3 trees down and 1 along side the trail. The trail is 100% leaf covered.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby PJK » November 12th, 2009, 10:44 am

Rode A Loop and D loop with in the last week, Three trees down in D loop and one huge tree down and in A loop. Looks like someone did a basic re-route around the tree in A loop.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby ericp » November 15th, 2009, 5:22 pm

Rode there today for the first time. Did the A and B loop with Larry (who I met in the parking lot). Trail was covered in leaves making it a little hard to see some of the roots and rocks. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail. Lots of ups and downs. There were several hunters along the trail so I would be careful about riding early or around dusk.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby ommmaaar » November 29th, 2009, 10:26 am

Sat 11/28 after Thanksgiving. The conditions at Highland were perfect. I only rode the A+B loops due to time constrains. Obviously all the trees were down which soaked up any moiture, so no mud.. also they were not slipery on the rocks. the leaves actually smoothed out the trail . big difference on a full ridged. It's always worth the drive to Highland. On Friday, Pontiac was wet all the way through and muddy toward the end. You need fenders to keep off the wet and mud at Pontiac. Highland I was bone dry and had a better time with the technical twisties.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby hala514 » December 5th, 2009, 3:24 pm

Rode A and B loops today. It was COLD, froze my you-know-whats off.

Trail very nice and crunchy. There was a bit of snow on the ground also.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby WICCMB » December 20th, 2009, 4:55 pm

Rode A, B & C today. Snow was between 1-3", with older tracks to follow through most of it. I thought the traction was fine with normal summer tires, and was able to climb all of the hills except one short & steep uphill w/turn on loop C where I spun out. Didn't have time to ride D, but some friends rode it today - they said that there were no tracks to follow (but now there are).

Get out and ride! :D
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 17th, 2010, 6:40 pm

I only did the A loop, rather hard bumpy packed down surface from a lot of hikers/snowshoes. D loop only had ski tracks going through it, that would be a pretty tough ride considering the snow conditions. Went to Proud lake afterwards.
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