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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Builder-Bill » March 31st, 2010, 4:51 pm

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how long does the trail take? Starting to wonder if a lunch ride would work."
C loop is about 2.5 miles Long. It will take you about 20 to 25 min riding, at a good pace..
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby redwoods22 » April 1st, 2010, 8:13 pm

just tried the emergency cut today for the first time.. the cut is very well marked and is right across the road from an alternative entrance to the field trials course (do not use the first 2 trails past Cooley lake as I did today, both are hiking trails.)

first time back on c loop and it was fun, although not as technical as I thought it would be.. reminds me of Milford trail.. quick question for those that walked the trail last weekend: whats up with the small hooved animal leg hanging from a tree about 1 3/4 mile in? at first I thought it was the remains of a deer kill, but at second glance it looked to have white and black hair on it.. my thought was a goat leg at which point I decided I didnt want any part of goat sacrifices and high tailed it outta there.. anyone else see it during the trail day?
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mtbfree » April 3rd, 2010, 1:19 pm

redwoods22 wrote:whats up with the small hooved animal leg hanging from a tree about 1 3/4 mile in? at first I thought it was the remains of a deer kill, but at second glance it looked to have white and black hair on it.. my thought was a goat leg at which point I decided I didnt want any part of goat sacrifices and high tailed it outta there.. anyone else see it during the trail day?


I saw what looked like a goat leg hanging from a tree on B loop yesterday. Pretty messed up if you ask me.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mwilson7 » April 3rd, 2010, 2:24 pm

This is probably a dumb question but how long is the A&B loops combined? On the trail map it says the B loop is 5.9 miles but my garmin is showing 5.9 miles for both the A&B loops combined.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Mango » April 4th, 2010, 8:45 am

If I remember A loop is 3.8 miles long and B loop is 5.8 so add the together and you get right around 9.6 miles. I would say your garmin is off a little bit if you came up with 5.8 for both loops. They have 1/2 mile posts up now and they are dead on if you ask me so just count them. reset your trip on your garmin and it should read .5 at the first marker if not then you may have to look into what is wrong with the garmin. good luck
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mwilson7 » April 5th, 2010, 4:38 am

I figured it out last night. I was taking the new loop B bail out at 4.2 miles thinking that if I continued it was the C loop.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Dboes » April 5th, 2010, 8:21 pm

I found some tools on the trail about a mile in from the trail head today. Call me at 248-496-7997 if your are missing them.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby jibstix » April 11th, 2010, 11:22 pm

Rode Sunday 4/11/10 and the trail is in excellent shape. No issues from recent rain. Totally dry, non-rutted conditions. Perfect. Rode A/B/C loops.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby amadkins » April 12th, 2010, 11:45 am

Pretty big tree down on C just before the short left turn switchback climb next to the swamp. I didn't have my computer, so I don't know the mileage.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mwilson7 » April 13th, 2010, 8:13 pm

12"-15" diameter tree down approx 2.1 miles in on A loop.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mwilson7 » April 18th, 2010, 6:17 pm

Tree down approx 100 feet before the old 9 mile post.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby 2whlz » April 20th, 2010, 6:15 am

A and B loop were in great shape Monday night. Now is the time to ride - no Mosquitoes when your soaking up the veiws.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby flamingo » April 24th, 2010, 8:17 pm

Was there a fire on the D loop? There is a major burned out section out there. I guess that with such a dry spring it is possible.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby redwoods22 » April 24th, 2010, 8:47 pm

they did a couple controlled burns in and around there about a month ago..
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby DRC » April 26th, 2010, 7:41 am

Is there a new short-cut on the B loop before you get to the C loop entrance?

On Saturday, I took what looked to be a new trail section shortly before the C loop entrance and it landed me near the entrance to D loop (pretty quickly). It cut off a great deal of the trail but I was definitely not looking for a short cut. Just wondering if I took a wrong turn or if this is some kind of B loop short cut/emergency exit.
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