CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » April 17th, 2013, 11:24 am

Thanks Josh, the return through the woods is in good shape too. Will get that tree by the one mile this week.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » April 20th, 2013, 4:39 pm

Ron,
No worries! Thanks from a lot of help from riders Tim and Barry, the tree pile before the 1-mile mark is clear.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » April 21st, 2013, 6:11 pm

Took a long walk today on Grubers. There is still a lone tree across the trail at about 1.5 mile mark and another just past the 14.5 mile mark. Amazing what rain and a little sunshine produces. The thorns are growing and out in force.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby flamingo » April 22nd, 2013, 11:22 am

Took a long walk today on Grubers.


How is Gruber's condition. Lots of mud on the usual spots?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » April 22nd, 2013, 11:51 am

I'm headed out there now my assumption is that the first seven and return to the woods are in good condition other than occasional tree down
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » April 22nd, 2013, 1:03 pm

That would be a correct assumption. A little soft after the 2-mile mark going into vines and overgrowth. Meadows and Orchard loops are still to be avoided, too wet.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » April 23rd, 2013, 2:15 pm

Removed trees on first seven and return of East except one I forgot at 6 mile. Meadows has numerous sections with a foot of water over the trail and Orchard is a big no no.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » April 23rd, 2013, 3:38 pm

Ron,
That 6-mile tree is not quite to 6-mile. After the 5.5 at the top of the hill by the fence which you follow until you turn around and start back, the down tree is maybe 100-yds after you turn back. Not very big. Looking at the map, not easy to get on foot.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » April 23rd, 2013, 5:04 pm

Ron, Thanks for the trailhead heads-up yesterday regarding the trail condiitons. It saved me from having to wash my bike :P (more importantly it gave the trails some needed drying time). And yes that tree at the Grinder 6mi was probably a bit less than that as I did not subtract the milage from the parking lot to the East entrance on the corner of Hess.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby iamkickstand » April 23rd, 2013, 5:51 pm

Just rode the west loop again with the kiddos. the short climb after the first bridge is still a bit muddy, but always is. Otherwise the trail was solid as a rock. Tree down at 2.5 Miles, just after the bridge at the base of the wall, another big one on the climb that goes from the wall to the tech loop/return big....and finally another small one right before you make the turn to the parking lot at the tech loops exit.

Didn't ride the tech loop, it was starting to rain.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Reptar » April 27th, 2013, 11:00 am

Any update on the trail conditions? I'm thinking about heading out today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » April 28th, 2013, 12:59 am

I removed the tree at 6 mile and one at 7.3 on the the East loop and one that was down in the parking lot.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby mountainbiker1911 » April 28th, 2013, 11:03 am

Stay off the north trail. I made the mistake of riding it today, it is way too wet. I would not even ride it to get to the east loop.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » April 28th, 2013, 1:38 pm

Agreed no part of the north should be ridden for at least a week. After raining all day Sunday the west should have a couple day break. The first seven and return through the woods on the East will be fine. Avoid thorny dog exit to Hess rd. It is underwater.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » April 29th, 2013, 7:17 am

Even though it did rain for several hours Sunday, it was a pretty light rain. I expect that after the sun comes out on Monday (today), that the West Loop won't be any worse for wear by Tuesday than it was on Saturday, with just those last 5 or 6 mud holes remaining that were there when I rode Sunday. I put some stick bridges through three of the worst mudholes about a mile or two in (shortly before the raised skinny).
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