CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby squinky4 » May 1st, 2013, 2:51 pm

Any updates on trail conditions, was thinking about heading out there after work tomorrow.

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 1st, 2013, 4:08 pm

Just please don't ride the north loop, meadows or oarchard.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » May 2nd, 2013, 6:26 am

Anyone (and by "anyone", of course I mean Ron ;) ) know if the Hess Rd exit is still under water? And whether we should skip the North Loop connector for East? (As in, should we just ride the road to get to the East Loop?)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 2nd, 2013, 6:31 am

Take the road to East and avoid exit to Hess Rd. The return through the woods is good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » May 2nd, 2013, 8:34 pm

West was in pretty good shape. The "usual" wet area just after the first bridge was still a bit sloppy (heck, sometimes it's even wet in July!) but the rest was 98% dry. Tree still down just before (bottom of) the Wall.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby AllMountin' » May 4th, 2013, 2:42 pm

Rode West and first seven of East. Few minor soft spots as mentioned on West are no big deal. The trail is running great otherwise. The low branch over the trail over the little dirt ramp makes me want to cry. I want to hit the jump, but don't want to lose my head doing so.

East was great through seven. Downed trees are rideable, and I wouldn't mind if they stayed. Matches the rugged, technically challenging character of the trail. One big puddle on the return through the woods. I walked it to keep the bike clean, but otherwise the last two miles are running great.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 5th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Chainsawed the trees off the West including the return by the wall. Rode the East minus Orchard. Three places on Meadows have over a foot of water on them but the trail was firm, just the lake is over flowed. One tree is down and about 18 inches above the trail tread, some where around the 6 I think.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » May 5th, 2013, 7:19 pm

Rode West loop and all was good. Tree was gone near the Wall. Also rode the North loop (was aprehensive about it at first). It was actually not too bad! All of the mud holes were firmed up and drying quickly. And they all had ridable routes through (or around the edges) that were dry and hard. Avoid the soft areas and your fine. A lot of the pizza slices were starting to get smoothed out nicely. Came across a few dog walkers on the West loop.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 7th, 2013, 11:18 pm

Rode all of Holdridge Tuesday, removed the tree at six mile on the east. Orchard. should not be ridden. The meadows is all solid but three sections are under water from the lake being to high.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby black2003ss » May 13th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Hiked West yesterday with the wife and dog, rode the West today, conditions were awesome. Get out there and ride! Ron and his crew have been doing an awesome job keeping the trail up.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 13th, 2013, 10:22 pm

What crew? Lol There is a big tree on the ground at 1.5 on the East loop. Meadows is drying up nicely. Orchard isn't cleared or rideable.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » May 13th, 2013, 10:31 pm

Ron,
Please do not tackle the big tree without your "Crew". I can help late tomorrow afternoon if you have the time.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 13th, 2013, 10:39 pm

It's only about 14 inches and no threat as its on flat ground.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » May 15th, 2013, 5:02 pm

Apparently, Meadow is still flooded in a few places.

Any word on whether Orchard can be ridden yet?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 15th, 2013, 5:48 pm

It can all be ridden, I just cleared all of the East today. There is a place flooded on meadows and one on the orchard but mostly all good.
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