CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » May 8th, 2016, 4:54 pm

Rode all of "East" today. Great shape until Orchards where there are several deep mud holes. No trees down or blockages. Thorny things starting to crowd the trail in a few spots that drew blood :twisted:
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Flem » May 9th, 2016, 7:54 am

rode west -tech -lake all pretty good
but one new low snapped off tree but still high enough to ride under.
North- isnt too bad, but has 2 really bad mudholes on the back half.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby flamingo » May 9th, 2016, 2:27 pm

Rode all of "East" today. Great shape until Orchards where there are several deep mud holes.


Rode it all yesterday. Yes the mud between 11 and 12 is pretty bad.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Exodus » May 10th, 2016, 11:04 am

I've only ridden East in the summer/fall time and definitely didn't know there was going to be that much mud there. Perfect conditions for 10 miles, them bam, mud fest for a while.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby iroc8210 » May 12th, 2016, 2:07 pm

Holdridge was pretty tacky at lunch. Who knows what will happen with possible storms. Careful of trees down on west loop at .3 mile mark just after first bridge & also just after where Tech Loop re-joins the main west loop, before the bridge. Both are visible from a good distance. If someone wants help removing them & has a chain saw I'd be willing to try to coordinate times. If we get storms today there could be more to clear. In other news...there's a new traffic counting device at the entrance to the parking lot. I wonder what the DNR might have planned? Unless it's just to track how much of the road traffic is for people visiting the trail vs. residents.

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby jeffingbmich » May 12th, 2016, 8:37 pm

Cori,

I checked with Ron about us getting the trees taken care of on Saturday afternoon, weather permitting. I'll PM you to set up the time, etc.

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 12th, 2016, 9:00 pm

East was prime when I left this afternoon but a storm was starting to quake. Also noticed the traffic counter.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 13th, 2016, 3:27 pm

Trees mentioned on west are gone
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 15th, 2016, 8:54 pm

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We put this log bridge in the Orchard loop at about 12 mile over a very deep muck hole. Hope someone doesn't remove it again. Ron
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » May 18th, 2016, 1:41 pm

is that the part that was under water till July last year? (or maybe it was two years ago ... ?)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » May 18th, 2016, 10:53 pm

One of three places that are a problem. Also removed a couple trees at 5.5 and 6.5 on the esat.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby iroc8210 » May 22nd, 2016, 4:16 pm

Holdridge was primo! West/Tech/Lakeshore/North, Driest it has been in a long while. Some of the sandy corners are breaking loose...fair warning! Pretended I was 12" taller than I am & cleared a bunch of face slappers/soon-to-be-face-slappers that I can usually duck under. You're welcome tall people.

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Flem » Today, 8:12 am

i saw the post for the trail day on the 18th - going to be out of town
for the trail co-ordinator I'm happy to do some work this next weekend , if possible.

with mother nature closing in on the trails the need a good brushing / cut ASAP i take my kids on the north loop and the trail side grasses are getting taller than them.
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