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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » June 28th, 2010, 11:01 am

The "official" trailhead (since '08, anyway) is approximately here, just over the little bridge past the playground/concession stand. The old trail head is the one off to the left just before the superintendent's residence and maintenance office. Either one is usable. You just miss some stuff with the old trailhead.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby NovaraAspen » June 28th, 2010, 11:42 am

utabintarbo wrote:The "official" trailhead (since '08, anyway) is approximately here, just over the little bridge past the playground/concession stand. The old trail head is the one off to the left just before the superintendent's residence and maintenance office. Either one is usable. You just miss some stuff with the old trailhead.

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Is this where the trail crosses the paved path right after the "log ride"?
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » June 28th, 2010, 12:03 pm

NovaraAspen wrote:Is this where the trail crosses the paved path right after the "log ride"?


Close. It's a bit before that (closer to the parking lot, off the same paved path). HTH.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby fizgig » June 28th, 2010, 2:05 pm

that bridge used to seem so narrow to me like a skinny, now it seems kinda wide.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby DetroitKitty » July 1st, 2010, 12:44 pm

I guess I should have read the last couple of pages to see about the trail conditions, but I didn't think to because being July I figured the trail was fine.... then I encountered that darn tree! was not expected. It looks like it has been down a few days, is the DNR going to do anything about it?
In this type of instance I don't understand why we couldn't just go in there and take care of it. It can be so complicated at times.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 1st, 2010, 12:51 pm

DetroitKitty wrote:I guess I should have read the last couple of pages to see about the trail conditions, but I didn't think to because being July I figured the trail was fine.... then I encountered that darn tree! was not expected. It looks like it has been down a few days, is the DNR going to do anything about it?
In this type of instance I don't understand why we couldn't just go in there and take care of it. It can be so complicated at times.


1) It's not a DNR park.
2) All parks are underfunded and understaffed right now.
3) The parks maintain the non-single track.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby wingzz » July 1st, 2010, 2:49 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
DetroitKitty wrote:I guess I should have read the last couple of pages to see about the trail conditions, but I didn't think to because being July I figured the trail was fine.... then I encountered that darn tree! was not expected. It looks like it has been down a few days, is the DNR going to do anything about it?
In this type of instance I don't understand why we couldn't just go in there and take care of it. It can be so complicated at times.


1) It's not a DNR park.
2) All parks are underfunded and understaffed right now.
3) The parks maintain the non-single track.




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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby gtrowbridge » July 2nd, 2010, 7:29 am

wingzz wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
DetroitKitty wrote:I guess I should have read the last couple of pages to see about the trail conditions, but I didn't think to because being July I figured the trail was fine.... then I encountered that darn tree! was not expected. It looks like it has been down a few days, is the DNR going to do anything about it?
In this type of instance I don't understand why we couldn't just go in there and take care of it. It can be so complicated at times.


1) It's not a DNR park.
2) All parks are underfunded and understaffed right now.
3) The parks maintain the non-single track.




Most parks won't allow volunteers to use power tools due to insurance liabilities


DNR also limits who can use chainsaws. I've often thought about getting one of those big 5ft logging saws with 4 inch teeth on it. They probably wouldn't have a problem with that...although you could still slice right through your leg with it. Go figure.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 2nd, 2010, 9:13 am

Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby wingzz » July 2nd, 2010, 9:36 am

c0nsumer wrote:Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.


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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » July 2nd, 2010, 9:40 am

c0nsumer wrote:Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.


The damned vegetation grows fast enough as it is. :evil:

Big thanks to Shari and the Critter Crew (Emma, Kyle, and Eric) for the trimming. It really kinda needed it. :P
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby mr_opjones » July 2nd, 2010, 9:58 am

c0nsumer wrote:Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.


Too wet or too dry, sounds like the trail needs some leaves.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » July 2nd, 2010, 10:18 am

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Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now.

Stony is similar except you have to add marbles on top of the pavement.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby dirt » July 2nd, 2010, 10:32 am

c0nsumer wrote:Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.


i.e. "I crashed last night, so it much be the trail"
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 2nd, 2010, 10:38 am

dirt wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:Addison may as well be pavement with a light coating of talcum powder right now. I'd almost say that it's too firm, as it's not tacky in the least.

Perhaps we should install a nice sensor and irrigation system along the length of the trail.


i.e. "I crashed last night, so it much be the trail"
:wink: :mrgreen:


I'm sorta prone to washing out my front wheel anyway. :P

(I didn't actually mean that as a complaint... Addison is top notch right now.)
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