CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » May 10th, 2014, 7:58 pm

Wow! I have never see Addison Oaks in worse shape. So disappointing because this is one of my favorite trails. This was first ride here of the season and there was so much mud and standing water. Not all of it was this bad but enough sections where I had to bale out at 4.5 miles. This trail needs a week or more of dry sunny windy weather. Riding the trail now will only cause deeper ruts and more damage.
I am an optimist and did buy my season pass today with plans to ride the trail often this summer.
Please avoid the trail for a while to let it dry out more.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mtb_frk » May 10th, 2014, 8:28 pm

I agree it was quite muddy today. I thought just the area by the lake George fence opening would be wet, it was and then quite a bit more, I bailed out quite quickly and just rode around the paved trail and the new connector. I would say avoid it for a while.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby ilikenature » May 11th, 2014, 7:58 am

Glad I checked. I was going to head to Addison this morning... Sad.

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby bmiller » May 18th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Any updates?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » May 19th, 2014, 2:00 pm

There are reports (via Facebook) of it being "muddy in spots". Given the general level of wetness in that area (BMN + Addison), and the rain expected over the next 2 days, I'd tend to wait until the end of the week, at best. :(
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » May 20th, 2014, 2:06 pm

Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks
Postby utabintarbo » Sat 05.04.2014, 05:42 pm

As of this afternoon, large stretches of the trail are still under 3-6" of snow and ice, not to mention the ubiquitous rabbit *beep*. :evil:

I figure it will be mid-May before there is even a shot. :(


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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby flamingo » May 21st, 2014, 11:41 am

Rode it yesterday. Had to walk over many wet spots. I have to say I am very impressed with the maintenance crew of this trail. There is a walkway bridge being build over wet area by the Lake George entrance.

Many thanks to all the involved in the project.

BTW Do not attempt Bald Mountain. It is a disaster.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Toy529 » May 23rd, 2014, 8:42 am

Thinking about doing Addison this afternoon. How do you think the conditions will be ??
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » May 23rd, 2014, 8:46 am

Toy529 wrote:Thinking about doing Addison this afternoon. How do you think the conditions will be ??


Probably very wet. I'd be prepared to turn back.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » May 23rd, 2014, 8:49 am

Toy529 wrote:Thinking about doing Addison this afternoon. How do you think the conditions will be ??


Iffy. I wouldn't say "no way", but Addison tends to dry out slowly in the Spring (and this has been a particularly wet Spring up there), and then stay relatively dry through Fall. If you go, please report back.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Toy529 » May 23rd, 2014, 9:01 am

I love Addison , and have not been there since last fall, knee surgery. I think I will head to LOHS or Stoney.....
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » May 23rd, 2014, 8:15 pm

I think I will head to LOHS or Stoney.....


I checked LOHS this afternoon and it is dry enough to ride although there are a few short mud spots, especially in the first 2.5 miles and last little bit of singletrack. But the tire marks will get raked out after the spots dry a little more.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » May 24th, 2014, 7:03 pm

Rode the first half of Addison today. Except for water running down the initial two track climb the first half up to the connector was in good shape.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » May 26th, 2014, 12:25 am

Trail was in very good shape today, with very little mud. Only two notable spots, one before the longish / sparse uphill rock garden in the first half, and the other is just after the pavement. The second one just after the pavement is pretty bad and even features water flowing down the trail, so it could probably benefit from a bit of water diversion work.

There is also a tree down right after the muddy spot just after the pavement. This is too big for me to hop, but doesn't look like it'll be hard to remove. Otherwise, the rest of the trail is in very good shape. Some parts are even getting a bit dry/dusty.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » May 26th, 2014, 1:50 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Trail was in very good shape today, with very little mud. Only two notable spots, one before the longish / sparse uphill rock garden in the first half, and the other is just after the pavement. The second one just after the pavement is pretty bad and even features water flowing down the trail, so it could probably benefit from a bit of water diversion work.


Yup...what Steve said. The area after the turn off from the bike path is a bit of a mess. There's also a low leaning tree on the first half just before the tree trunk mound that you have to duck under.

I noticed that in the new-ish section just after the initial climb just past the gravel road, that horses have been on the trail and left hoof/shoe marks. Not awful, but noticeable.

Other than that Addison was in good shape and fast.

One other thing:

What is going on with all of the orange carsonite signs that are going up? It appears that there are a number of either bail-outs or short cuts that are getting cut in...are they really necessary?
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