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CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Todd Scott » March 22nd, 2004, 8:28 am

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Bald Mountain SGA
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Postby TheShadow » March 26th, 2004, 10:20 am

Anyone been to the North unit I was hoping to hit it tomorrow if it is in decent shape.
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Postby DaBbLe » March 26th, 2004, 8:00 pm

I rode the section between the Conklin road access and Harmon road last Sunday and it was muddy enough that I bailed out and just rode the back roads. It is muddier this Spring than it has been in the past few years. With last nights and today's rain, It's going to be very muddy. I'd opt for a road ride somewhere or maybe run the back roads over to Stony and back. You can get some pretty good hill work outs running the dirt roads. If you decide to ride the trail, make sure you have some good mud tires on your bike.
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Postby TheShadow » March 26th, 2004, 10:18 pm

Yeah after the rain today I think I will put in some Paint Creek miles. Anything outside is better than inside!
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Postby u00plb7 » March 28th, 2004, 10:46 pm

I rode it today, at least the parking lot side of the North Unit. Mostly dry, say 80%. There's still a few muddy spots in low lying areas.
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BM 4/3

Postby Steve_Kinley » April 3rd, 2004, 2:25 pm

The north unit was OK this morning, still some of the regular muddy spots remaining but pretty good overall. The south unit is still too wet and will be another week or two. Unfortunately you can't tell from the parking area, you have to get back in the trail.
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Re: BM 4/3

Postby TheShadow » April 3rd, 2004, 10:06 pm

Steve_Kinley wrote:The north unit was OK this morning, still some of the regular muddy spots remaing but pretty good overall. The south unit is still too wet and will be another week or two. Unfortunately you can't tell from the parking area, you have to get back in the trail.


Yep, I rode the North unit today and as Steve said just the regular muddy spots, other than that it was pretty dry. This was the first time I rode Bald Mt. since the "incident" last fall aka shoulder meets dirt at 25 mph. Felt great to ride out there again!
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Bald Mtn. North Unit updates

Postby tcbaldmtn » April 5th, 2004, 12:01 pm

Walked the western section of the North Unit today. I took out the low hanging branchs, no more face hits. Also removed two trees from the trail. One that was pretty close to being a head hunter and another one on the trail.

I advised the park ranger of the board missing in the bridge. He is also is concerned with the angle of the bridge due to heavy freezes the past couple of years. I might be able to get a Boy Scout troop to fix it. They may need a little help. I'll post any dates if something is going to happen.

I took pictures of some of the muddy areas and will discuss with the park management about possible repairs. I'm going to walk the eastern part of the North Unit on Friday.

Thanks to all who have picked up branches and moved downed trees this year. The trail is in great shape, and with the winds we've had there had to be more debris on the trail than I found today.
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Postby TheShadow » April 10th, 2004, 7:45 am

The trail looks great. I did notice all the work you did adding rocks to the low areas especially by the bridge! Great work! If you are ever going to be out there working on a weekend give me a shout and if I am free I will come and help.
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Postby chris_werth » April 12th, 2004, 7:37 am

When you come in off Flint street, go across the make-shift 2 board bridge, there is a large tree down.
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Postby tcbaldmtn » April 12th, 2004, 8:17 am

Where exactly is this tree? I'm not familar with that entrance. When I find out where the tree is I'll notify the park management. If it is an offical entrance they should take care of it. If not someone with a chainsaw will have to take care of it.

I don't have a chainsaw yet, my wife says I have to wait awhile to get one.
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Postby chris_werth » April 12th, 2004, 8:39 am

My bad, the enterance is off Miller road. I was thinking Flint street because that is the street that Miller turns into. Anyway, if you are coming in from Miller street, there is a small parking lot on the south side. The trail start in there, once you enter it you will cross over a small creek. About 100 yards past it you will run into the tree.
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Postby GDMarshall » April 12th, 2004, 10:31 am

Rode the north unit Saturday. Excellent/perfect riding condition. Only a few minor muddy spots in the usual areas. Didn't see any downed trees anywhere on the main loops.
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Postby chris_werth » April 12th, 2004, 11:04 am

The tree is not on the main loop. It is on a trail heading to the main loop.
The trail comes into the main loop on the furthest north/west section of the west loop.
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Postby tcbaldmtn » April 12th, 2004, 4:52 pm

I've cleared all the downed trees on the trail last week. Didn't need a chainsaw, just a bow saw. How large is the downed tree? Can it be cut with a Bow saw or do I need a chainsaw?
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