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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Rock N' Rolla » April 27th, 2010, 1:09 pm

Does anyone who spends time in this neck of the wood know anything about this "trail"? I like to drive through this horse country on my way to and from lapeer on my weekends with my kids. I haven't had a chance to ride though here though. But I came across this: http://www.dirtworld.com/trails/trail.a ... l_name=Red Fox Run Mountain Bike Trail I'm thinkin' it would be just as scenic as the drive.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » April 27th, 2010, 1:12 pm

Bald Mountain is great. The North Unit is only a couple miles down safe/dirt roads from Addison, so the two together make for a great loop.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby MountainMike » April 27th, 2010, 6:35 pm

Confirm: Bald Mtn South Unit and the LOHS trails are in excellent condition.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby craig » April 27th, 2010, 7:33 pm

MountainMike wrote:Confirm: Bald Mtn South Unit and the LOHS trails are in excellent condition.


Excellent? The south unit was still filled with long stretches of thick mud - and that was last week before all the rain.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby MountainMike » April 27th, 2010, 9:09 pm

craig wrote:
MountainMike wrote:Confirm: Bald Mtn South Unit and the LOHS trails are in excellent condition.


Excellent? The south unit was still filled with long stretches of thick mud - and that was last week before all the rain.


Couldn't believe it myself. I know the spots you're talking about and only once did I get off and walk the bike, everything else was very ride-able.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby craig » April 27th, 2010, 9:20 pm

Cool - I have been riding around BM on Kern and Greenshield, but I will give it another try.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Willrock » April 27th, 2010, 10:04 pm

Things were pretty dry at north this evening. There are 4 trees down that I came across. The one after 3 as mentioned, it's the biggest one, 18 inch dia roughly. The next is a small one with some vines wrapped around it about halfway through the blue loop. A saw and loppers should make easy work of it. The one around 12 or 13 is a problem, it's waist high across a fast flat after a downhill. That one is about 12 in dia. The last one is shortly after the last and it's a dead fallen tree. Looked really dry, might be able to use a hand saw on it.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » April 28th, 2010, 6:13 am

There are a couple of short mud sections in the south unit as Mike said. Most of them are in the section of trail that is closest to the school property and on down to the creek. They are the normal muddy areas that take a long time to dry. But 98% of the trail is dry, you can even find some sand in spots.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby MO Speed » April 28th, 2010, 12:21 pm

Anybody have a map of the SOUTH course yet?

I know the North Course is up on the home page.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » April 28th, 2010, 12:24 pm

MO Speed wrote:Anybody have a map of the SOUTH course yet?

I know the North Course is up on the home page.


http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications ... in_map.pdf

The North map is just a photo that I took of one of the signs in the park.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby fattyclark » April 28th, 2010, 1:17 pm

Hey are they still using that camping area in the South ( 2 Unit) Trail
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » April 28th, 2010, 4:25 pm

The primitive camping area has been closed for a few years now.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby fattyclark » April 28th, 2010, 9:00 pm

Rode South and North today they are in great shape for this time of the year the mud in the south are not that bad all the longest area is maybe 12 ft long, one is a little nasty and deep but it was at an end of a downhill so could stop in time. The mud was a little deep lol but fun.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby ninerhuyghe » April 29th, 2010, 2:15 pm

i rode today I didn't have any problems with mud but I did skip that horrible spot in the north unit with the bridge. The 4 trees are really frustrating because they are all in fun spots like on downhills or up hills. I hope that someone will be able take care of them. oh good news I saw the road commission out there I think they were taking care of the beavers *beep*.

overall the trail was really good besides the trees. is there a trail day coming up so we can take care of them? I didn't see anything on the homepage.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Rock N' Rolla » April 29th, 2010, 9:35 pm

MO Speed wrote:Anybody have a map of the SOUTH course yet?

I know the North Course is up on the home page.

Howdy, if you go to the Ranger/Park office off Greenshield they have a two sided map.One side with the North and the other SOUTH. :D
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