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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » August 20th, 2009, 6:49 am

As of yesterday, there is also another tree down (in addition to the bridge tree) just before #3 (the intersection to the Carpenter Lake loop). There were also some big logs strewn about in about the #13-#14 area. They can be ridden through.

Oh, and sand. Lots and lots of sand. :P
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby punkerfinger » August 25th, 2009, 1:44 pm

Anybody been here in the past few days? I'm thinking of riding after work tonight and wondered how muddy it is from Sunday's rain.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » August 25th, 2009, 2:59 pm

punkerfinger wrote:Anybody been here in the past few days? I'm thinking of riding after work tonight and wondered how muddy it is from Sunday's rain.


We did some of the S loop yesterday. Some soft spots. Likely no real puddles. Go for it.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » August 25th, 2009, 5:49 pm

utabintarbo wrote:
punkerfinger wrote:Anybody been here in the past few days? I'm thinking of riding after work tonight and wondered how muddy it is from Sunday's rain.


We did some of the S loop yesterday. Some soft spots. Likely no real puddles. Go for it.


Actually, I think we did all of it except for the two northwest-most segments.

But yes, as Bob said, it's real nice out there.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » August 27th, 2009, 4:31 pm

The south unit has the usual slimy and wet spots again. The LOHS trails are dry.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » September 4th, 2009, 3:41 pm

North Unit: The tree is still across the trail just before #3. It can be ridden over on the left, but it's not pleasant. :P

Oh, and the sand seems to have been fruitful and multiplied. Oy.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » September 6th, 2009, 8:05 pm

There is a slat missing from the long bridge on the Carpenter Lake loop (3-5).
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby bbarel » September 8th, 2009, 8:42 am

I rode north trails yesterday. Man is this a fast trail. If you like speed this trail is for you. I never found the "two nice-and-narrow trails" in the description and I thought the trail was pretty wide everywhere.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » September 17th, 2009, 10:13 am

Sand.

And a bit more water than was there 10 days ago. Only softened a few bits of trail.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 17th, 2009, 7:42 pm

The sand isn't really that bad. And it's only in a few sections for short distances. Just like elsewhere, watch the bottom of hills where it tends to collects in the corners.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby bh357 » September 17th, 2009, 8:52 pm

Steve, just out of curiosity what part of BM South was used for the last spring LOHS race this year? Also, what part are you using for the race this month?
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby bh357 » September 17th, 2009, 8:52 pm

Steve, just out of curiosity what part of BM South was used for the last spring LOHS race this year? Also, what part are you using for the race this month?
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 17th, 2009, 9:07 pm

For the spring races we only used a very short section. Interestingly for the summer and fall races we are using the entire outer loop west of the creek, except for the short piece we used in the spring races.

Here is a pretty good idea of the race course but they missed a little section right at the end. When you get to the corner of the school on the gravel drive you turn right, go across the end of the practice field and down by the pond. Across the rocks and then up the hill, turn left and past the volleyball court back and toward the fire hydrant. http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-st ... 2194064546
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 23rd, 2009, 5:21 pm

The south unit has a few wet spots in the normal areas but none are very large. Some of the surfaces are a little slick as well. The LOHS trails are in great shape, but the leaves are making some of the corners exciting :shock: I intend to clear the LOHS trails before the race in October.
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Re: Metro North: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 30th, 2009, 7:02 pm

I rode the south unit this evening, west of the creek. The trail is not nearly as wet as I had expected. Only a few minor spots. There is one tree across the trail at chest level between post 3 and the entrance to LOHS. It's right around a corner so be careful. I will be contacting the park tomorrow.

The LOHS trails are dry and free of debris. The leaves and now pine needles are another matter. :shock:
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