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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » August 24th, 2014, 3:13 pm

No real changes from the previous posts. Other than the mud pits, the only issues are that things are getting a little beat up and this is "liberating" some sand. No huge problems.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby PTrek13 » August 25th, 2014, 11:39 am

Agree with the last update. Although, on the west loop watch out for the area of standing water (near the first wood bridge). My buddy was ahead of me and attempted to roll through it. Front tire went in and he did the greatest endo and crashed. Its deep!!!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ChrisInYpsi » August 31st, 2014, 7:03 pm

Conditions about the same as the last few posts on North Unit today. Swampy by the Conklin connector and a few other small mud spots but everything else mostly ok except for the flocks of skeeters.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby lawn dart » September 3rd, 2014, 6:37 pm

Bald Mountain SOUTH Unit has a tree across the trail just before the #5 marker post, another down just past the #14 marker, and one down between markers 15 & 2.

This was my first time out there. Wide with gentle curves. Kind of like Bald Mtn North but without the elevation changes.
And like B.M.N., it has plenty of slick, gooey mud flats; a typical DNR trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 3rd, 2014, 7:31 pm

After riding a lap of LOHS we refer to BMN as the freeway :lol:
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » September 5th, 2014, 8:51 am

And like B.M.N., it has plenty of slick, gooey mud flats; a typical DNR trail.


Speaking of which. Rode BM and Addison yesterday for the first time in almost 2 months. The two big puddles on the first half of BM just before the wooden bridge are still there!! This has been pretty much the entire season. I don't think they will go away until frozen. I tried to ride on the edge of one of them but clipped a branch with the handlebar went sideways right into the muddy puddle. Had a nice bath :x Man was I ever cussing the DNR! All it takes is a Gator with a little trailer full of gravel to fill those. What the heck are they waiting for?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » September 5th, 2014, 11:07 am

flamingo wrote:
And like B.M.N., it has plenty of slick, gooey mud flats; a typical DNR trail.


Speaking of which. Rode BM and Addison yesterday for the first time in almost 2 months. The two big puddles on the first half of BM just before the wooden bridge are still there!! This has been pretty much the entire season. I don't think they will go away until frozen. I tried to ride on the edge of one of them but clipped a branch with the handlebar went sideways right into the muddy puddle. Had a nice bath :x Man was I ever cussing the DNR! All it takes is a Gator with a little trailer full of gravel to fill those. What the heck are they waiting for?

They won't go away when frozen. They'll just be frozen.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby lawn dart » September 5th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Sortaslow wrote:
flamingo wrote:
...The two big puddles on the first half of BM just before the wooden bridge are still there!! I don't think they will go away until frozen.

They won't go away when frozen. They'll just be frozen.

LOLOLOL! :lol: :icon_jokercolor:
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » September 10th, 2014, 1:13 pm

The biggest problem with those puddles is their location. So far away from any road. I would just bring few sacs of gravel and a wheelbarrow, and fill them with gravel.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » September 10th, 2014, 1:14 pm

flamingo wrote:The biggest problem with those puddles is their location. So far away from any road. I would just bring few sacs of gravel and a wheelbarrow, and fill them with gravel.


That won't usually fix wet spots like that. It might help for a couple weeks, but it'll just sink / get filled back in with mud.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » September 16th, 2014, 8:57 pm

I talked with Andy (Park Ranger) this afternoon, and he determined that the root cause of the big mud pit by the boardwalk is a beaver dam. This has been removed, and is currently draining. Assuming no substantial rain, this should be in good shape within a week or so.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » September 16th, 2014, 10:01 pm

utabintarbo wrote:I talked with Andy (Park Ranger) this afternoon, and he determined that the root cause of the big mud pit by the boardwalk is a beaver dam. This has been removed, and is currently draining. Assuming no substantial rain, this should be in good shape within a week or so.

Please invite these beavers to the next cramba meeting. Explain to them that they are screwing up our riding with their *beep* damns.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby i69whitey » September 17th, 2014, 7:04 am

Beavers! Mother natures re-routers.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby lawn dart » September 25th, 2014, 5:04 pm

Did a lap around Bald Mountain SOUTH again. It's a good place to take newbies.
There is a tree across the trail just past the #14 marker, though a work-around is developing on the right.

There is also a wide assortment of slick, gooey mud flats to enjoy
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » September 27th, 2014, 2:38 pm

Thanks to Tim & Shari the Conklin Connector is rustic, but clear. :icon_thumleft:
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