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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby 2niner » July 12th, 2016, 12:56 pm

DNR_Bald Mountain wrote:Hello all,
I apologize from being absent on these forums as of late, but I have been checking them on a continuous basis for hazard reports. The summer has been flying by around here and we have been working extensively on the South unit trails getting them trimmed back. As of last week the South Unit was finished and we have made our way into the North. As of today we are approximately 1/2 way done with the north unit trails and will continue working on them this week to try and finish them up. I also am planning on sending our mower back out into the North and South to give the trails another good mow.

As always, please report any hazards you may run into on the trails and we will get to them ASAP. I am also planning on doing more bike patrols here in the second half of the summer, so don't hesitate to say Hi if you see us out there.

Thanks,
Paul Majchrowski
Lead Ranger
Bald Mountain Recreation Area
1330 East Greenshield Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360
248-693-6767



Awesome. Thank you. Last time I tried to take the Conklin Rd connector trail in it was so overgrown , does this get mowed/trimmed also? It was a couple of weeks ago so I apologize if it has already been addressed. Thanks again!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby DNR_Bald Mountain » July 12th, 2016, 3:58 pm

As the Conklin connector is not an designated trail within the park, we do not maintain it. Normally CRAMBA volunteers through a organized volunteer day maintain that trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » July 13th, 2016, 10:11 am

DNR_Bald Mountain wrote:As the Conklin connector is not an designated trail within the park, we do not maintain it. Normally CRAMBA volunteers through a organized volunteer day maintain that trail.


A trail day to address the Conklin Connector was discussed last night at the Chapter meeting. Look for info soon!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby jreyst » July 14th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Ventured about 50 yards in from Lake George entrance before bailing due to mud at 10 am today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » July 31st, 2016, 3:22 pm

My wife and I hiked half of the south unit this afternoon and it was surprisingly dry, the usual mud pits were not holding water. The down hill from the LOHS cutoff to marker #4 needs attention, actually it needs a reroute. Water continually erodes ditches down the hill, in spite of gravel and other attempts to mitigate the runoff.

The hill was originally rerouted in 1998 as part of a MMBA trail day to avoid the original downhill that was rutted and channeled runoff. The reroute was not well designed back then but it was what the park management at the time wanted. It might be time to investigate rerouting the reroute.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » August 8th, 2016, 9:26 pm

North unit is sandy, but otherwise in VERY good shape. It's really obvious the DNR folks have been mowing and keeping things on the main loop trimmed back. Sand is... well... it's Bald Mountain in August. I almost lost it a couple times tonight, but it was still fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby WishIcouldcatchmybreath » August 31st, 2016, 10:13 am

The south unit was in good shape last night.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Rdnutting » September 5th, 2016, 3:47 pm

Dry. Fast. Fun. I did see hunters, where do they hunt in the north unit? They were not happy to see me.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 5th, 2016, 5:02 pm

There should be no one actively hunting in Bald Mountain until the 15th. Were they carrying guns or bows? Many hunters are out right now scouting or putting up stands for the deer season which starts Oct 1. But they can pretty much hunt anywhere as long as they abide by the safety zone rules. As long as you are on the regular trails you should be fine. Small game hunters will start showing up on the 15th.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby DNR_Bald Mountain » September 6th, 2016, 8:31 am

Hey everyone,

Meant to get this out earlier this week, however with the unexpected warm weather and short staff this holiday weekend, we have been pretty busy. In regards to hunting in the park: The entire park is open to hunting with the exception of safety zones. A safety zone is a 150 yard perimeter around any building, structure, house, etc. The trails are not considered safety zones and therefore are open to hunting in season. The best suggestion I have for those using the trails for hiking/biking this time of year to avoid conflict is to wear bright colors and stay on trail. That being said, here are some important dates to remember:

Sept 1st: Goose season opened. (maybe this is who you saw?)
Sept 15th - March 31st: Small Game (squirrel, rabbit) opens.
Sept 10-11: Youth waterfowl weekend.
Sept 17-18th: Liberty Hunt. This is a special hunt for youths 16 and under as well as eligible hunters with disabilities. It is a Firearm and Bow hunt. The youths have to be under adult supervision while hunting.
Sept 24th: Woodcock season opens.
Oct 1st: Archery Deer opens.
Oct 13-16th: Independence Hunt. This is a special hunt to eligible hunters with disabilities and is either Firearm or Archery.
Nov 15th-30th: Regular firearm deer opens.
Dec 2nd-18th: Muzzleloader Deer opens.

This is by no means the entire list of hunting seasons that are available to hunt in Bald Mountain. For a more complete list the Hunting and Trapping Guide is available at our office or at any hunting license retailer or online at http://www.Michigan.gov/dnr.

Please remember that this is a recreation area that was purchased years ago by hunting and fishing revenue and would not be available for use without legal hunting and fishing. If you see anything questionable or illegal please contact the park office: 248-693-6767 and/or the Report all Poaching hotline: 800-292-7800.

@Rdnutting: if you could get me some more details on the hunters you ran into, that would be very helpful to figuring out if we have an illegal issue or not.

Thanks everyone,
Paul Majchrowski
Lead Ranger A
Bald Mountain Recreation Area
1330 East Greenshield Rd
Lake Orion MI 48360
248-693-6767
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Rdnutting » September 6th, 2016, 9:24 am

Paul, I do not think the people that I saw were up to no good. They just weren't friendly. It was a family with a young daughter(5). They were not the safest with their guns but I wasn't in the other end of the barrel.

I ran into them at the Lake George cut-off. They left at sunset, I watched them leave after a last minute ride of Addison.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby SloMo » September 6th, 2016, 11:23 am

I think I will just skip Bald Mt during the hunting seasons. It is not worth the risk to me with all the other options in the area. I will let the hunters have their time.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » September 6th, 2016, 11:27 am

SloMo wrote:I think I will just skip Bald Mt during the hunting seasons. It is not worth the risk to me with all the other options in the area. I will let the hunters have their time.


I personally stay out of state rec areas during rifle season (let those folks have their time -- the woods are also busy at the start), but otherwise I just wear bright colors and ride. Never had a problem.
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