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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Mike_D » October 22nd, 2013, 2:33 pm

TeamTroll wrote:I just think people need to be informed that the parking lot is the trail head.


A lot of people still park on the road where the stop sign used to be. I bet most don't even know there is a parking lot a stone's throw from where the stop sign used to be.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » October 22nd, 2013, 5:47 pm

That, and the road gets really skinny (especially when overgrown in midsummer). Is there any way to widen the road a tiny bit?

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby TeamTroll » October 23rd, 2013, 9:56 am

LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:That, and the road gets really skinny (especially when overgrown in midsummer). Is there any way to widen the road a tiny bit?

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I have often thought about getting the road trimmed back as well. I will look into it.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby TeamTroll » October 23rd, 2013, 10:02 am

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby TeamTroll » October 24th, 2013, 8:12 am

There is a plan to clear and widen the road out at Bass. It might not be until spring. They will be cutting back the Autumn Olive and treating the stumps to prevent the regrowth since Autumn Olive is an invasive species.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby MrOctober67 » April 20th, 2014, 7:29 pm

What's the status on bass river? Is it flooded from the river at all? I've never been there before, and I want to take some friends there who just got into mountain biking.

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby The Buck » April 29th, 2014, 12:27 pm

I was there last night, only one tree blocking a trail and it was pretty dry. All in all a good ride.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby jborde » June 19th, 2014, 11:22 am

I rode the trail Saturday and it is in need of some brush trimming. Can anyone go out and trim stuff or do we need permission?
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Irish57 » October 19th, 2014, 9:35 pm

Rode Bass River today. Other than a couple of trees blocking the south side of the trail it was pretty good. The entire trail was covered with leaves as to be expected which if you did not know the trail you could get confused at certain points. But all-in-all a good ride. Ground still hard and only a few soft spots.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Chuck Moll » April 19th, 2015, 10:19 am

The main dirt road now has plenty of room from brush hog work last fall. The trail is in good shape at this time. Seeing quite a few young kids and parents along with avid mountain bikers using the trail, good to see.

People still go the wrong way on trail in part because there isn't a trail map at the kiosk or any information for that matter other then a IMBA share the trail sign. The MMBA map is not accurate for the 3rd loop and is an old DNR map which does not show the new trail head.

What needs to be done to get an up to date trail map? It could easily be printed, laminated, and stapled to the kiosk once we have a good map. Maybe also some MMBA, IMBA info for new riders who want to get involved. Kiosk is empty.

The intersection where the second loop ends and third loop begins could maybe use more clarity. That is where the wrong way riders I saw started off going the wrong way on the 3rd loop (east).

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