MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby FREEDOM35 » August 13th, 2013, 9:49 am

Went to remove the tree and fix the sign, but someone beat me to it. Trail will be nice and fast later today.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 13th, 2013, 9:52 am

I will try to get that tree soon. If you can describe the location in more detajl would be appreciated.
the sign is new and its been hit before..i have straightenedit up twice already....no surprise..thanks for the info.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mclouthken » August 16th, 2013, 3:58 pm

The floating bridge is out and when I say out - I mean OUT for a while. A worker told me it was taken down earlier today to be rebuilt. He wasn't sure, but he thought it would take about two to three weeks. Besides taking Glengary around to Oakley Park, is there another more direct way to get to the back section if you park at the diamonds?
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 16th, 2013, 6:03 pm

mclouthken wrote:The floating bridge is out and when I say out - I mean OUT for a while. A worker told me it was taken down earlier today to be rebuilt. He wasn't sure, but he thought it would take about two to three weeks. Besides taking Glengary around to Oakley Park, is there another more direct way to get to the back section if you park at the diamonds?


Try going west on the two track from the cell tower. Not shorter, but less traffic, you avoid South Commerce Rd.

Bring a google map of the area west/north of the cell tower - the land is owned by the Walled Lake School system - there are a couple of miles of ATV two-tracks out there.

Ride the two track west from the cell tower dirt road and go right at the first split and left at the second.... then keep going right and look for houses.

Work your way to the roads Secret Way and / or Smugglers Ridge, and then on to Oakley Park and to the north-east section of the Hick.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 22nd, 2013, 9:02 pm

Spinwheel wrote:
mclouthken wrote:The floating bridge is out and when I say out - I mean OUT for a while. A worker told me it was taken down earlier today to be rebuilt. He wasn't sure, but he thought it would take about two to three weeks. Besides taking Glengary around to Oakley Park, is there another more direct way to get to the back section if you park at the diamonds?


Try going west on the two track from the cell tower. Not shorter, but less traffic, you avoid South Commerce Rd.

Bring a google map of the area west/north of the cell tower - the land is owned by the Walled Lake School system - there are a couple of miles of ATV two-tracks out there.

Ride the two track west from the cell tower dirt road and go right at the first split and left at the second.... then keep going right and look for houses.

Work your way to the roads Secret Way and / or Smugglers Ridge, and then on to Oakley Park and to the north-east section of the Hick.




The old floating bridge and associated hardware has all been removed.

Today the township moved 5 or 6 forty foot +/- steel trusses to the river area. Based on current progress, it seems like the project will take a few weeks to complete; .. word from the township is one more week.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » August 22nd, 2013, 10:07 pm

Tim, will this have blockers or will width be limited to keep cars off of the bridge?
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 23rd, 2013, 7:25 pm

steveracer wrote:Tim, will this have blockers or will width be limited to keep cars off of the bridge?


Its been suggested in the past - hopefully this will be part of the plan. Will find out next week..
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 28th, 2013, 8:50 pm

Bridge may done by the weekend - here a some images from tonight...
hopefully these links will work - imageshake site changed and I can't get the correct forum size image link :-(

The new bridge is much longer and higher off the ground than the old one.

http://imageshack.com/a/img401/4893/vtdx.jpg
https://imageshack.com/i/b9xt16j
https://imageshack.com/i/5g9tabj

No word yet on vehicle barrier installation.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » August 29th, 2013, 12:25 pm

I wonder how they are going to rust proof those trusses? They look like just primer.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby yeastybeaver » August 29th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Yea i was just down there couple hours ago when they were working on it seems really nice so far and they said they hope to have it done this weekend. Im excited for it for sure.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » August 29th, 2013, 7:18 pm

Bridge is open
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » August 29th, 2013, 9:36 pm

Dayum, that look$ like a lot of buck$ for that bridge! Very nice!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mclouthken » August 30th, 2013, 9:14 pm

There's a good size tree down at mile 1.4, right before the house with the trampoline. A chain saw would be best.
The new bridge is fantastic
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jbone » September 2nd, 2013, 6:35 pm

Surprisingly sandy out there today. Big tree still across the trail @ 1.4 in.

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » September 5th, 2013, 7:41 am

if the tree is still there I will get it today.
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