NMMBA: Hanson Hills

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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Mack » January 25th, 2016, 10:30 am

SloMo wrote:I am also hoping to try out Hanson Hills next Sunday on my way home.


The only trail groomed for fat biking is the "Easy Rider Trail". If it's on your way then it's worth
a stop, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby SloMo » January 25th, 2016, 10:34 am

I will be driving right by it, twice. However I do not have a Fatbike. Was hoping someone had trails that could accommodate a regular MTB at this time. Wishful thinking I guess.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Mack » January 25th, 2016, 11:09 am

You could give it a go, since you are driving right by it. HH is really geared towards
skiing in the winter, not so much biking.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby c0nsumer » January 25th, 2016, 11:30 am

This may be harsh, but I can't help but hear an ask for an normal-MTB-ridable-snow-route like someone clamoring for summertime MTB trails that a road bike can be ridden on.

Groomed trails are still soft, and riding a regular MTB on them will often cut them up.

I'd instead suggest renting a fat bike from somewhere and giving that a go. Check with the XC ski shop / bike shop that's on M-72 just west of Grayling. If they aren't renting, or don't have good trails near by, it'd be worth heading up to Bellaire, getting a bike from Paddles & Pedals (http://www.bellairepaddlesandpedals.com/), and riding Glacial Hills.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby sisu » January 25th, 2016, 11:39 am

SloMo wrote:I will be driving right by it, twice. However I do not have a Fatbike. Was hoping someone had trails that could accommodate a regular MTB at this time. Wishful thinking I guess.


Fat bikes only now.


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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby SloMo » January 25th, 2016, 11:43 am

I am actually clammering for trails that may not have any snow on them that I wouldn't destroy. I have considered renting yes. But before I did that I wanted to know what the conditions were.


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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby c0nsumer » January 25th, 2016, 11:50 am

SloMo wrote:I am actually clammering for trails that may not have any snow on them that I wouldn't destroy. I have considered renting yes. But before I did that I wanted to know what the conditions were.


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Downstate, with studs, on groomed trails that iced over, is your best option. Northern LP has a good bit of snow right now.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby SloMo » January 25th, 2016, 11:51 am

Thank you


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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Zoo1424 » May 14th, 2016, 5:40 pm

Rode here today. The Main Loop is clear but the Outer Loop has all the downed trees I reported in December plus lots of new ones. It's a mess.

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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby lamarvenoy » July 12th, 2016, 7:21 pm

Any updates on this trail? I'm looking to hit it up on my way to Gaylord in a couple weeks.

Is it in decent shape?
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Rdnutting » July 13th, 2016, 5:29 am

Two weeks ago the outer loop was pretty grown over. There were a few down trees. It was still a good ride.

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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby c0nsumer » July 22nd, 2016, 7:44 am

Can any of you give insight on likely conditions for later today; maybe after dinner time-ish? Thinking of riding here (probably just the inner loop?) this evening.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby c0nsumer » July 22nd, 2016, 8:25 pm

Inner and Beginner loops were in good shape, only one downed tree (easily hoppable). Ferns were nuts and overgrowing the trail. Neat to see, but I picked up a dog tick riding through them. Best to check yourself after riding.

(Didn't ride outer.)
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby b_b » July 28th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Ha that's funny I also rode this on Thr July 21 evening and Fri 22 morning both loops. I liked the outer best, so much so I hit it again Friday. This trail is a hoot! Also rode right after downpour and was zero standing water or mud just nicely packed moist dirt/sand. :)
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