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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Davidpeckjr » August 5th, 2012, 3:21 pm

You beat me to the punch when I check this forum after my ride. I am glad I looked down the trail.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby mnelson » August 7th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Rode the outer loop tonight. Trees down at about 1.5 mile, 1.6 mile, 7.8 mile and 8.8 mile marks. The last two look like they have been down a while with a trail forming around them. Other than that, the trail is in great condition.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Davidpeckjr » September 6th, 2012, 11:41 am

Rode the Main loop, then the alternative main loop then to the outerloop. The only trees I found were the last two mention on the above post. And there is a trail developed going around them. There is more sand on the main loop than in the beginning of the year. And the Outerloop looks like it could be ridden a bit more. It is pack hard and was pretty good. Not sure if is was planned, I believe the tree down on the 1.4 mile extension should be cut out. The trail that goes to the left of the trail is falling apart and filled with deep sand. However you SHOULD take the 1.4 extension, it is a great part of the main loop.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Mack » September 6th, 2012, 11:55 am

You will find it takes awhile for deadfalls to be removed at HH ,if it's not in a dangerous spot it may not be removed at all. I agree though that one needs to go.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Davidpeckjr » September 6th, 2012, 2:03 pm

Just to be clear, I am not complain just informing. I have donated a couple of times, but not all the time. So I know they will get to it sooner or later. And in the mean time provides a little excitement! I have started to help with the Aspen Park trail in Gaylord (hometown). Though the trail is a lot easier to get around without walking the whole thing.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby AkA » September 11th, 2012, 8:06 am

Never ridden this trail before, any suggestions for a single speeder? Sport rider on a 96'er Carver.....
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby bh357 » September 11th, 2012, 8:27 am

AkA wrote:Never ridden this trail before, any suggestions for a single speeder? Sport rider on a 96'er Carver.....
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58 gear inches or bigger, unless you're talking about doing the 12 or 24 hour solo.
If I was doing the XC race, which I believe uses the "old outer loop", I'd go 65 inches.

You can use your momentum to get up a lot of hills :D . The "new outer loop" has a bit of climbing towards the end.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby AkA » September 11th, 2012, 10:22 am

Thanks Brad!
Doing the 4 man team with TP.
So Im looking at 6 laps of the 10.5 mile course if broken up evenly.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby MLKuhl » September 24th, 2012, 11:56 am

Planning on heading up here this weekend to ride for first time. How are the trails? Anyone been out lately? Thanks

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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Nelg » December 26th, 2012, 2:05 pm

Mack wrote:
str8flush24 wrote:I saw on the Hanson Hills website that it says the mountain bike trails are closed for the winter....does this mean fat bikes arent welcome this time of year?


That would be my guess. Most winters you are not going to be able to bike the MTB trails anyway. I just got
back from that area 15-24 inches of snow on the ground makes for pretty hard biking. Bikes are not allowed on the xc-sking
trails either. Hanson Hills switches over to sking in the winter.


I've heard the opposite, that people were riding the singletrack over the weekend. I'd call Jeremy and the gang at HH to get the scoop. http://hansonhills.org/Contact_Us.html
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby str8flush24 » January 18th, 2013, 5:14 pm

Nice, thanks!
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby vmaxx4 » April 13th, 2013, 6:17 pm

MTB23 wrote:Not for awhile. We've been getting 2-3 inches of snow the past 3 days with highs barley breaking freezing. Still a solid 6+ inches in most spots.


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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby bad466 » August 27th, 2013, 6:00 am

Has anyone rode these trails lately? Were heading up to Grayling this weekend and plan on hitting them.
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Re: NMMBA: Hanson Hills

Postby Mack » July 30th, 2014, 8:59 am

mikesathome2 wrote:How's the trails doing this year? I might be up there this Thursday or Friday and was wondering what current conditions might be?
Also whats a decent close to Hanson hills campground for a tent, just one night?


Trail is in great shape a little sandy in spots, we have not had the rain that we have down here.
Lots of places to camp in the area. State forest campground 7-8 miles W on M-72 right on the
Manistee River, nice to cool off in after your ride and maybe do some trout fishing too.
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