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Postby Rod » October 30th, 2006, 11:14 am

I hiked the front trail with my family last night. I pulled three 3-4 inch dia or so trees that had broken and fallen over the trail. They were too long and held off the ground by other stuff to let them drop to the ground. Although my raking from last weekend is not apparent anymore, it's actually good for the few mushy spots that are out there.

Also, there is a small "river" across the trail between the parking lot and the trail start. It's about 12-16 inches across in the middle and really soft and muddy in spots along there but nothing to deter you from heading to this trail.

PS not sure how the back section is, my kids can't walk that much mileage yet.

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Postby don_delagrange » November 28th, 2006, 10:44 am

Rode the trail last night. The entire trail is in good shape, nice and tacky, but getting back there is messy. Lots of standing water in the meadow. like Rod says.
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Postby Rod » December 12th, 2006, 7:07 am

Rode last night.

Trail 1: Great condition, a few muddy spots.
Trail 2: First 200 feet or so partially underwater in spots, rest of the trail was great with a couple muddy spots.

UNFORTUNATELY, the field leading up to trails is muckier then heck and the field leading out of the back loop is mostly submerged in water.

AVOID this trail until it freezes consistently again!
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Postby Rod » April 21st, 2007, 6:11 pm

My boys and I rode into the front trail just to the first bridge. Very soft and still has mud pits in spots. We turned around and rode back out.

I'd stay out for a while until it firms up a bit more. That mud will stick like glue to your bike.

On a side note, some numbnut in a truck decided to drive down the main outer walking trail and rutted it up. Super bumpy ride back to the first trailhead now. They also took out the "no motor vehicles" sign. :roll: jerks!
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munson park dry and good to go for night rides

Postby scott » June 15th, 2007, 6:48 am

I was out last night and cleaned the last of the back trail at Munson. Cut up all of the trees that were down. I cleaned the front trail a couple of weeks ago. The trail is DRY so we all can do night rides now!!!!!
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Rode Munson Park today

Postby victors » July 26th, 2007, 2:15 pm

and it was in decent shape. Please take off the "avoid" that is on there. The southwest loop was in great shape. There were some tree leaves/branch hanging down about 100 yards in and only a few minor weeds in the way throughout. The northeast loop was a little more overgrown, but still in decent shape. It wouldn't hurt to go through it and cut out some growth in both loops. Overall, a good ride.
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Postby don_delagrange » August 13th, 2007, 10:43 am

The trail is still dry and ridable. Cut out some dead fall last Thurs. and got into some poision ivy.
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Postby rockofgibraltar » August 31st, 2007, 5:30 pm

Rode both trails today...a little mud but not too bad. The biggest problem was the amount of fallen trees and limbs. Be careful
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Postby brickwall00 » April 9th, 2008, 4:24 pm

Trail guide shows the trail is open. Is this true, I can't believe it being ridable so soon. Does anyone know the condition of the trail?
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Postby WishIcouldcatchmybreath » April 9th, 2008, 8:53 pm

brickwall00 wrote:Trail guide shows the trail is open. Is this true, I can't believe it being ridable so soon. Does anyone know the condition of the trail?


Check with Jack's Bike Shop in Monroe - however, I doubt its even close to being rideable at the moment.
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Postby don_delagrange » April 10th, 2008, 7:50 am

The trail is typically a muddy swampy mess until the end of May at best. I highly doubt that it's ridable.

It'll probably be June before you can get out there.
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Did anyone check it out this weekend?

Postby grnd93 » April 12th, 2008, 7:47 pm

I want to ride this week. If Munson is no good, any recommendations?
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In a word...

Postby grnd93 » April 18th, 2008, 4:11 pm

Muddy!

I rode the 2 mile loop through the woods today. At first it didn't look like it was going to be bad, but that quickly changed. I'd give it a couple of weeks to dry out. It was fun anyway.
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Postby dtfd30 » May 4th, 2008, 11:40 am

Muddy!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to walk half of the trail. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby benny93 » May 27th, 2008, 4:20 pm

Tried to ride this trail on 5/24/08...The first .25 mile was dry...but then it quickly turned into a muddy swamp and a large fallen tree. Had to turn around and go home.
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