snarpho wrote:Went out yesterday. Morning rain didn't help anything but most of the trail on the south side of the road was in pretty good shape. Some water but not a lot of mud. Steep climbs we're challenging due to the slick, wet hardpack. Saturday would have been a much better day.
wow, did you go all the way around the red? i've been out there in the spring when i first took up mountain biking and wondered if everyone rode in the deep puddles and mud.
jake wrote:Does anyone know who is maintaining sleepy hollow? There have been varying posts regarding the condition of the trail from being in really bad shape to being pretty good. If there is a crew taking care of it I would really like to know so that they can get some credit for it, plus we could probably arrange to have a trail day there and get some more mid-state help up there.
i've taken my loppers out there from time to time, but nothing major. my understanding is the 'sleepy hollow trail riders association' (horses/hikers) and the boy scouts do a majority of the work. the trail is usually very wet, even into the early summer. this seems normal for that tract of land. i'm not from the area originally, but the locals here say that the whole county is pretty much built up on a swamp. late summer and fall are the best times to ride, otherwise- avoid unless you like to slop around in the muck or you're training to race in west virginia.
give me a shout if you want to do some trailwork, i would be glad to help out.