Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby whatsupdude » June 10th, 2016, 7:11 am

THANK YOU!!!!

We had an outstanding group ride last night and every one had a great time!

We are planning to ride there again next week -- most likely staying on the same route. I'll take a look at the east section and the section south of Price over the next few days to see how well those are drying. If you get out there, please let us know how things look. And if we can help with any of the clearing, please let us know.

Thank you again. Looking forward to another great season at Sleepy Hollow!
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby whatsupdude » June 13th, 2016, 6:49 am

Rode the ENTIRE outer trail loop yesterday morning. Everything is dry, including the East section and the section South of Price Rd. There are still several sections that are VERY bumpy, but everything is rideable. (Apparently there was a mud running race on the trail sometime in the spring and the sections used during that event are pretty tore up). But, there have been quite a few more riders over the past couple weeks (mostly campground visitors) and the trail is breaking in nicely.

The SH staff has done a great job of clearing the downed trees. I did let them know about a newly fallen large tree over the trail between markers 3 and 4, just north of post 3 at the bottom of the steep downhill. If you're out there before that one is cleared, beware of getting too much speed down the hill.

We had our first weekly group ride at Sleepy Hollow last Wednesday and it was a great turnout, with 16 riders. We'll be out there again this Wednesday and I'll post the details on the Ride Announcement forum.

Steve W.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » June 13th, 2016, 11:22 pm

The tree at the bottom of the hill is cleared.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby whatsupdude » June 14th, 2016, 6:16 am

Thank you, that's awesome!!
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » June 20th, 2016, 12:01 am

There are a few trees down and low branches south of price rd from upton south toward the big hill on the ridge. I will try to get them in the morning and then have the trail mower go through to knock down some of the high grass.

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » August 3rd, 2016, 12:56 pm

Trails have been mowed. Trimmed with hand loppers by our M.R.S. crew of students. Should be clear of downed trees.

FYI...THIS SATURDAY AUG 6 IS RUNNING FIT TRAIL RUN- 5 mile and half marathon. There are usually a few hundred runners but they should be done by the afternoon.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby whatsupdude » August 4th, 2016, 9:28 am

Thank you! The trail was in great shape last night after the mowing and trimming!! We had another great MTB group ride last night with at least 16 riders! The bumpy sections are finally starting to smooth out and the trail conditions continue to improve every week!
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby Brent » August 6th, 2016, 1:32 pm

Ran the Half Marathon out there today, wow did the horses do a number on the trail, especially on the south end. Quite a number of injuries and falls, however the foliage on both sides was cleared back nicely, the hundreds of people passing me appreciated it.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby wannabee » August 9th, 2016, 10:44 am

If you're talking about south of (edit, Price Road, getting my trails mixed up) Woodbury road, horses are not allowed. It was a muddy running race earlier in the year that did that damage. The trail is in great shape right now.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » September 11th, 2016, 10:50 am

We did 2 small trail adjustments with MSU on the multi-use island trail. We adjusted the entrance onto the island as that was really eroded and we diverted around the large water/mud hole as you go left onto the island.

Trail tread just needs to be broken in and the line established with bike riders/walkers/equestrian riders.

They also installed 2 culverts in the ditch along the old road bed.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » September 11th, 2016, 4:38 pm

Another trail adjustment was done on Sunday with 7 MSU students. South of price rd, the first big gnarly hill you come to if your riding in from Upton rd.

It probably needs some more work-more of a bench cut and the culvert going across the ravine needs more gravel for sure. So watch out there at the culvert. The trail is also soft right now so be aware of that.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby owosso bob » September 16th, 2016, 11:40 am

Got a chance to walk out there today and really like the reroute . A few tweaks and a bit more bench cutting and this will be good to go . A big thanks to the MSU crew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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