CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » July 21st, 2014, 7:37 pm

Mattchewie wrote:Hit his trail for the first time today. Figured I would give an update on conditions.

North trailhead has some standing water / intense mud. Not a show stopper but no means to bypass to not rut the trail :(. Once you past that initial bit, things get much better. Some soft/slightly muddy spots but they can be missed by riding on the outside.


And of course ...don't stop to smell the flowers. Blood suckers come quick and with fury!


Thanks for the update. Hope you enjoyed the trail! Please do not ride around the soft/muddy
spots this only widens the trail, and causes further ersion. If you are going to ride in iffy trail
conditons, proper trail etiquette is to ride through the soft/muddy spots not around them. I have not
been out on the trail because of the rain. But from what I have been told, it has not dried out yet. Thanks
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mattchewie » July 21st, 2014, 8:39 pm

It was fun for sure!

Roger on the riding etiquette for mud! This is my second season riding and I'm still learning the ropes!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » July 22nd, 2014, 11:52 am

If you look at the section in the pump track like rollers near the long bridge.. you can see the results of going around mud... the trail ended up 6 feet wide!

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jer091 » July 24th, 2014, 10:08 pm

1 Headhunter tree across the trail just north of the Farmstead pavement (section north of the crane), then another leaner that will need to addressed very soon. Both chainsaw worthy.

Another leaner 100 feet north of the skinny skills loop. rideable but will fall eventually.

Otherwise awesome conditions!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » July 25th, 2014, 8:27 am

jer091 wrote:1 Headhunter tree across the trail just north of the Farmstead pavement (section north of the crane), then another leaner that will need to addressed very soon. Both chainsaw worthy.

Another leaner 100 feet north of the skinny skills loop. rideable but will fall eventually.

Otherwise awesome conditions!


I will get out this weekend....hopefully, crazy busy right now, and take a look a the headhunter. The other
leaners will be cleared when they hit the ground.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » July 31st, 2014, 8:21 am

Is CRPT submerged again? Want to take my son out tonight to test out his new fork! Thinking riverbends if CRPT is too wet...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » July 31st, 2014, 12:12 pm

2slo2endo wrote:Is CRPT submerged again? Want to take my son out tonight to test out his new fork! Thinking riverbends if CRPT is too wet...


I would say no it's not flooded. The Clinton River was not over it's banks this morning when I drove by. That is
a good indication that you should be fine...... it may be a little wet in spots. Please report back with any
deadfall etc...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » August 1st, 2014, 7:24 am

Both to soft for fork testing -- try Stoney
Stoney has more choices and surfaces.

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby FLIPMODES » August 1st, 2014, 9:28 am

South end is good enough to ride. Heading north from marker F1 has standing water and a down tree requiring dismount. I cleared the rest of the dead fall the best I could. The standing water areas have "go arounds" that are widening the trail. :( if my memory recalls correctly, there is about 6 areas with standing water with muddy shoulders.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » August 1st, 2014, 12:12 pm

Thanks all, I pushed for stoney, but changed to riverbends when I realized we could not get to stoney last night via m53 or van dyke! detoured at 18 mile to mound and around to ryan... gave up on that after 2 hours and 10 minutes (From 17 Mile / VanDyke)... went home and surrendured! Only drove around 5 Miles in that time!

53 is closed for august!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Sortaslow » August 1st, 2014, 1:02 pm

2slo2endo wrote:Thanks all, I pushed for stoney, but changed to riverbends when I realized we could not get to stoney last night via m53 or van dyke! detoured at 18 mile to mound and around to ryan... gave up on that after 2 hours and 10 minutes (From 17 Mile / VanDyke)... went home and surrendured! Only drove around 5 Miles in that time!

53 is closed for august!

I read m53 was closed, but where? I took it from Hall rd to stony no issue last night. I suppose closed south of Hall?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » August 1st, 2014, 2:53 pm

From: 7/30/2014, 8 AM
To: 8/29/2014, 5 PM
Location: Northbound M-53 from 18 1/2 Mile Road to Clinton River Road
Description: Closed for bridge repair.
Detour: Westbound 16 Mile Road to northbound Mound Road to eastbound M-59 back onto M-53. Businesses are open. Local traffic can use westbound 18 Mile Road to northbound Mound Road to eastbound M-59 back onto M-53.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » August 1st, 2014, 7:33 pm

closed from 18 mile to 59...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » August 1st, 2014, 7:42 pm

I think southbound is open, but not sure...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » August 4th, 2014, 7:52 pm

Aaron was able to get out today and clear the deadfall near farmstead park north of the crane :icon_cheers:.
If you know of any others please post up here, and Aaron or I will take care of it.
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