CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

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

Postby Jim O » February 5th, 2013, 12:55 pm

TomE. wrote:Any news on if/when the trail will be ridable?


For best results and keeping the trail from being tore-up, mid to late April!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » February 5th, 2013, 1:11 pm

MCSmith wrote:I rode Saturday, be careful. With the thaw and rain we recently had it flooded and froze so a lot of the paved path is ice with snow on top.

The trail itself was decent considering the weather we have been having. The low parts in the MTB trail are the same way, frozen broken ice.

The area btw the two shinnies is pretty much impassable. I could not find the trail. With the flooding it had moved a lot of debris around, and something happened to the little skinny and it was lifted off the ground.

Made for a nice technical ride.


"little Skinny" changes everytime it floods that area. It's an every evolving technical feature 8) .
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby TomE. » February 5th, 2013, 1:56 pm

Just got back from a nice ride there. The only dicey area was in between the long bridge and the 2nd bridge. While my fat tire chewed thru it, it was icy underneath, and breaking up. There was a couple of trees across the path, one just past the the 3rd bridge when you are outbound, before the roller part of the trail, and it seems like some other bigger branches got washed up to the trail perimeter. Nothing major though, I was able to go out and back a few times, only having to dismount twice each way.

Protip: ride on the snowy part of the paved areas, as it is really slippery on the part that is partially cleared. If you look close enough you'll see where someone (*cough* me *cough*) made a face-down snow angel on the paved portion.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » February 8th, 2013, 11:12 am

Be careful taking those oral snow samples... can lead to unscheduled dental modifications :cry:
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby PK » February 17th, 2013, 1:53 pm

It's very nice out there today. Just enough traction for the "Non-Studded", but even better if you're "Studded"..

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

Postby Mack » February 18th, 2013, 10:58 am

PK wrote:It's very nice out there today. Just enough traction for the "Non-Studded", but even better if you're "Studded"..

Pete.


Deadfall report.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby PK » February 18th, 2013, 11:52 am

Not bad. Just some floaters and such in the south end.
The very South end has a lot of the floaters / driftwood. A couple of fallen trees can be found around the Mounds. Nothing that I recall much North of the skinnies...

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

Postby Mack » February 19th, 2013, 12:14 pm

PK wrote:Not bad. Just some floaters and such in the south end.
The very South end has a lot of the floaters / driftwood. A couple of fallen trees can be found around the Mounds. Nothing that I recall much North of the skinnies...

Pete.


Thank you!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Sortaslow » February 24th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Snow covered, packed down and traction in spades. Have fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » March 28th, 2013, 6:06 pm

I keep riding to the trailhead near the crane, then sadly riding down the pavement towards riverbends... can't wait until I find it dry...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » April 5th, 2013, 11:33 am

strained a hamstring last friday, so I tool a mild ride last night to see how it felt... rode into dodge park, checked out the new section of trail (with the berms), totally rideable continued up behind the power station... just fine riding... figured it would get wet if I continued to the power lines so I turned around and rode the trail all the way to M53.. pretty good shape, walked one spot (wet) and had to lift the bike over a fallen log southeast of the logpile... it made a nice place to chill enjoy the woods and make sure the hammie was surviving... those trails in good shape. Anybody ridden to the trailhead?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby i69whitey » April 5th, 2013, 2:12 pm

we rode that section towards the trailhead the other day, drier than expected, good to go. only trouble was Mother Nature's reroute at the very beginning, trees moved around, don't really have a good groove worn in through there any more. great time for a reroute if anybody's interested.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » April 6th, 2013, 12:37 pm

If the weather holds off ie; no rain. Aaron and I are going to head out tomorrow to clear the deadfalls and trees moved
by the last flood. There will be no need for a reroute.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » April 7th, 2013, 5:15 pm

I was able to get out today and remove all (5) the deadfalls that I was aware of. I also raked
parts of the south floodplain trail to make it a bit easier to follow.The trail is in great shape overall.
Aaron and I are going to replacing one of the bridges we lost in the north section during the last flood.
I will post a date when we will be contructing the new one.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » April 8th, 2013, 9:25 am

I think I saw what might have been that bridge under the M53 Expressway? I thought it was odd looking there... but did not put 2 & 2 together. If that is true, I don't think flooding is the culprit (it is upstream from the trail)..
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