Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Mack wrote:It's going to take weeks of little or no rain and some hot weather for it to dry out this year .
INEVTBL wrote:Any new update on trail conditions ? Thanks.
lawn dart wrote:INEVTBL wrote:Any new update on trail conditions ? Thanks.
We were going to do CRPT over the weekend...
...but the canoe rental shop was closed
INEVTBL wrote:Okay I rode the trail both directions end to end from the kiosk to the M53 bridge and back on my Mukluk here are my observations.... In no particular order.
1. I would not ride it right now on anything but a fatbike and only if you know what to ride and what to walk.
2. Suprisingly alot of the trail is either dry or tacky. The spots that are muddy are very muddy.
3. There must be alot of people riding the trail because they are forming lines around the mud.
4. The muddy spots are VERY pizza cut.
5. There are a few trees down and a couple of widowmakers.
6. The trail is becoming very overgrown in spots.
7. There is alot of broken glass at the crane.
8. The transition from the dirt to almost all of the wooden brides is gone.(from the shortest to the longest)
9. There are some logs blocking the entrance to the trail at the kiosk ,not sure if they were put there on purpose but people have formed a trail around them.
10. Once you enter the trail at the kiosk and make a few turns the flood has washed away the easily recognizable trail path, unless you are familiar with it.
11. I ride this trail alot since it is my home trail so to speak (closest to me) and I could not believe how unrecognizable some parts of the trail were. Not the trail itself but what is to your left and right. The flooding has killed alot of the ground vegetation and there are logs/branches/twigs/leaves/and debris everywhere.
12. The berms in the switchback section have shrunken and become very gravely. ( is that even a word ??? Lol )
I took a bunch of pictures of the trail if anyone wants them or thinks I should post them here... let me know.
I really hope it stops raining so much since this is such a great trail in the middle of the city and my go to trail to ride before work,after work,weekdays,weekends,night riding,a great CRPT to River Bends loop, and I almost forgot snow riding.
Well I think that about somes it up. I will edit if I can think of anything else that I may have forgotten.
lawn dart wrote:Not to add more work for you guys, but would it be possible to place a marker of some sort that indicates the high-water peak?
I think it would be very instructional and humbling for people to recognize the changes the area goes through, and help them realize the amount of work it takes to restore the trail.
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