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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » September 13th, 2011, 1:22 pm

anyone been out there since the 7days of rain has come and gone? This harvest moon is sweet, it should be out again tonight, i was thinking about making a ride out there tonight
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mmrobertson69 » September 13th, 2011, 6:40 pm

Be careful that the Township DPW guys don't lock you in (should you drive in).
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » September 14th, 2011, 7:45 am

I did drive in, but parked right near the gate so they would see my truck (hoping they still dont lock it till 10pm)
I didnt ride much, as I was there solo and the deer that poped out on the trail freaked me out wrose than any spookey movie LOL
I like to do some more night rides when some friends can join me.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » September 14th, 2011, 9:07 am

I have to see if my batteries are still good. i'd like to try a night ride there.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Econ Recon » September 15th, 2011, 8:57 pm

I went riding with my wife tonight and around dusk we came across a hiker on the west loop carrying a roll of orange material. It didn't strike me until we were further down that she had been marking branches and trees along the trail with this orange plastic sort of tape she was carrying. I thought to go back and ask her about it, but I figured I'd have no idea what to say, and that she probably would have thought that what she was doing had some purpose to it and I didn't want to chance souring my first ride in a couple weeks with an argument, plus with it getting dark quickly I didn't want to stress my wife out about it, either. Is this sort of thing as unusual as it seemed, or was it someone just up to some regular trail maintenance activity?

Also, the past couple of times I've ridden there I've seen a bunch of empty plastic bottles; I fully intend to bring a garbage bag next time I go.

And, I've noticed a strong, sweet, almost perfume-like smell while riding the east loop. Does anyone know if it's from a plant native to the area, or is something else causing it?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby DeJ » September 16th, 2011, 6:51 am

Econ Recon, I think there is a trail run tomorrow. So guessing the person you saw was just marking the route.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Econ Recon » September 16th, 2011, 7:25 am

:oops: Ah, so basically I could have just asked and she probably would have told me as much. I had no idea about the run.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » September 16th, 2011, 11:40 am

Yes, I think I know that women that was marking the course for the trail run, they got smart this year and decided to have it in the fall instead of the cool and wet spring (with lotso mud) like last year.

As far as the gate is concerned, I don't think the township locks it anymore, it became too much of a hassle for them to open and close it on a regular basis. I too want to try a night ride there soon, I haven't done it before.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » September 20th, 2011, 11:53 am

Hey everyone. Quick question...

I didn't see any orange on the trees but someone spray painted arrows and X's on the ground. This wasn't there last time I rode but I went out there at about 10 this morning and it was all marked up. Are you not supposed to ride the single track marked with X's? At first I figured it was a directional thing but that wouldn't make much sense the way they were marked.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby DeJ » September 20th, 2011, 3:16 pm

The orange spary paint is course marking from a trail run last weekend. Don't worry about it.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 9/21/2011

Postby ibisman » September 21st, 2011, 6:49 pm

Did a couple laps this morning and the trail was a little slick in spots like the new section off the parking lot...boy is that bridge slippery! Saw a whole bunch of turkey vultures sitting in the powerline towers.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » September 21st, 2011, 10:41 pm

Thats cool man. Nice picture, it looks peaceful even with the vultures! When I was riding there were some slick spots as well. Just enough to break loose in the back on a couple of tight turns. Which section is new there? The single track off of the entrance or that area behind the lot where the grass is cut? Im not sure if I have even been on all of the trails there yet, so I wouldn't know whats new or not. Are you going over there again anytime soon? If its alright and I'm around maybe I can meet you up there.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » September 22nd, 2011, 8:01 am

When you go straight from the parking lot, and go across a little bridge the new trail goes straight insead of following the trail to the right. Yeah, I can go pretty much anytime , anyday, i'm retired. Let me know. I'm not real fast but thats not why I ride.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » September 22nd, 2011, 1:14 pm

Ah. I think I know what one your talking about. I will probably be there tomorrow morning around 9:30 or so. Possibly tomorrow evening as well.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » September 22nd, 2011, 7:28 pm

Yeah, I will be there tomorrow morning around 9:30. Let me know if any of you will be around.
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