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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 31st, 2013, 8:04 am

going out this morning to check out the damage.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 5/31/2013

Postby ibisman » May 31st, 2013, 11:12 am

Surprise! No damage and very little mud. Did a couple laps and found very little mud on the new loop next to the power lines but everything looks good. Another tree down at the split next to the skinny.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby vette-ss » May 31st, 2013, 1:10 pm

SANTA_CRUZ wrote:Does anyone have any recommendations or experience for renting a front loading bucket type dirt moving machine ?
And since I have no way of towing a trailer, this place would have to drop off / pick-up said device.

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Gary....Do you have any estimates of how much time you would need a machine? Few hours or a few days?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 31st, 2013, 9:01 pm

I was afraid of this - rain 2 days prior to this event and a forecast of more tomorrow...ugh, this spring sucks. :(
Anyways, as long as it's not pouring tomorrow morning I'll be there, but if it comes in, let's go with the rain date of next Sat., 6/8 instead.

Vette-ss - I would think that we would need such a device for at least 4 hours maybe longer, but if the price were right I would deal with that accordingly.

I'm going to check the local weather on the 10 o'clock news and see what Mother Nature has in store for us trail riders.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 1st, 2013, 6:04 am

Rain here at 6:39am. Maybe by 9?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 1st, 2013, 6:26 am

Waking up to the sound of rain this morning was not a good thing. Since it's been raining so much the last three days I believe a lot of the trail and green growth is going to be soaking wet and that is not good for turn out, safety or trail tours. The townships' River Day event is going on rain or shine, but I am going to go with postponing this anniversary group ride to next Saturday, June 8th. We will be there between 9 and 3 next week.
Sorry, but I think this is the best decision and I know that this date had a conflict with the Milford Trail Challenge as well.

I am going to make up a sign to put in the parking lot to inform anyone that shows up and hasn't checked this forum.

Thanks and hope to see you out there !
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby lamarvenoy » June 1st, 2013, 6:52 am

Good call, no sense going out to celebrate the trails by destroying them
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 1st, 2013, 11:46 am

I stopped by the parking lot this morning about 9am to post the info sign and it was really wet, huge puddles everywhere, so I can just imagine that the trails are in a similar condition. Saw a bunch of vehicles for the River Day thing though, but they were at the other end of the park.

Hopefully we get drier conditions for next week and a have a Bell's Oberon mini-keg and some Fat Tire Ale as an added incentive. :D
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 1st, 2013, 3:08 pm

Yesterday I talked to bunch of people at the first bridge catching fish and measuring them and identifying what kind of fish they were and they were surprised at how many different kinds they found. They said they found 15 different kinds from trout to 4 different sunfish. Cool.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 2nd, 2013, 4:50 pm

Wow :shock: I had no idea that you could pull that many different kinds of fish out of that river.
But, compared to when I was a kid, that river is a bunch more cleaner than it was then. That is a good sign.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby vette-ss » June 2nd, 2013, 6:18 pm

SANTA_CRUZ wrote:Vette-ss - I would think that we would need such a device for at least 4 hours maybe longer, but if the price were right I would deal with that accordingly.


Ok, false alarm. I was originally planning to rent a Dingo for the weekend to do a sod job. Price would have been REAL good, and thought it would been available this afternoon for you to use. Unfortunately, we ended up not needing it and just handled it the old fashion way with rakes.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 4th, 2013, 11:04 am

I got in 14 miles going around different loops and directions. AT&T wiped out the connector from crooked vulture going west of the powerlines.I just followed their tire tracks and cut in at the back loop. Still some mud in spots.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 4th, 2013, 11:23 am

I saw them running some kind of cable when I was out there Sunday. Is the wiped out section in need of a re-route ? Is it past the hills where the new gravel path is going in ? Eventually, that path is going to run north all the way to Flodin park on Saltz road.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 4th, 2013, 4:10 pm

I think we can use their 2 track north to where we can go west into the trail.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 10th, 2013, 5:54 am

Got out to the Up & Over last night and installed the 2 x 6"s on the sides of the top and a 2 x 4" on the left side of the exit ramp, so it should be as safe as it can be now. Think I'm going to slap on a coating of protective polyurethane on parts of it too to keep it from rotting. It looks nice.
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Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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