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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mmrobertson69 » November 6th, 2011, 7:44 pm

Nice. Spent the weekend in bed with a cold. Mebbe next weekend.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 6th, 2011, 10:21 pm

Yeah, I was out there today as well. Went riding then took the family up later on for a hike. The next few days are supposed to be over 60. Ill be out there as long as possible getting those last few rides in.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 7th, 2011, 6:40 am

I was there sat. morning and the trail was great. A little slimy in spots due to the frost but not many. Great work removing the leaves, makes a huge difference.
I was hoping to find the trails west of Sheldon rd but it looks like you have to make a trek through a field and I didn't see any obvious signs of traffic going anywhere.
How do you access the additional trails to the west?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 7th, 2011, 7:31 am

When you get to the start of Lucky dawg, turn right and go across Sheldon road...follow the gravel foot path over the bridge and look for the first trail on the left, snake tail...farther west is the other trail Maple.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 7th, 2011, 8:03 am

Thanks and congrats to Ham Hock. Did you go up?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 7th, 2011, 8:22 am

No I had to work...I've got a new job and its really messing up my riding....I'm going with Bob this morning to the tree farm for a couple laps and then maybe wed to Morton/Taylor.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 7th, 2011, 10:29 am

Came out of retirement eh? What are you doing?

To clarify, Lucky Dog is the north west section where there is a spur or 2 that lead out to a field? There is a 4 way intersection at one point. Coming from the south that's where if you go left you end up in the field (saw some deer in the tall grass there), if you go straight you end up out on the gravel path and a left here puts you out in the same field again. If you go right at the 4 way intersection you end up back on the trail you came in on. I'll assume to find the snake and maple trails you take the trail that leads to the gravel path and go left towards the field and Sheldon rd.?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 7th, 2011, 6:44 pm

jwhitey wrote:Came out of retirement eh? What are you doing?

To clarify, Lucky Dog is the north west section where there is a spur or 2 that lead out to a field? There is a 4 way intersection at one point. Coming from the south that's where if you go left you end up in the field (saw some deer in the tall grass there), if you go straight you end up out on the gravel path and a left here puts you out in the same field again. If you go right at the 4 way intersection you end up back on the trail you came in on. I'll assume to find the snake and maple trails you take the trail that leads to the gravel path and go left towards the field and Sheldon rd.?



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I know what your talking about coming out into a field and riding that trail back,but which field? This happens in two trails.


Anyway, If you are on the main gravel path headed towards sheldon road, then you are going in the right direction. Where the Lucky Dawg trail splits at the sheldon road bridge, (Bridge right before Sheldon road) is another way to get there. Anyway, you have to take the gravel path past Sheldon road. Continue and keep your eyes peeled on the left (South) side of the gravel path. You will run into Snake Leg which is marked by a little sign which is hard to see coming from this direction, and also the end of the trail is marked with two orange ribbons. If you pass this and head over the next bridge, Immediately after you cross the bridge, Maple Trail is on the left. This trail has one entrance, whereas Snake leg has two.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 7th, 2011, 8:56 pm

Sorry for that ramble, I've only been there a handful of times. I still haven't decided on a continuous lap. I have never been across Sheldon rd but each time I go to MT it's a little better. I'll find 'em next time. Thanks
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 7th, 2011, 9:31 pm

Ah. It gets really easy after a while. PM Me if you are planning ahead of time to go out there and I can try to meet you. Im not that far.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 8th, 2011, 7:40 am

How many miles of trail are snake leg and maple?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 8th, 2011, 9:09 am

let me know ahead of time and I can go out if I'm not working...Uggg.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 8th, 2011, 9:10 am

I did all the loops and the new ones...Maple and snake tail and got 7.1 miles.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 8th, 2011, 11:45 am

Does that mean that snake and maple are about 2 miles? I remember getting in about 10 miles after doing 2 laps, granted they were not the same exact laps.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby deezler » November 8th, 2011, 2:28 pm

Are there any plans to improve signage and flow or better connecting the disparate trails?

Have to say, given all the attention this thread gets, these trails sound like a lot of fun, but not knowing where the heck I am going and having to link together dinky 1 and 2 mile long loops is keeping me from making the trip out. Seems like with a little more effort and forethought the various loops could be linked in a more continuous fashion? Or does that not fit the plan for this park? I know the trail system has grown piece by piece over the years. But with 5 or 6+ total miles built now, is there any desire to create one master, destination-quality trail?

Maybe a better trail map would help too; having to read that word document and memorize trail locations and descriptions isn't the best either. Not to sound like a d!ck, sorry. I'm sure it would all make some sense if I actually just got out there and tried it out.
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