Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » August 6th, 2013, 4:13 pm

Yeah, its way to big for my little saw...I would be there for a week. Those weeds really came back hard from the wooden bridge to the up and over since I cut them. By the way...that up and over is really slick when its raining!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » August 6th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Yeah, I noticed it was slick when wet. We may need to put some grip tape on the bridge.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 8/7/2013

Postby ibisman » August 7th, 2013, 1:22 pm

I parked at Lilley RD. and trimmed weeds back to the wooden bridge and then from the start of crooked vulture to the powerlines. I make a path through the weeds under the powerlines to go to the crooked vulture extension loop. After this on and off rain the trail is very slick!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » August 7th, 2013, 4:50 pm

Thanks again for the help ibisman!
Are we ever going to get a break from this wet weather long enough to dry out the Mort? Seems like it turned into a tropical jungle out there.
I guess I will have to swap my Small Block Eight's for a pair of Nevegal's. The SB8's have worked excellent during the dry times on hard pack out there, but they suck big time in slimy clay. I don't think there is a tire designed for wet clay though. Every kind of tire I've seen tends to slip and slide on that stuff.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » August 7th, 2013, 5:38 pm

Yep, it was slick just walking.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Zach_T » August 9th, 2013, 7:43 am

I rode last night around 5:30. The trails were dry in most areas. West loop and Lucky Dawg were pretty muddy. My first time riding those areas. Pretty challenging for a beginner and lots of fun. Log piles are very slippery when wet. Conditions this weekend should be good. Finally, a few days with no rain!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » August 9th, 2013, 8:53 am

I'm going out Saturday afternoon around 3 if anyone wants to ride. Dave
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 8/10/2013

Postby ibisman » August 10th, 2013, 4:48 pm

4 laps in today..the trail was good, some muddy spots like right before the second wooden bridge. Nice day.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 8/6/2013

Postby opjames » August 12th, 2013, 10:21 am

ibisman wrote:There is a BIG tree down at Lilley RD. where you can go high or low and turn onto Lilley RD. its on the high loop.


I finally got a chainsaw and removed the offending tree yesterday. Thanks to loosecannondale for his help and chainsaw. Pictures are on the Morton-Taylor facebook page.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 8/13/2013

Postby ibisman » August 13th, 2013, 12:31 pm

I drained some of the standing water on the trail right out of the parking lot..what a mess. all mud. I did drain the one right before the second wooden bridge. I then went down Sheldon rd. and trimmed lucky dog and west loop and fixed a couple mud holes, one really bad one after a ramp.It will be awhile before its rideable again.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby PJVargy » August 14th, 2013, 12:59 pm

I'd be willing to help fix some of these mud areas. Seems like they're always wet. I'm tired of rolling through mud...
Could we do some corduroys or build-up these spots with fill?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » August 15th, 2013, 1:05 pm

Anyone riding this weekend? It should be dry sorta by Saturday so I'm going out Saturday morning around 10 if anyone wants to ride.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Zach_T » August 16th, 2013, 2:20 pm

I went for a ride yesterday(Thursday) ibisman and most of it was pretty dry. West loop and Lucky Dawg were muddy in the usual areas, but there was no standing water. The various log piles and wood obstacles were dry. Someone threw down a bunch of large sticks on some of the really muddy spots, which I appreciated a great deal!

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 8/17/2013

Postby ibisman » August 17th, 2013, 12:38 pm

Did 3 laps front and backwards and the trail was pretty good. The parts I drained are drying up and looks like the weed trimming is finally done for the year..yeh! I think a re-route is needed in the crooked vulture extension near the end. There is some high ground to the right of all the mud we can go up and around so there will be no mud. And going west under the powerlines I cut a detour to the Crooked Vulture extension. stay to the right and go down the hill north.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Zach_T » August 19th, 2013, 8:07 am

Yeah I've never been able to ride that crooked vulture extension loop. It's always way too muddy.
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