Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 1/18/2013

Postby ibisman » January 18th, 2013, 5:49 pm

Did a couple laps this morning. Nice and crunchy. All loops good to go.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » January 20th, 2013, 9:23 pm

Rode this afternoon and it was a little bumpy from a hiker and a bike during the thaw. There is also some trees down but you can go around most of them.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » January 21st, 2013, 6:18 am

I realize that it's sometimes difficult to be specific, but where were these downed trees located ? Which sections did you encounter them ? How many ?
Every time the wind blows like it did the other night I know it's time to grab the chainsaw and head out there since there are so many dead trees.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » January 21st, 2013, 8:07 am

I will let you know where they are this week. It will be very cold but I plan on getting out there soon.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » January 21st, 2013, 2:55 pm

One tree was at the long/short split on the south loop close to the parking lot. The east loop and crooked vulture were fine. The other 2/3 trees were on the west loop.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 21st, 2013, 8:46 pm

Zero degrees and an occasional snow squall this afternoon. Rode the east loop, there are some large trees down on the left path that's near the end of the trail near Haggerty. There's a tree down by the one bridge in the DT section. Ground was frozen but no ice.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » January 24th, 2013, 7:33 pm

Heading out there tomorrow morning.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » January 24th, 2013, 11:03 pm

What time? The leg feels good?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » January 24th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Probably around 10.no my knee still hurts but I'm trying anyway.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » January 24th, 2013, 11:24 pm

I could make it if it was a little earlier, like 8, but man will it be cold.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 1/25/2013

Postby ibisman » January 25th, 2013, 11:59 am

I did the whole trail (walked a few sections where trees down). The whole trail was in perfect shape but for a few downed trees on buckshaver past the 2 wooden bridges (2 small, and a huge one), east past the power lines almost to Lilly a huge tree (on the trail that splits to the left and goes down).
Another big tree down going west to Sheldon right after the skinny. All ramps and bridges perfect. Very cold (my camelbak froze), and I wanted to do another lap but my feet hurt. Ride on before the '50's on Monday.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » January 25th, 2013, 8:20 pm

Very cool. No ride for me, it was a bad idea anyway. I bruised some ribs skating Monday and today I thought I was a lot better but I stumbled tonight trying to skate again and re-injured myself worse than I did Monday, same spot exactly. I'm down for a while..
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » January 25th, 2013, 9:25 pm

Like everyone has been telling me...give it time:)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » January 26th, 2013, 1:22 pm

I agree, that's what I did wrong. Look at me today, sitting on the couch instead of being outside enjoying the weather.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » February 4th, 2013, 10:28 am

Trying it tomorrow IF its not too deep. :)
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