Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » December 11th, 2015, 10:19 pm

The trails were still fairly dry today.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby pcollinskume » December 31st, 2015, 4:38 pm

Mor-Tay builders,
I've posted up here a few times. I've got some good trail building experience, and I noticed a lot of trees flagged with pink markers.
New trail in the works? I would love to help out. I've got some ideas for the long wet swampy sections (I'm sure you guys do too).
Let me know when you're working out there. Email: pcollinskume@gmail.com

There are currently a few trees down that I'll get eventually. Conditions are not favorable.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » January 3rd, 2016, 7:13 pm

Rode at noon today...crooked vulture, east loop and south loop were good and crunchy. Some soft spots on the west loop, dragons tail, and buckshaver.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » January 10th, 2016, 12:19 pm

pcollinskume, those pink markers are not from Rich or I that I know of. Could be leftover from an organized trail run ?
No plans on any new trail right now, just making an effort to maintain the current stuff and put in all new signage for this coming season this spring.
The new pumptrack definitely needs some work though and we could use some help digging to make that better ! I will post some dig days after the thaw.

By swampy area do you mean the end of the West loop ? If so, we have several boardwalks already built, stashed in the woods that are ready to go,
but we never got to installing them last year. We cut the bypass loop and I'm sure it needs to be cleared again, so we definitely could use some help
with that as well. We did some bridge repair last year, but there is a couple of others that need to be replaced, the one at the entrance of Lucky Dawg
and the small creek crossing in the middle of LD. Thanks for your efforts of removing any downed trees, that is always a BIG help for everybody !!

Keep an eye out for a few trail dates this coming spring and we would appreciate your assistance !
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 10th, 2016, 3:24 pm

Trail is not in good shape to ride, even with a fat bike I was sinking through snow hitting mud. The two track - ITC trail is fine. A tree fell while I was riding east of the bridge on the two track. Blocks most of the path.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » January 21st, 2016, 7:36 pm

Anyone been on the trail lately? I'm assuming I would need studs on my skinny?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby trailHED » January 22nd, 2016, 10:04 pm

I rode south on the 275 trail today which was free of ice/snow. The canton two track is mostly snow but rideable. The trails weren't bad with studs but fat tires would probably be better due to frozen tracks and footprints.
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