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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » July 12th, 2014, 7:56 am

Remember, I have several 4x4's to donate.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » August 8th, 2014, 6:21 pm

Greetings fellow riders, If you have been riding all the other great trails in this area and were thinking that maybe you wanted to ride someplace a
little different for a change, maybe Morton-Taylor came into your mind ? If so or if not, then now would be the time! I was out there yesterday afternoon
and this morning (yes, I actually took time off work to do some needed work on the trails, maybe I'm a little crazy ?) concentrating on the overgrowth.

I cut out all the face slappers (present and potential future) and head conkers from the first part of the East loop, all of Jessie's Run, Buckshaver and the
linear part of the West loop battling mosquitoes the size of small humming birds and black flies that wanted my flesh and blood badly to accomplish this.

Plus, the soil is finally dry, hard and rideable. Rich replaced the small bridge at the entrance of the East loop, the powerline bridge is brand new and both
him and Dave have been hacking away at the green stuff that never seems to give up this year. So don't waste any more time, grab your bike and go !!

You will thank me and my dedicated men later !!

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mpaquette70 » August 9th, 2014, 2:23 pm

Finally made it to Morton-Taylor trails today. My first thought after riding around - CONFUSING. I'll need to ride this a few more times, maybe even print out the map and loop descriptions for guidance. I rode this area as a kid back in the mid to late 70's so it was cool to get back out there. Looking good!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » August 10th, 2014, 7:55 am

Dude, let me know when you're going again. We can plan out repairs or new stuff while riding.I will try to get the downed trees this week some time.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » August 23rd, 2014, 9:16 pm

Thank you for your work ibisman !! You know it's appreciated.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » December 8th, 2014, 10:05 am

PM sent. Gotta imagine any muddy spots are now frozen. This is a good time of the year to ride out there.
Many plans on improvements for next season and let's hope that we don't get the same amount of torrential rain this year !!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Dirtdevil » December 29th, 2014, 3:56 pm

ChrisInYpsi wrote:
Dirtdevil wrote:I just rode that loop on Saturday. (Hines trails to 275 path to Morton-Taylor). A great route.

How many miles was that ride? Something like 20ish round trip?


It was about 35- I rode thru Morton Taylor to Palmer to Ridge to Cherry Hill, the Napier back to Plymouth.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Dirtdevil » April 20th, 2015, 8:58 am

I led a group of Girlbikers from the Hines singletrack down 275 path to Morton Taylor trails a few weeks ago. We were able to ride a very small portion of trail (not sure which section) and was surprised how dry it was-considering. The gals are very interested in a "tour" as soon as it all dries out!

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » July 13th, 2015, 4:20 pm

Any news?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » August 30th, 2015, 8:50 am

Rich has been hard at work doing some more weed wacking and bridge repairs and I got out yesterday morning for a few hours (SAT)
to clear the green stuff from the western end of the East trail, all of Jessie's Run and touch ups on the East before you reach the power line corridor.
The trail is now all clear, dry and in the best shape it has been all summer, go out and ride or hike it now until Fall/Winter and enjoy our work !
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » September 12th, 2015, 8:57 pm

Yeah, Rich and I built all those boardwalks as a reroute around the perpetual muddy section on the end of the West loop and due to the wet spring never got to installing them, the go around grew over and then some jokers decided that they were going to move them around to where they wanted them.
Rich stashed some of them, but since they are not in their proper place or secured, please don't ride them as is because it is NOT to design.
We will install them in their proper place this fall. You are welcome to help me do that Dave if you have the time. I will contact you when I do ?

Keep tuned as Dirt Devil and I want to organize another GirlBiker Trail Tour this Fall !!

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » July 9th, 2016, 4:57 pm

Wow ! ITC has a reputation for work such as this, shock and awe to any wildlife, flora or fawna in their powerline area.
I guess in reality they allow us to put a trail across their property so there is not much we can do but to fix their damage for trail users.
I will have to make a visit out there and come up with a plan of attack to fix the affected area.

In other news, as Mike R. mentioned we cleared up the pump track of the thorned Devil weed and it is dry, hard packed and rideable !
I met Rich at the trailhead today and we weed whipped a good chunk of the West loop, I cleared 3-4 downed trees and removed
countless face whappers and thorns. There is still some necessary bridge repair/replacement needed soon and plans are in place.
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Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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