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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby glr » October 20th, 2014, 9:48 pm

Took a hike out here the other day with my machete, cut a few low and high on the reclaimed section also. Colors were awesome!
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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby mpaquette70 » October 27th, 2014, 1:13 pm

Took a ride at Sharon Mills this weekend. It is a nice layout but too much grass riding for my liking. If you are looking for a beginner trail with no technical sections then this is a good place to start. If you are looking for a technical single track then I would skip this trail. This trail needs a lot more use.
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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » November 13th, 2014, 9:00 am

Hi All,

The trail was given its final mow of the season a week ago Tuesday. It should be good for biking, hiking, or skiing for the next few months. If you happen to be out on the trail and notice anything that needs attention, please post it here and we will attend to it.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » December 3rd, 2014, 11:35 am

Hi All,

I walked the trail yesterday and cleared it of debris dropped during the recent windy weather. There are still, however, three trees down that will need to be removed. We're working on it. In the meantime, they are easy to step over and are marked with orange tape. Once they are cleared, the trail should be good for the winter. The main trail, excluding the single track along the old roadbed, should be good for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Reminder: horses are prohibited on this trail. If you see riders gently remind them of that.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » May 15th, 2015, 1:24 pm

Greetings All,

The entire trail has been mowed within the last week and is good for riding or hiking. Note that there is a tree down on the east end of the River side loop, but it can easily be stepped over. We plan to remove is as soon as possible. Also, be aware that the southwest corner of the northern field is wet and the trail is a bit muddy there at the moment.
Lots of wildlife to be seen, including a pair of wood ducks by the bench along the river and families of Canada geese.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby Geff » May 15th, 2015, 1:27 pm

Thanks for all the work and updates, Norm!
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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » May 28th, 2015, 2:08 pm

Greetings All,

The river trail and the single track along the old road bed in the middle of the park were mowed today. The meadow trails in the northern park of the park were mowed within the last week. The downed tree along the river has been removed.

The trail is in excellent condition for riding or hiking. Lots of wildflowers in bloom. Also, most of the damp areas are less wet than usual due to the relatively drier spring.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » June 5th, 2015, 10:58 am

Greetings All,

The single track on the northside of the old road bed was weed whacked yesterday to reduce the amount of tall vegetation drooping onto the trail. This process leaves some debris that will eventually dry up and be mulched by the next mowing. Until then, however, you may prefer to avoid this section of trail.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » June 12th, 2015, 4:08 pm

Hi All,

The single track on both sides of the old road bed were mowed yesterday. Encroaching shrubs and trees were also trimmed back. The northern part of the trail has also been mowed recently. The only problems appear to be along the west fence line and especially in the SW corner of the northern agriculture field were the trail is muddy due to all the recent rain.

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Re: Poto: Sharon Mills

Postby hotspurr » June 27th, 2015, 8:13 am

Greetings All,

The single track along the old roadbed in the middle of the park was mowed yesterday. Other parts of the trail have been mowed within the last week. Be aware that parts of the trail along the west fence line adjoining the nature preserve are a bit soggy due to the recent rains. There is an especially muddy spot in the southwest corner of the northern ag field, just before the trail meets the single track along the old road bed. You will get muddy feet there. Otherwise the trail is in good shape.

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