Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby c0nsumer » June 13th, 2011, 8:53 pm

InTeRnEt_RyAn wrote:
PK wrote:Is there a Columbus Park trail conditions thread??????? :D

Pete.

First official unofficial trail report.

Where there was a suspected "mouse". The trail sustained some mole damage. Maybe the park can set up a catch and release....dead or alive.


Did you head out there and ride what we've got?
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » June 14th, 2011, 4:46 am

No, I walked it with someone who lives there, he rides too and was excited to help. The park worker, a new guy, I believe Andy, was excited and asked if he could do anything to support it, like build stakes out of branches, or build split logs for cribbing. There seems to be a lot of employees excited to help.

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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby inasnit » June 14th, 2011, 11:33 am

InTeRnEt_RyAn wrote:No, I walked it with someone who lives there, he rides too and was excited to help. The park worker, a new guy, I believe Andy, was excited and asked if he could do anything to support it, like build stakes out of branches, or build split logs for cribbing. There seems to be a lot of employees excited to help.

c0nsumer wrote:Did you head out there and ride what we've got?


I'm still trying to collect myself after the weekend (and also have been busy at work), but I'm working on writing this up for the MetroNorth blog .. stay tuned .. its coming ;)

But I have to say -- the employees that we've dealt with at St. Clair County Parks have just been amazing. I think we're going to have a wonderful relationship with them and it only helps that Matt is a mountain biker ;)
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby nailgunn » June 14th, 2011, 1:20 pm

I hope there is another "TRAIL DAY" set up soon.
I was bummed I was unable to get out there in enough time Sunday to help with some trail cutting. Look forward to see how it went.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » July 26th, 2011, 12:31 pm

I walked the trail again last night around 7:30. Cleared two small branches, otherwise it's untouched since we were there. No signs of horses, damage or that mole I saw last time.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby Roy » July 27th, 2011, 6:46 am

It is a tightly held secret; the MMBA hires the Michigan Mole Blaster Association to remove all moles from the trails. They use M80's.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby cjn1014 » August 25th, 2011, 9:52 am

Any updates on trail conditions/status? The Port Huron Times Herald recently posted a story on ground-breaking for the main lodge.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby dirt » August 25th, 2011, 10:19 am

cjn1014 wrote:Any updates on trail conditions/status? The Port Huron Times Herald recently posted a story on ground-breaking for the main lodge.


I've personally done some trail marking, so that when we are ready to move forward, we'll have trail laid out and ready to build.

There is a possibility that the park my be purchasing some mechanical equipment that we'll be able to use/work with the park with to speed up the trail building drastically, so I'm sort of waiting to see what comes of this. If nothing, then we move forward doing it by hand.

Once the chapter race is over in a little over 2 weeks, and the weather/bugs start to cooperate, I think I'd like to start some regular trail days this fall. So, hopefully, we'll have some trail to ride by spring.

As soon as some plans solidify, we'll be posting info.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby classrc » August 25th, 2011, 10:29 am

Please keep us (me) up to date - I cannot ride for a while, but the doctor never said anything about not using line trimmers :lol:

I'll find out tomorrow if my riding season has come to an end :cry:

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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby daurand » March 23rd, 2012, 2:07 pm

What is happening with the Columbus County Park? Is there a map or a tentative map?
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby Rock N' Rolla » March 25th, 2012, 8:04 am

daurand wrote:What is happening with the Columbus County Park? Is there a map or a tentative map?

oh yeah.. forgot about this.... is there a trail yet or is it still under construction, any traildays palnned , how many miles??? thnx :D
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby inasnit » March 25th, 2012, 8:45 am

Rock N' Rolla wrote:
daurand wrote:What is happening with the Columbus County Park? Is there a map or a tentative map?

oh yeah.. forgot about this.... is there a trail yet or is it still under construction, any traildays palnned , how many miles??? thnx :D


We're hoping to get some traildays going this season for sure. We're also looking for someone to help lead this charge - anyone interested?
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby daurand » March 25th, 2012, 6:31 pm

inasnit wrote:We're hoping to get some traildays going this season for sure. We're also looking for someone to help lead this charge - anyone interested?


How much planning has been done? I think it would be fruitless to have trail days without trail plans.
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Re: Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby honkonbobo » March 25th, 2012, 10:08 pm

i am interested as well in the mileage and condition of the trail at the moment. can anyone advise?
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Call to arms: St. Clair County Park!

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » April 8th, 2012, 10:42 pm

honkonbobo wrote:i am interested as well in the mileage and condition of the trail at the moment. can anyone advise?

Make sure to include me, last I saw overgrowth on what was made, but easily repairable. I'll ride out this weekend maybe. It's only 1000ft long maybe.
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