Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

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Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » March 20th, 2012, 7:18 am

Come join us at the Island Lake Trail head parking area Saturday April 21st. @9am

There are numerous projects in need of attention ranging from general cleanup and repair to more work intensive re-routes.

There have been a few concerns raised lately. I Hope to have assessed and have a good game plan in place before the 21st.

Details to follow and suggestions are welcome.

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Work gloves
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Bug spray

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby Sparty » March 20th, 2012, 7:27 am

can you shed some light on what you have planned for the re-routes?
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » March 20th, 2012, 8:01 am

Sparty wrote:can you shed some light on what you have planned for the re-routes?

One would be seperating at least some of the two-way travel section and the second possibility was the first eroded climb following Spring Mill Pond on blue. Both will need some scouting for feasibility.
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby Critter7r » March 20th, 2012, 3:35 pm

As a random thought, it seems to me that it would probably be easier to have the downhill travelers hang a right (onto some newly built trail) at the current blue-yellow split and route them so they come out of the woods straight onto the right side of the trail there at the bridge and keep the uphill travellers using the current trail. The straight section of the two-way trail is probably fine as it is since, without serious trail diversion, that bridge will need to continue to be used.
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby BForhan » April 15th, 2012, 10:02 am

Has there ever been any thought of adding another trail called maybe green. Bettwen the rail road tracks and and the second raod crossing on the Blue loop? I used to hunt in that area and there are some good hills and a lot of avaliable space.

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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 16th, 2012, 6:23 am

We at this point are limited to the existing mileage of trail. There have been discussions about increased mileage.

The park is currently working on a long term management plan. The MMBA/MCMBBA were asked for our input on this. Increased mileage is one area of concern we addressed so stay tuned.

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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 16th, 2012, 9:57 am

This may be of help to anyone coming out. http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/get-involved/trail-work-faq

This won't be all muscle work. Pruners are needed. I'd like to get a jump start on the face slappers. Last year they were a bit out of hand.
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 20th, 2012, 7:32 am

Friendly reminder/Friday bump.
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 21st, 2012, 6:32 am

Trail day bump! Come join us...
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 21st, 2012, 5:42 pm

A big thanks to those that participated today. Great effort!
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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby ®andyA » April 22nd, 2012, 6:54 am

Worked with Loren & Ted at the start of the trail day and began work on the reroute around the two-way 'blind corner' on Blue - @ about the 8.7 mile mark. With help of others after lunch we got the reroute finished up. Go ride it! :D

Entry to the re-route

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Little climb just after the turn onto the new section

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Re: Island Lake Trail Day. Saturday April 21st. 9am

Postby fsr1 » April 22nd, 2012, 10:28 am

What a nice reroute this is, adding some fun while eliminating an essentially boring bit of 2-way trail
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