Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » December 27th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Saw two riders early Thursday morning at the boat launch that just got done riding the nice snow covered trails. Maybe 2 inches of snow out this way.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » March 24th, 2013, 9:17 am

Will do. Maybe we can check the hill in back and then flag that little loop at the north side. Probably be after Easter. Campground opens Friday.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby owosso bob » April 1st, 2013, 5:48 pm

Dave I am going out in the morning to check it out and will post up .
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » April 3rd, 2013, 3:24 pm

Be glad to have you back around.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby Mike 373 » April 3rd, 2013, 4:20 pm

Going to go out there tomorrow or friday and get a better take on things. Frost is coming out. Good time to see where the water is flowing. Send me a text too. I have a new phone. The old one got smashed.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby bleve » May 9th, 2013, 5:39 pm

Attempted a ride out here yesterday, still way too early. Complete mud slog. It may be rideable in the Northern sections furthest from the lake but I didn't find anything jumping between roads and the trail.
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » July 27th, 2013, 1:29 am

Trails should be all set except for the tire tracks on the south side of Price Rd. The guys said the trail is even dry where it crosses the boat launch road.

Have fun the temps are great for a ride and we only got a few sprinkles of rain tonight (Friday July 26)

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » August 21st, 2013, 8:36 pm

Bob and the guys did some work installing culvert and some trenching along the trail just off of the boat launch entrance road where it floods every spring. Looks good, we'll have to wait for a lot of rain or spring time to see how effective it is.

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby DNR Sleepy Hollow » August 21st, 2013, 8:37 pm

I'm having a class from MSU out Sept 7 to work on fixing the culverts and the glass hill. Possibly the ruts in the trail south of Price Rd.

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby jiml » August 25th, 2013, 7:39 am

Rode the trail yesterday as well, missed running into you Bob. No pun. (Those blind corners are a hoot.) The trail is in awesome shape, thanks to everyone who has been putting in the time and effort!

Does anyone add in the island to their loops out there? There's a bit of hike-a-bike due to erosion on the south end and the north end has been taken over by growth but I think it has potential for additional trail and fixing/rerouting the erosion spot.

I guess I need to pay more attention to the board to see when people are going out to work... I'd be up for lending a hand with labor or such. Is there a weekly group ride out there? I'd say the trail is ripe for an XC or enduro MTB race... 6/12 hours of Sleepy anyone?

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby owosso bob » August 25th, 2013, 8:14 am

Jim we walked some of the Island a couple of weeks ago . I was waiting for DNR Dave to get back and after Labor Day was going to talk him about reclaiming those trails on the Island . Been trying to get the main trails in shape first . Dave and his crew have done an outstanding job this year . As far as I know there is not a group ride going but sounds like a good idea . I got DALMAC coming this week so might see you the week after .
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby owosso bob » September 28th, 2013, 3:53 pm

Got 3 more trouble spots taken care of today on the south side of Price road , the one by tree with the bad root problem is now fixed plus the 2 mud holes . It will be a little soft till it rains to settle the gravel down . The trail is in super shape . We just need feedback if we need to move the reroute farther east on the glass hill to take some of the steepness out of it .
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby jiml » September 29th, 2013, 4:46 am

Hey Bob, great running into you yesterday!

I rode up the 'glass hill' re-route and personally find it much easier than the original. I think once it gets burned in, there won't be any problem going up the re-route for most all riders.

The trail is in amazing shape, a far cry from the bushwhacking it used to be. Thanks everyone for the hard work! Sleepy is truly the Island Lake of the north. 8)

Bob, I did make a left at the end of the glass hill section by the (hard right) bridge and semi bushwhacked up the route where I was stopped just short of where it would intersect the route going straight from the glass hill intersection. Wow. I hope that makes sense. :shock: However, I was unwilling to sacrifice flesh and blood going through the hedgerow of prickers blocking ~10 feet of trail. The actual trail is very packed in, but the brush obscures things a bit. Anyway, this might be a good alternate for those unwilling to scale the ridge before dropping to the stream section and still allow them to follow the outer loop of the red trail.

I"m already dreaming of a Mid-Mich Bikepacking tour, once the CIS is clear (or not). Hopkins Lake, Sleepy, Ionia, Greenville... and all the rail trails in-between- to complete the loop, hitting Stanton, Edmore and Alma And a wee bit of road between Owosso and Alma.

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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby Zoo1424 » October 17th, 2013, 6:12 am

It's been a couple of years since I've been down to Sleepy Hollow & I'm thinking about making the trip soon. Is hunting allowed at Sleepy Hollow & if it is allowed, is it something to be concerned about now? (vs. during gun season for deer)
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Re: Mid-State: Sleepy Hollow

Postby owosso bob » November 27th, 2013, 8:52 am

SteveF wrote:Sunday, then! Unless thur (early) or anytime friday is better for you guys. We can take a good easy spin on sunday up there, recover from our long weekends and ponder the route for 12/7. Anytime work better? mid-late morning/early afternoon's good for me sunday.

Okay Sunday at 1:00 East parking lot . I think Mike , Rick and possibly Rob are going to join us . Also Rick from the House of Wheels is going to let me bring one of his Charge Fat Bikes out the day of the ride to try out
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