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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby trebron » April 25th, 2011, 9:02 am

dirt wrote:BTW, I don't know how much influence you have on the upkeep of the paved path, but at marked #30, at the bottom of the hill (if you are heading north) there are a couple of wide cross dips in the trail, and they are doing to end up sending someone over the handlebars when they come flying down that hill. Might be good to stick some patch in them and even the pavement out a bit.


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this happend yesterday. 60 year old man face-planted after riding his bike down that hill. broken nose possible broken hand.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Mack » April 25th, 2011, 9:48 am

I just let Aaron know.Really sorry to hear about that. All we can do is tell the DPW and Parks & Rec about it, they are the one's that have to fix it. I would imagine that somebody getting hurt they will get on it pretty quick. I have mentioned that spot and a couple others in the past hopefully this will get them moving.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby kwings00 » April 26th, 2011, 2:26 pm

Message from the City email: "Due to downed power lines, Dodge Park and the Clinton River Trail System will be closed until further notice." I'm not sure where this is in the park.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby utabintarbo » April 26th, 2011, 3:11 pm

kwings00 wrote:Message from the City email: "Due to downed power lines, Dodge Park and the Clinton River Trail System will be closed until further notice." I'm not sure where this is in the park.


This IS the park(s). :evil:
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Mack » April 26th, 2011, 3:41 pm

The gates have been locked for the last 2 days alot of the park is flooded anyway.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby acr21 » May 5th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Thinking about riding this trail tonight. Anybody know if it is dry enough yet? Also is there a map of the trail anywhere? Thanks a lot.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby drkhelmut » May 7th, 2011, 9:21 pm

I was thinking about hitting up this trail, I was reading and it sounds like an easy one for begginers. Anyone have any pointers or suggestions? I am new to the adventure and have only done the metro parkway paved path and some short trips into stoney.

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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Mack » May 8th, 2011, 8:56 am

It's a great trail WHEN it is dry and dry it is not right now. Some of this trail is built on a flood plain so it can remain wet for sometime. With all the rain we have been having won't be ridable for a couple a weeks by the looks of it. I was out yesterday doing trail work and some parts are still really wet . So please give this a week or two. Thanks


This is how wet it can get the trail goes between the orange flag on the right and the big tree on the left. :shock: This section will eventually get a bridge but for now lot's of cleaning up to do.

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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Mack » May 12th, 2011, 8:14 pm

This is the new reoute I just finished after the curved bridge coming out of the humps.
The new reroute has 2 lines the right takes you down a small slope the left has a log jump/drop. Only 1ft drop.


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This is the new log jump/drop. Unfortunatley trail is still a week away from being completely ridable parts are and parts are not. Please walk those that are not.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Trail_Warrior » June 2nd, 2011, 10:24 am

Dodge park dried up? or should I still bring my waders and kayak 8)
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby utabintarbo » June 2nd, 2011, 12:13 pm

Trail_Warrior wrote:Dodge park dried up? or should I still bring my waders and kayak 8)


One of these, perhaps...

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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Trail_Warrior » June 2nd, 2011, 1:37 pm

I think you've just given me inspiration for a summer project :D

So with that I suppose the trails still under water... :wink:
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Weihs » June 2nd, 2011, 1:45 pm

Trail_Warrior,

I live near there and have avoided the trail, so I can not speak from first hand experience, but based on the rain, the river levels I have seen and the conditions of other, drier trails, I can't imagine CRPT is in any shape to ride!
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Trail_Warrior » June 6th, 2011, 10:16 am

Awful lot of warm dry weather... anyone been out to Dodge Park who can report first hand conditions?
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Tr

Postby Mack » June 6th, 2011, 3:16 pm

Not enough warm dry weather. CRPT is still not ridable for the most part. Some north sections are but the south is not. I finished this new reroute with a log jump/drop and a bypass.That I have still not been able to ride except the day I finished it. But I am sure others have muddy trail and all :cry:
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Direction sign to log jump
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Log jump/drop between the 2 trees then a hard right
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This is coming from the opposite direction being that this is a 2 way trail at this time
I had to make VERY clear that this is not the way and to stay left.
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If this warm weather stays and we get no rain should be ready in a week.
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