CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby mmba7614 » May 1st, 2013, 1:22 pm

urbaindk wrote:I just happened to drive by Bald Mtn Saturday. It looked to me (from the road) that the lake was very high. I suspect a good portion of the trail is underwater (behind the ranger station area). It was practically up to the road in some spots. I also walked some of the connector trail in / near Cranberry lake. It too was mostly underwater, to the point where just to get on the nice foot new bridges they built you had to wade in pretty far, rendering the bridges essentially useless.

I am unfamiliar with Bald Mtn, except for some understanding that there is a "South" area near LOHS, and a "North" section closer to Addison. I (think I) have a ridden most of the North section, as part of the Grampian race. It seems (from maps) that the South would be more prone to flooding. (totally could be wrong here).
Anyways ... long form way of asking if you are talking about the South or North area. I was hoping to come out and ride the North next week, but sounds like I may need to put that off!!

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » May 1st, 2013, 3:00 pm

North.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby urbaindk » May 1st, 2013, 5:34 pm

Sortaslow wrote:North.


Correct. I was driving on Predmore / Harmon Rd. Past the Graham and Heart lakes. Heart lake was very much covering the short section of the the trail you can see from the road.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » May 1st, 2013, 9:03 pm

There are parts of BMN that never really get dry, but merely passable.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Siccus » May 7th, 2013, 2:52 pm

My friend and I are planning to ride the south and maybe north trail on Thursday May 9. Can anyone give me a report on current trail conditions? Thanks!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby bmiller » May 8th, 2013, 6:36 am

There are 2 trees down at north, not a big deal at all. And there are a couple of wet spots(normal). I don't ride south. It's more fun to integrate Addison into you north loop ride if you have time. Have fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » May 8th, 2013, 7:00 am

I haven't ridden the south unit yet but people are reporting that LOHS is pretty much dry. BMS stays wetter longer than most other area trails. I think there are a couple of different groups planning on riding at LOHS tonight aroung 5:30-6:00.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Jim O » May 8th, 2013, 11:42 am

Steve,
Have sent a PM to you.

Thanks!
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Steve_Kinley wrote:I haven't ridden the south unit yet but people are reporting that LOHS is pretty much dry. BMS stays wetter longer than most other area trails. I think there are a couple of different groups planning on riding at LOHS tonight aroung 5:30-6:00.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Rock N' Rolla » May 8th, 2013, 3:03 pm

Bald North was fast! and dry. Behind the Ranger house the mud was there.. but I didnt sink and it didnt kick up. There is a Tree down after the lake George entrance.about 6" and a hand saw could kill it. A biggin' down just before the Conklin connector.It broke into several LARGE sections and will need a chain saw.the only muddy sqush I found was a small patch just before you pop back out at the Lk. Grg spot again.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » May 9th, 2013, 11:34 am

Bald North was fast! and dry. Behind the Ranger house the mud was there.. but I didnt sink and it didnt kick up.


Great !!! Will go for a ride next week !
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Spinwheel » May 9th, 2013, 10:12 pm

South unit has 3 trees down near posts 12, 14 and 4.. 14 and 4 are big trees.
Also found the usual sticky mud holes and a couple spots had standing water which probably wont dry completely for weeks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » May 17th, 2013, 7:51 am

The massive tree "barricade" is still down on the south loop of the north unit. Is this DNR's responsibility to clear it, or will it require a special trail day from the volunteers?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » May 19th, 2013, 7:28 pm

flamingo wrote:The massive tree "barricade" is still down on the south loop of the north unit. Is this DNR's responsibility to clear it, or will it require a special trail day from the volunteers?


That "massive tree barricade" is indeed massive! :shock: It is just before the Conklin connector and will require many man-hours with a chain saw. There is a "re-route" around it, but I'd suggest walking it, as it is on a steep grade, and even the footing was precarious.

The only other "bad spots" were just before the short bridge near Harmon Rd. (the one that's ALWAYS wet), and near the Ranger's house (there is a rideable re-route to the left, but you have to watch for it). Oh, and face-slappers. Lots of 'em. :P
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » May 27th, 2013, 8:03 pm

The tree barricade has been removed :D. The soft area after the bridge is also drying out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby PmB » May 31st, 2013, 12:41 pm

Looking for a condition check. Has anyone been out this way today??
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