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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » April 8th, 2013, 9:25 am

I was thinking it might have falled from the expressway and been dragged there at the time, but... who knows.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » April 8th, 2013, 2:46 pm

2slo2endo wrote:I was thinking it might have falled from the expressway and been dragged there at the time, but... who knows.


The bridge I am referring to is not near the expressway. It's between Jay Cee Park and Farmstead Park.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » April 14th, 2013, 4:49 pm

I know, I thought maybe vandals had taken it an dumped it under the e-way....
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » April 26th, 2013, 4:58 pm

I rode the paved path today. There was water over the paved trail in a few spots. The city was clearing mud and water with a front loader. The paved trail should be ridable on saturday.
I walked up to the bridge on the east end of the trail. The water is about a foot deep over the trail just past the bridge.The water level in the river is still high enough to block drainage from the area. Just past the high water, the trail is totally blocked by a huge tree. The north west trail start of the trail is under water (along the expressway).

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » May 3rd, 2013, 12:53 pm

We. evening, Rode from the Park bridge over the river towards the trailhead by the powerlines.. everything looked great until I passed the skills/ skinnies, as soon as the trail dropped into the wet section it was very muddy... turned around and rode back didn't try tthe other side.. just did some spinning on the pavement which is dry almost to Van Dyke that was still underwater and you will need to cross the road to continue... maybe this weekend will be better?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby mkow1234 » May 9th, 2013, 8:12 am

The lower areas on the eastern section (near the former Kleino Road) have dried out significantly.
There was a male goose out there on Monday, guarding his mate, at the bigger bridge (just past the "Loch Ness Monster" bumps).
He let me pass after a brief stand-off. :?

The straightaway coming out of the BMX section (just to the east of M-53) was still wet and muddy.

Everything else looked good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » May 9th, 2013, 11:35 am

Thanks for the report. I also had a run in with the male goose it was pretty funny. I was walking, so when
I went to the right, he would go to the right, when I went to left so would he :lol:. The straightaway that runs next
to the E-way is always a problem when the park floods. There is a board walk planned for that section in the future.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » May 15th, 2013, 7:49 am

Tree down between the berms and the power station. Actually between the gas company's path cut through the woods and the 2 track where the MMBA trailer was parked for the creation of the berms. It is fairly rideable - about 4 - 5" thick. Trail looks pretty dry though! the 53 straightaway is finally drying out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » May 15th, 2013, 3:31 pm

2slo2endo wrote:Tree down between the berms and the power station. Actually between the gas company's path cut through the woods and the 2 track where the MMBA trailer was parked for the creation of the berms. It is fairly rideable - about 4 - 5" thick. Trail looks pretty dry though! the 53 straightaway is finally drying out.


Thanks for the update, I will get out the weekend and take a look at it. Depending on where it is, I may just leave it
in place, 4-5" is a rideable / bunny hop log.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jer091 » May 16th, 2013, 10:59 am

Trail is completely rideable with no mud!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 tree that was previously reported and its rideable.

go ride :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby lawn dart » May 16th, 2013, 8:28 pm

jer091 wrote:Trail is completely rideable with no mud!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 tree that was previously reported and its rideable.
go ride :D
What jer said. 8)

There are some spots on the trail that need attention, but the only reason I say that is because the entire rest of the trail is fantastic.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » May 17th, 2013, 8:29 am

lawn dart wrote:
jer091 wrote:Trail is completely rideable with no mud!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 tree that was previously reported and its rideable.
go ride :D
What jer said. 8)

There are some spots on the trail that need attention, but the only reason I say that is because the entire rest of the trail is fantastic.


If possiible could you be a bit more specific on what "spots" need attention, and what kind of attenion they need. It would save me a lot of time to be able to go right to the spots that need attenion, instead of having to walk the entire trail. Thanks!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby lawn dart » May 17th, 2013, 11:20 am

Hey Mack!
Gosh, all I can remember is low areas with pizza cutters starting to harden and some short wooden spans that are intended to bridge them. They just need 10 minutes with a shovel and they'll be good. Maybe west of the the old digger, or east of the Dragon's back? Most of the spots I saw are very minor and will go away as more people ride the trail.

The stretch along the E-way has some deadfall crowding it. It's still easily rideable, you just can't go bar-to-bar with your buddies through there!

I forgot how smoooth this trail is. Really fun!
Let us know if a Trail Day is planned; We'd love to help.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » May 17th, 2013, 12:48 pm

Thnaks for the info. Those spots are always problem areas. Yes we do have a couple of trail days planned this year, no dates
yet. I will post them here and on the CRAMBA site. A bridge is planned for the wet area after the long bridge. I tend to
let pizza cutters take care of themselves unless they are real bad. I used to repair them, but besause people will not stay off the trail
when it's to wet to ride, I have sort of given up on repairing them. I will get out this weekend and give the trail a good once over in the problem areas.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby lawn dart » May 27th, 2013, 4:05 pm

Dodge Park was great today, fast & smooth. Just keep an eye out for walkers.
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