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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » September 22nd, 2011, 8:41 am

John_H wrote:Anyone up for a night ride Wednesday? 8:30 start - I'm flexible on time. Get the riding in while we can before deer season.


Good ride last night John!

One of the trees has been cleared, the other is just before the top of Plite's peak, exactly as shown on the map posted earlier. My chainsaw needs some attention so I'm unable to clear it right now.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby John_H » September 22nd, 2011, 5:53 pm

Nice ride last night. Sorry about the "shot gunned couple PBR" sound effects :) Maybe make a Wednesday or Thursday regular night ride?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby zaskar_95 » September 22nd, 2011, 7:41 pm

I can get to it on Saturday.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 23rd, 2011, 7:34 pm

LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:My best guesses would be here. I could be WAY off. I do remember that one was right before the top of the hill that I think of as a rest stop. The second was right before a connector trail. I could be close, but you're guess is better than mine. I know they were after the house.

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Sorry that I couldn't be more precise.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » September 23rd, 2011, 8:52 pm

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 24th, 2011, 8:57 am

LuckyCharm4x4 wrote::?: :?:

Just meant ur map and coordinates seem pretty accurate to me. The trails not very long.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » September 24th, 2011, 10:40 am

G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:The trails not very long.


No, it's not, but if you've ever walked the entire trail carrying a chainsaw (I have) it will feel a *beep* of a lot longer. Knowing exactly where a downed tree is located is a huge help as you can take the short cuts directly to the tree instead of hiking entire sections looking for it.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » September 24th, 2011, 5:59 pm

cramer wrote:
G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:The trails not very long.


No, it's not, but if you've ever walked the entire trail carrying a chainsaw (I have) it will feel a *beep* of a lot longer. Knowing exactly where a downed tree is located is a huge help as you can take the short cuts directly to the tree instead of hiking entire sections looking for it.


Doug and I did the Trifecta today (Ski area, Pando (only because it was open for race pre-riding), and Luton - approx. 36 miles) and the only downed tree at the ski area is just before the top of Plite's Peak - literally within 10-15 yds of the top.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 24th, 2011, 8:48 pm

cramer wrote:
G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:The trails not very long.


No, it's not, but if you've ever walked the entire trail carrying a chainsaw (I have) it will feel a *beep* of a lot longer. Knowing exactly where a downed tree is located is a huge help as you can take the short cuts directly to the tree instead of hiking entire sections looking for it.

Agreed, and there are tons of little trails that criss cross all over the place in there. I almost ended up lost back in there once.

Hopefully this little rain will help all those deep sandy spots a little.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby tman12394 » September 27th, 2011, 10:01 am

I was just out there for the first time this weekend. And on the down hill and free ride corse near the largest drop and the gap jump there is quite a late tree down, Idk how it goes of removing them. If I could take a chainsaw in there but is that against rules Idk, it would be Awsome to have that trail cleened up, me and a few buddies r going out latter this week. Is it alright to take shovels and reshape the lips on some of the jumps? Please reply
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » September 27th, 2011, 8:21 pm

tman12394 wrote:I was just out there for the first time this weekend. And on the down hill and free ride corse near the largest drop and the gap jump there is quite a late tree down, Idk how it goes of removing them. If I could take a chainsaw in there but is that against rules Idk, it would be Awsome to have that trail cleened up, me and a few buddies r going out latter this week. Is it alright to take shovels and reshape the lips on some of the jumps? Please reply



you can chain saw the tree out but you have to mention it to the guys in the maintenance building so they know youre up there. Re-shaping the lips is fine
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » September 27th, 2011, 8:23 pm

Has anyone seen evidence of bears at the ski area? I got a call that a homeowner has heard some cubs out there.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » September 27th, 2011, 9:11 pm

RickPlite wrote:Has anyone seen evidence of bears at the ski area? I got a call that a homeowner has heard some cubs out there.


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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Slimm » September 28th, 2011, 8:19 am

RickPlite wrote:Has anyone seen evidence of bears at the ski area? I got a call that a homeowner has heard some cubs out there.


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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » September 28th, 2011, 8:30 am

I almost saw a bear out there....
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