MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » June 12th, 2013, 9:29 pm

shredbetty61 wrote:I could see this is a really great trail, but now am a little scared after a bad wipeout today. The rocks and roots were moist and slippery and I fell going downhill over some rough spot. What can I do other than practice? 1st time there after doing Bishop Lake-Murphy Lake, Mayberry , Island Lake, Olsen. feeling tentative.....

Don't try to brake over wet roots and rocks.


Rode highland ABC tonight it was prime.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby ibisman » June 14th, 2013, 10:29 am

anyone know how D loop is?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Gfish29 » June 14th, 2013, 12:57 pm

There is 1 tree down, about 1/4 mile from start of D loop...on Wednesday ..forgot about it until now.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » June 14th, 2013, 1:09 pm

ibisman wrote:anyone know how D loop is?


Two trees down, one at the start of D-loop and one at the end of D-loop.
We have plans to clear them later this afternoon.
The rest of the trail is all clear, just a little slick in the corners.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby b_b » June 15th, 2013, 5:43 pm

D was a little "wild" :).
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » July 1st, 2013, 5:12 pm

How is the trail? I plan on riding Friday morn.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 2nd, 2013, 7:29 am

Trail is in great shape… Highland drains well even if it rains on Thursday, you should be good to go on Friday.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Dirty Tires » July 7th, 2013, 3:33 pm

Trail in great shape today, rain has missed it. Tree down around 6B.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 9th, 2013, 6:30 pm

Chainsaw needed for two trees on A-loop.

3/4 of a mile in.

Just before B loop.

Got caught in the rain with the kids tonight, A loop was in great shape otherwise, nice firm trail even with 1" of running water on top of it. Check the weather next time dummy.... :shock:
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 9th, 2013, 8:01 pm

You weren’t the only one that got caught in the rain, I made it out just before it hit hard. There were 7 or 8 vehicles in the lot when I left.

I had to use my handsaw on three small trees on B-loop, and those trees at 6B need a chainsaw.

Did anybody make it out to C or D-loop?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 9th, 2013, 8:12 pm

tmbrown wrote:You weren’t the only one that got caught in the rain, I made it out just before it hit hard. There were 7 or 8 vehicles in the lot when I left.

I had to use my handsaw on three small trees on B-loop, and those trees at 6B need a chainsaw.

Did anybody make it out to C or D-loop?

Not sure. We had 3 guys catch us at the end of A-loop. 2 other guys in the lot. Between the rain and wanting to get wet kids home for a shower and a pizza I didn't stick around to see what everyone had ridden.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby dikowals » July 10th, 2013, 11:47 am

I rode the D loop Monday night and there were two large trees down on the first half heading south. Have they been cleared yet?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby a2trailer » July 10th, 2013, 2:44 pm

iamkickstand wrote:
tmbrown wrote:You weren’t the only one that got caught in the rain, I made it out just before it hit hard. There were 7 or 8 vehicles in the lot when I left.

I had to use my handsaw on three small trees on B-loop, and those trees at 6B need a chainsaw.

Did anybody make it out to C or D-loop?

Not sure. We had 3 guys catch us at the end of A-loop. 2 other guys in the lot. Between the rain and wanting to get wet kids home for a shower and a pizza I didn't stick around to see what everyone had ridden.


Yeah I was the first of those 3 guys. We knew the storm was coming and thought we might make it. Only did AB.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 11th, 2013, 7:44 am

a2trailer wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:
tmbrown wrote:You weren’t the only one that got caught in the rain, I made it out just before it hit hard. There were 7 or 8 vehicles in the lot when I left.

I had to use my handsaw on three small trees on B-loop, and those trees at 6B need a chainsaw.

Did anybody make it out to C or D-loop?

Not sure. We had 3 guys catch us at the end of A-loop. 2 other guys in the lot. Between the rain and wanting to get wet kids home for a shower and a pizza I didn't stick around to see what everyone had ridden.


Yeah I was the first of those 3 guys. We knew the storm was coming and thought we might make it. Only did AB.



I hope I didn’t jinx you guys :) that storm was moving fast.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 11th, 2013, 7:45 am

I rode C and D-loop yesterday, C is all clear D-loop has four trees down. The first one is in a valley just before the 12.5 mile post, that one is a *beep* to get around.
The next one is a couple 100 yards past the first one, the third one is past the 12.5 mile post up on top of the hill, I cut a hole through that one. The fourth is before the 14 mile post, on that last big climb.
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