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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby bockrona » July 16th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Trail was very hot this afternoon. Dip in the lake was warranted.

Kudos to the fella on the unicycle. I was struggling with 2 wheels and gears and I see someone MTB'ing on one wheel.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby countryboy_mike » July 20th, 2013, 6:33 pm

Rode all four loops this morning. The tread was pretty solid, just a few mud puddles and soft spots. The exposed roots are very slick so beware. Lots of sticks and leaves on the trail. Large oak tree down over the trail one mile past the Murray Lake campground on the Murray Lake loop. This will need a chain saw. We moved most of the other big sticks and branches off the trail. The deer flies were out in force. Biting right through the jersey and shorts.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby b_b » July 21st, 2013, 12:12 pm

Tree on Murray is at about 5.6m just past the bench.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby The RideR » July 25th, 2013, 9:17 pm

Rode all loops. Trail is in great shape. Tree down on TS at 5 mile mark.Image


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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby 98HooKooFreeRider » July 26th, 2013, 6:15 am

Rode ML last night, was in pretty good shape. Lots of sandy spots (to be expected after all of the rain we got) and a few face rakers in the trail. Hoping to ride tomorrow again and if I do, I'll bring some pruning shears to clear those. Such a fun trail :) Also, the added signage was nice to see!

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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby bax » August 2nd, 2013, 11:15 am

Rode this morning 6:30 a.m. trail clear to lost loop, except for the "black ice" trail was in fine shape.. 8)
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby bax » August 2nd, 2013, 11:16 am

OOppss - I meant FOUND loop!
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby yamangold » August 5th, 2013, 10:20 am

Tree still down on Torn, comes up quick. Also, it seems the owl is back. Last mile or so of Torn, in the pines, it dive bombed me from behind.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby 98HooKooFreeRider » August 5th, 2013, 10:36 am

yamangold wrote:Tree still down on Torn, comes up quick. Also, it seems the owl is back. Last mile or so of Torn, in the pines, it dive bombed me from behind.


I too have seen the owl but luckily perched in a tree after swooping at something about 20 yards in front of me.. NOT sucker bombing from behind! Did he make contact??

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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DRC » August 8th, 2013, 7:07 am

Tree down on Torn Shirt - I would say it's at about 4.75 miles in. I'm assuming it's that same one noted above but can't be sure of that. There is also a tree down on ML about a mile after you return to the original trail from the lost/found loops. It's before the right hand turn when you merge on to the foot trail that leads back to the campgrounds.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby flamingo » August 12th, 2013, 8:58 am

Quick question. I have been riding the extension/offshoot of the Found Loop. It offshoots where the trail is marked with the red flags. Now that the Found Loop entrance is clearly marked is the other extension part of the "official" loop or we should not be riding it at all? I see it is well ridden out so I assume that it is OK to ride it.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby countryboy_mike » August 12th, 2013, 9:38 am

Its good to go. There is a sign on your left where the "Lost Loop" and the "Found Loop" split. Follow the trail and keep the orange flags to your right hand side. Climb up the hill and the rest is pretty easy to navigate.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby tjdog800 » August 12th, 2013, 9:40 am

Does the "found loop" then connect to the "lost loop"?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby The RideR » August 12th, 2013, 9:48 am

Yes, they do connect.

I think flamingo was talking about the trail that goes after red flags, and I was under the impression that it's where private property starts, or am I wrong?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby Leroi Brown » August 12th, 2013, 9:53 am

tjdog800 wrote:Does the "found loop" then connect to the "lost loop"?


Yes, it connects back in to the Lost Loop.
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