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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » July 25th, 2013, 9:51 am

Loren wrote:When God ordains that it's time to build a log pile, he fells a tree in the proper place.



He did a great job on this one. It is going to be an epic log pile. Its a monster.


iamkickstand it is not far off the horse trail when you enter D. Maybe a quarter mile.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 25th, 2013, 11:51 am

We have it handled, it looks bigger than it is maybe 20-24” diameter. :)
I have a 90cc saw, but I will probably use my 70cc with a 25” bar.

You have to be a mountain goat to get over it, but it can be done.
I cleared some of the vines off it with my hand saw.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » July 25th, 2013, 2:57 pm

tmbrown wrote:
You have to be a mountain goat to get over it, but it can be done.


I didnt want to snag my spandex. :mrgreen:
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby brokenbones » July 26th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Small tree blocking "D" right near the end. Dashed my no-dab night. Probably small enough for a hand saw, or maybe could be pulled out of the way. Didn't stop long enough to investigate. Deer flys were fearsome. No other obstructions on any of the loops. Thanks to the workers who maintain this trail. There was much evidence of recent tree clearing - some of them huge!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » August 4th, 2013, 5:34 pm

Rode A, B, and C today (skipped D). Trail seemed to be in great shape, and the mosquitos were minimal.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby EnRaz » August 7th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Rode all loops this evening. The ground was moist, but with very rare exception there was no standing water and it was a good ride.

One thing of note: a tree down ~4¼ miles from trailhead, on B-loop. It's in a fast-ish section and is about chest high. It could definitely injure someone. The only thing that saved me was the fact I was going a bit slower due to everything being wet. Can be removed with a handsaw (tree is about 6" in diameter), but I didn't have one with me. Otherwise, trail is good.

p.s. watch the deer flies, They are absolutely possessed right now!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » August 8th, 2013, 7:59 pm

One thing of note: a tree down ~4¼ miles from trailhead, on B-loop. It's in a fast-ish section and is about chest high. It could definitely injure someone. The only thing that saved me was the fact I was going a bit slower due to everything being wet. Can be removed with a handsaw (tree is about 6" in diameter), but I didn't have one with me. Otherwise, trail is good.


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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » August 10th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Rode today, the trail was awesome. You trail keepers do a great job.

I rode from Highland to PLRA and what a scenic ride. Lake views and great canopy covered dirt roads.

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby brokenbones » August 15th, 2013, 8:56 pm

2 trees across trail tonite. 1st is @ 7.7 miles in on C, not rideable. 2nd is @ 15.0 on D, sketchy, off camber, right next to a swamp, but rideable if you're careful.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » August 18th, 2013, 8:40 pm

brokenbones wrote:2 trees across trail tonite. 1st is @ 7.7 miles in on C, not rideable. 2nd is @ 15.0 on D, sketchy, off camber, right next to a swamp, but rideable if you're careful.


I didn't see the one on C today, but the one on D is still there. My bike fit over it, I checked as I walked it. That wouldn't be a fun place to fall to the right.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » August 18th, 2013, 9:44 pm

The tree on C was cleared on Friday with a hand saw (by Kevin)…We cleared the tree on D this evening.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » August 18th, 2013, 9:48 pm

tmbrown wrote:The tree on C was cleared on Friday with a hand saw (by Kevin)…We cleared the tree on D this evening.


Thanks! Otherwise, the trail seemed in good shape.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby turbotodd » August 23rd, 2013, 8:36 am

trail was great last night, no obstructions.
Highland is the only metro Detroit trail where I feel like I'm ACTUALLY mountain biking
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Re: MCMBA: Highland 8/23/2013

Postby ibisman » August 23rd, 2013, 11:57 am

did A,B,C, and D. Trail was in great shape!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby flamingo » August 23rd, 2013, 12:10 pm

Highland is the only metro Detroit trail where I feel like I'm ACTUALLY mountain biking


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