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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby the Putti » November 4th, 2013, 8:34 am

There is a pretty large tree down on the red loop. It's on toward the end on the last big turn as you go down hill to reconnect to the blue loop.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby utabintarbo » November 15th, 2013, 7:01 pm

Trail was clear of all but leaves. And lots of fun! :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » November 18th, 2013, 5:25 pm

Don't be that guy.......

NO NIGHT RIDING ALLOWED! It has come to our attention that mountain bikers are ignoring the Kent County Parks rule that this park is closed from dusk to dawn. No night or early morning riding with head or handlebar lights is allowed. Please spread the word. The option is a full trail closure to bikes and denied bike access to other Kent county parks in the future. The park neighbors are watching you and they call the parks system with every major and minor infraction out there.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby the Putti » November 23rd, 2013, 10:30 am

Lots of trees down, chainsaw needed:

3 on Black: 1 about 1/2 mile in and 2 on the end loop
2 on Red: Both about 3/4 through the loop
1 on yellow about 1/2 mile in after initial climb just before the climb to the stone stairs.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » November 23rd, 2013, 10:44 am

the Putti wrote:Lots of trees down, chainsaw needed:

3 on Black: 1 about 1/2 mile in and 2 on the end loop
2 on Red: Both about 3/4 through the loop
1 on yellow about 1/2 mile in after initial climb just before the climb to the stone stairs.



thanks for the update. I'll try to get out there on Monday
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby FredSmith » November 29th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Anyone know if Luton is OK to ride? It's an hour drive for me, would like to know if the snow or freeze / thaw has the trail off limits.

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby giantone » November 29th, 2013, 9:27 pm

FredSmith wrote:Anyone know if Luton is OK to ride? It's an hour drive for me, would like to know if the snow or freeze / thaw has the trail off limits.

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It should be fine. There hasn't been much thaw in the last week or so. Unless temps get into upper 30's + sunny you should be okay but I'll let those who are more familiar with the trail to chime in.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » November 29th, 2013, 10:13 pm

FredSmith wrote:Anyone know if Luton is OK to ride? It's an hour drive for me, would like to know if the snow or freeze / thaw has the trail off limits.

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As long as you are on the trail by 9 am or so you should be fine
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » December 1st, 2013, 3:09 pm

Make sure to ride early before the thaw on the trail. With these upcoming warming temperatures this week the trail could be sloppy.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby msahaydak » December 27th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Does anyone have updates on trail conditions? Have fat bikes packed the trail in? I'm hoping to get out in the woods on the bike while in town visiting the in-laws.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 28th, 2013, 8:40 am

msahaydak wrote:Does anyone have updates on trail conditions? Have fat bikes packed the trail in? I'm hoping to get out in the woods on the bike while in town visiting the in-laws.



it has been ridden and hiked but is rough going since the ice storm. Merrell has been groomed and is in awesome shape
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » January 31st, 2014, 9:26 am

Trail update anyone?
Rideable, unridable?
Which loops?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby sloejoe » March 8th, 2014, 9:09 pm

I rode fat bikes here today. Blue loop was wide and well packed except for the part nearest the trailhead. Open field= a little soft. Other loops looked like a few ski tracks, tough biking. Talked to some friendly hikers who had not seen a fat bike before, they thought it was neat.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » April 6th, 2014, 9:47 am

Trails are closed until further notice, the trails are still covered in ice or slush in the woods, the open areas are muddy.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » April 8th, 2014, 8:16 am

Luton Park is closed (driveway is chained and signed) until further notice to protect it during the spring thaw and current wet/muddy conditions. We will be updating the status of the trail on the new "Trail Conditions" page on our website athttp://www.wmmba.org/trail-conditions/ and also here on our Facebook page. We will open the trail as soon as conditions permit.
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