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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby mclouthken » December 6th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Would it be possible to get trail maps updated on the website to show the new loops?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby BusDriver » December 6th, 2013, 8:33 pm

mclouthken wrote:Would it be possible to get trail maps updated on the website to show the new loops?

New map is in the works along with new signage.

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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby Leroi Brown » December 9th, 2013, 8:29 am

Rode Saturday, and the trails are in excellent shape.....just watch out for the "brown ice"!

Also.....not sure if someone already reported this or not, but there's a tree down on Murray at the 1.9 mile mark. It's immediately after a downhill section and comes up at you fast, so be aware! It's not a large diameter tree, but it's long enough that I couldn't move it by myself.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby mclouthken » December 20th, 2013, 2:24 pm

BusDriver wrote:
mclouthken wrote:Would it be possible to get trail maps updated on the website to show the new loops?

New map is in the works along with new signage.

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Awesome. Thanks for the response.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby barry1me » April 10th, 2014, 4:08 pm

any updates on trail conditions?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby sklevorn » April 12th, 2014, 7:05 pm

Rode Murray lake, lost and found, whole loop was in good shape. Heavier leaf cover and twigs than Island Lake but overall it was drier. MTB season is here in SE MI.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby qt314159 » April 12th, 2014, 7:25 pm

Did the whole circuit including Torn Shirt this afternoon. Trails are in great shape under the leaves.

Tree down on Murray about 2 miles in on the downhill after the 4-way intersection. Will need a saw to remove.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby RobM » April 14th, 2014, 9:11 am

Not a wet, soft, or muddy spot anywhere on the entire Murray Lake trail. Actually, there are a couple of spots of dry loose sand. That tree is still over the trail at the bottom of the hill near mile #2 -- this is the downhill after the first posted short cut around mile 1.8.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby hill9303 » April 15th, 2014, 9:18 pm

Rode this afternoon and I concur. Its in great shape. All the snow was melted on the trail.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby vette-ss » April 17th, 2014, 7:56 am

hill9303 wrote:Rode this afternoon and I concur. Its in great shape. All the snow was melted on the trail.


+1 x2 Rode Wed evening and found probably the best conditions I've seen on Torn Shirt. First time I've been able to clear the trail without a loose spinout on a climb. Finished with the lights and then went over to Murray. Brighton Rec gets dark out there real quick.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby BusDriver » April 19th, 2014, 2:26 pm

qt314159 wrote:Did the whole circuit including Torn Shirt this afternoon. Trails are in great shape under the leaves.

Tree down on Murray about 2 miles in on the downhill after the 4-way intersection. Will need a saw to remove.


Tree removed this afternoon, thanks for the post.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby Hermannator » April 27th, 2014, 8:09 pm

Large Widowmaker on Murray on the uphill right before the Murray shortcut (can be accessed from the Bishop/Bauer intersection). A big tree hanging over the trail caught up in a smaller tree that is bent like a banana. A little scary to ride underneath. The tree is well above the trail and probably could be overlooked by the casual rider. However, when this comes down, anyone underneath would be in a world of hurt.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby washedout » April 28th, 2014, 7:34 am

DNR seeks public input on new General Management Plan for Brighton Recreation Area:

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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby reidabel » April 28th, 2014, 7:33 pm

washedout wrote:DNR seeks public input on new General Management Plan for Brighton Recreation Area:

Topic posted in Advocacy- viewtopic.php?f=2&t=123925


It would be great if people could say they'd like to see more advanced mountain biking features, in particular, making use of the trees knocked across the Lost Loop last year by that tornado. The word "features" would be preferred over risky-sounding alternatives like "stunt" or "obstacle". Ramps, low elevated bridgework, skinny log rides, etc. all work as descriptions.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby reidabel » April 28th, 2014, 7:38 pm

Even people that don't plan on riding them could help out their fellow mtb'ers that DO want to have such things to ride!
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