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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » January 15th, 2014, 7:48 pm

The trail is not in good shape. Rode some two tracks instead.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Mike_D » January 15th, 2014, 7:53 pm

dirtjunkie wrote:The trail is not in good shape. Rode some two tracks instead.


Kinda thought that might be the case. Did you try riding the trails with a fatbike?

'Tis the season and the trails are crap unless they have been "groomed" with a snow machine. Even then it might be iffy with old iced over snow.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby tjvm85 » January 16th, 2014, 9:35 am

I went on Tuesday and unfortunately the trail was pretty much unridable.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » January 16th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Mike_D wrote:
dirtjunkie wrote:The trail is not in good shape. Rode some two tracks instead.


Kinda thought that might be the case. Did you try riding the trails with a fatbike?

'Tis the season and the trails are crap unless they have been "groomed" with a snow machine. Even then it might be iffy with old iced over snow.


Yeah, I was on my fat bike.

Thankfully there's a lot of two tracks to go explore. We even ended up riding on a lake for a bit...the ice fishermen got a kick out of that :D
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Mike_D » January 16th, 2014, 5:16 pm

dirtjunkie wrote:
Mike_D wrote:
dirtjunkie wrote:The trail is not in good shape. Rode some two tracks instead.


Kinda thought that might be the case. Did you try riding the trails with a fatbike?

'Tis the season and the trails are crap unless they have been "groomed" with a snow machine. Even then it might be iffy with old iced over snow.


Yeah, I was on my fat bike.

Thankfully there's a lot of two tracks to go explore. We even ended up riding on a lake for a bit...the ice fishermen got a kick out of that :D


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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby magsnharley » January 16th, 2014, 9:15 pm

The two tracks you rode, were they in Barry state game area or the Yankee springs side?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » January 17th, 2014, 7:36 am

magsnharley wrote:The two tracks you rode, were they in Barry state game area or the Yankee springs side?


Some cross thru both game areas, some don't. :?:
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » March 14th, 2014, 12:44 pm

How is the trail looking? Still snow covered?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby elangley » March 24th, 2014, 9:13 am

Three weeks left to thaw - any hope?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Kazie » March 25th, 2014, 5:14 pm

According to Intellicast.com, the area still has 18-24 inches of snow cover...
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby mcsmith24 » April 6th, 2014, 8:40 am

Anyone been by there? any hope of riding soon?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » April 8th, 2014, 3:10 pm

Hiked some of the trail today (4/8/14). Guard rail hill has 4+ inches of ice up it....Ole piney has a foot of snow at the base of it ....going back roughly 40-50 feet. I also drove a few of the emergency access two-tracks....bottom line: Not yet.

I did see a set of bike tracks ....and there was a bike rider pulling in as I left.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 9th, 2014, 1:51 pm

Yankee's facebook posted they are opening this weekend??
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dgw2jr » April 9th, 2014, 7:55 pm

Wife and I are hoping to ride there at the end of the month.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » April 11th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Rode the trail today after work. It is in ride-able shape with a few traces of snow. No real mud but a dry surface. Leafs cover the trail and some small sticks. It was nice to actually have my first trail ride before what I was expecting to be in May!
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