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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Jim O » January 6th, 2014, 6:19 pm

You are right about new management and new thinking, but would it be a good idea to have one voice when speaking to the Land Manager about trails?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » January 6th, 2014, 6:52 pm

Jim O wrote:You are right about new management and new thinking, but would it be a good idea to have one voice when speaking to the Land Manager about trails?


As far as I'm aware the communication that Steve Kinley would have with the DNR at Bald Mountain would be on behalf of the Lake Orion High School trail (which abuts Bald Mountain), not CRAMBA-IMBA. The trails at LOHS are not CRAMBA-IMBA maintained trails and thus aren't anything for us to speak on.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Steve_Kinley » January 20th, 2014, 2:26 pm

I rode 100% of Bald Mountain South this afternoon on a regular MTB, using 2.4 tires at lower pressure. I sank anywhere from zero to about 1/2 inch. I didn't try but I would assume the south side of Greenshield around the lake might be packed as well.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » January 20th, 2014, 2:57 pm

I rode the full White loop (east of Harmon) Saturday, and it was great for a fat bike (and likely for a skinny guy on a regular MTB). It looks as it the whole trail was machine-groomed. BMN++ :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby honkonbobo » January 25th, 2014, 2:20 pm

anyone been out to bald south or north today? rideable with regular 29er? looking to ride tomorrow and even packed snowmobile track is fine with me.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby csvineyard » January 26th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Rode Bald Mountain North loop (1-6) this afternoon on my fat bike. Trail is packed and groomed nicely even with the 2' of soft snow on top. Trail is in great shape, have fun!!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby kbputnam » February 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am

How's the trails looking today for fatbiking?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ASHCAN575 » February 14th, 2014, 7:36 pm

Trails are in really good shape!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby bmiller » February 14th, 2014, 7:40 pm

North and south?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ASHCAN575 » February 14th, 2014, 8:00 pm

I rode the south, the snowmobiles have done a great job grooming.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby bmiller » February 14th, 2014, 8:01 pm

Cool. Thanks!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby jumbo » February 16th, 2014, 12:56 pm

The trail was perfect for fat bikes today. A couple of inches of fresh snow on top of what seemed to be a groomed trail. We ran across quite a few cross country skiers as we rode.

Is Bald Mountain groomed or is it just a function of the snowmobile traffic?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 1:04 pm

jumbo wrote:The trail was perfect for fat bikes today. A couple of inches of fresh snow on top of what seemed to be a groomed trail. We ran across quite a few cross country skiers as we rode.

Is Bald Mountain groomed or is it just a function of the snowmobile traffic?


Bald Mountain North gets its niceness from skiing and snowshoeing and hiking. South is from snowmobile traffic. No grooming there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » February 16th, 2014, 4:51 pm

[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/17/u8ejuje5.jpg[/img]Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Sortaslow wrote:Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.


Agreed -- It was beautiful out there. I tried calling you when I stopped to pee on your car tire, but I didn't have service. Oh well.
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