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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby KRUG » January 3rd, 2014, 4:12 pm

turbotoad wrote:Hear that ANOTHER 6"-8" of snow is coming Saturday night and into Sunday :shock: Just getting down Hess Rd. would be an adventure (unless you have 4x4) :twisted:


If the forecast is correct I don't think I'll be there. I'll have my own problems to deal with.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » January 4th, 2014, 9:37 am

As we all will have!!! I will be out at Holdridge today around 10:30.
If someone else shows, I will be in my black Sierra. If I am not at the truck, feel free to call my cell.

UPDATE: First two miles of West Loop is clear of trees and brush over the trail. If you ski, you can always cut over to the at the 2.0 mile mark to the .5 and return.

BTW, who cut up all the down trees on the West Loop up to the 1.5 mile mark?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » January 4th, 2014, 4:20 pm

"BTW, who cut up all the down trees on the West Loop up to the 1.5 mile mark?"

That was me, but it got dark.

I don't think I can be there for Sunday either!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » January 4th, 2014, 7:21 pm

SAuge wrote:"BTW, who cut up all the down trees on the West Loop up to the 1.5 mile mark?"

That was me, but it got dark.

I don't think I can be there for Sunday either!


Based on the weather forecast, I think staying home is the best bet for all.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » January 6th, 2014, 9:53 am

I guess it was a good day to stay home! :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » January 27th, 2014, 3:24 pm

SAuge wrote:I did a quick clean up on the north loop - except that big tree. Hoping the coming storms will knock off that tree top. I'd rather not cut the whole thing down as the stump would make a good home for animals and insects. Don't know what to do, but it appears the walkers are making a trail around it.

I also cleared the turtle loop.

Good enough for skiing and snow shoeing - plenty more to clean up when the snow melts!

West loop and branches off it is still what it was I think.


Where on the North Loop is this "Big Tree" located? Walked entire loop without locating on Saturday.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » January 27th, 2014, 4:12 pm

Jim O wrote:
SAuge wrote:I did a quick clean up on the north loop - except that big tree. Hoping the coming storms will knock off that tree top. I'd rather not cut the whole thing down as the stump would make a good home for animals and insects. Don't know what to do, but it appears the walkers are making a trail around it.

I also cleared the turtle loop.

Good enough for skiing and snow shoeing - plenty more to clean up when the snow melts!

West loop and branches off it is still what it was I think.


Where on the North Loop is this "Big Tree" located? Walked entire loop without locating on Saturday.


As I recall, it is somewhat after the bench going in reverse. A trail has formed going around it through the brush - it is broken in half with the top half hanging right in the trail (some others there, but they are buried in the snow.) It will be more obvious when the snow melts and the trail can be seen.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » January 28th, 2014, 8:04 am

I probably followed the new trail in the snow and missed it! I need snow shoes. Walking in the snow with boots is the pits. Tried to catch some people on snow shoes and lost ground. How is the X-country skiing? Saw your old tracks. Is it just too deep?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » January 28th, 2014, 1:47 pm

Jim O wrote:I probably followed the new trail in the snow and missed it! I need snow shoes. Walking in the snow with boots is the pits. Tried to catch some people on snow shoes and lost ground. How is the X-country skiing? Saw your old tracks. Is it just too deep?


Just been to busy lately!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » February 20th, 2014, 11:01 am

Was walking the dog yesterday on the north loop and noticed someone cut the hanging in the trail trees. Getting ready for spring already? :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » February 20th, 2014, 11:31 am

Most likely Ron as he was asking me about it the other day.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » February 20th, 2014, 5:10 pm

It was too nice out to not do anything outside. Would recommend snow shoes next time.smh
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » February 21st, 2014, 12:34 pm

Just got a pair last Friday and walked around Wilderness Saturday. WHAT a difference. However, off the trail the snow was over the knees and was still difficult to walk even with the snowshoes.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » March 4th, 2014, 4:06 pm

Yes, snow shoeing makes it much easier. :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Chris » March 9th, 2014, 4:04 pm

The west 4 was nice and packed today. A little choppy but rideable.
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