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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bill_m » October 26th, 2009, 8:33 am

Great work Bob!

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » October 26th, 2009, 9:03 pm

The info box has a handful of maps inside it. I'll try to keep it stocked in case you are new to the trail.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby fizgig » October 26th, 2009, 10:26 pm

I checked this out last week http://www.flickr.com/photos/42296454@N ... 622916112/

needs to be ridden in a bit and the trees need to grow a bit, but it should be a great beginner trail. Should have arranged to meet someone out there, I tooled around on the bumpy two track for a while before I found the trail.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » October 31st, 2009, 8:09 pm

Walked through the trail today to make sure that the winds from the last few days didn't cause any problems. I only had to clear out one small tree that blew over right before entering the northern woods (marker L) plus a handful of blown down dead branches in the loop following the pond trail. I went through and marked the trail with letters on yellow flags and updated the map to show the positions along the trail.

Current Condition(s):
  • The first field section (between marker B and C) is really soggy and under water in some southern places. Be careful there on some of the turns
  • The second wooded section (between marker C and D) is muddy again as you make your way toward the junction with the eastern loop
  • All the wooded sections are covered with leaves and can be slick in the turns

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » November 8th, 2009, 8:56 pm

    Current Condition(s):
  • All wooded sections of the trail are now raked
  • The field section between marker B and C has dried out really well over the last week
  • The wooded section between marker C and D has also dried out very well and is a good ride.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby pneumatico » November 18th, 2009, 5:03 pm

Just got done riding this trail for the first time, lots of fun! Trail surface is in great shape. I was expecting it to be a lot bumpier, from what I read on here, no problem going high speed on my rigid 26er. 2 other riders were finishing up as I arrived, 3 fisherman at the pond and a couple with about 5 dogs hiking the wide field trails on my 3rd lap. I'll definitely take my beginner wife here to practice on all the turns, a great spot to learn without being overwhelmed with big stuff!
Thanks so much for all the hard work that was put into this trail!!
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » December 6th, 2009, 9:51 am

Hiked through the trail Saturday morning and found that it was frozen solid, even the wooded section from marker C to D where it is normally a mud puddle. Bundle up and hit it! It should be a good ride.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » March 7th, 2010, 7:13 pm

Wow! A muddy mess this weekend with the snow melt. I recommend continuing to avoid it, which by the lack of tire tracks seems to be what's happening anyway.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » March 28th, 2010, 6:25 pm

The wooded section between marker C and D is almost a complete loss at the moment. I would avoid this completely. At marker C simply head around this wooded section up and right to marker D for connecting to the eastern loop. Big downed tree on the pond loop to the east of the pond which will have to be "portaged."

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » April 4th, 2010, 7:07 pm

Rode through all of it today and the surface is really not too bad. Other than the usual wooded section (C to D) there is a little softness in the south central loop and some decent muddy ruts along the extreme north end of the trail. Riding through these would actually be a good idea since that section was really hard and bumpy anyway.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » April 16th, 2010, 6:46 pm

Planning the first trail day at Hewens Creek on Saturday May 1. We'll meet at the trail head parking area around 08:30 where we'll break into groups to head north into the park and work on the new trail to the north west of the pond. The usual tools will be useful: pruners, loppers, garden/leaf rakes. If we're also lucky we'll get a group of local Boy Scouts that can help to groom and rake the trail back into spring shape. We all hope to see you there.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » April 16th, 2010, 6:57 pm

We have been thinking about changing the direction of the trail. Have you thought about it, and if so, what would you think?

@Chris: We don't know how to get in touch with you, but we'd like to see you there during our trail day. Drop me an email if you read this forum.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » April 26th, 2010, 9:14 pm

A change of plans for the work day on Saturday 01-May: we'll meet and start at 0930, an hour later than previously reported here. Planned work area is the wet and muddy area in the second wooded section between marker C and D, where we'll try to reuse some of the dead fall to make the really muddy areas passable. Boots or shoes that can get muddy are a good idea. Hope to see you there.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby bhollen666 » May 1st, 2010, 7:10 am

The work day scheduled for today has been rained out. Instead of rescheduling we'll just start this Monday 03-May on our Trail Work Monday, starting at 6:00 PM in the Hewens Creek parking lot. Hope to see you there.
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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby onlycrimson » May 3rd, 2010, 1:06 am

Anybody know the conditions out here recently? My buddy just got an apartment not far away and I was thinking of riding it when I go to visit.
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