MCMBA: Proud Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby mwilson7 » July 14th, 2012, 8:32 pm

There's a tree down on loop 3 about 1/3 of the way in.

Getting more familiar with this trail and liking it more and more.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » July 15th, 2012, 11:04 am

mwilson7 wrote:There's a tree down on loop 3 about 1/3 of the way in.

Getting more familiar with this trail and liking it more and more.


Also a tree down on connector from Glengary Rd to the dirt rd south of the campground. Mark, great ride today and very good to meet you.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 15th, 2012, 8:54 pm

mwilson7 wrote:There's a tree down on loop 3 about 1/3 of the way in.

Getting more familiar with this trail and liking it more and more.



Think you might have meant Loop 2.? Today I cut out the tree that was about 1/3 of the way into 2, just past the house on Garden Rd. Rode 3 and 4 to the connector also, trails are in good shape and fast. No human or equine sightings, just 3 deer on the first stretch of the connector.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 15th, 2012, 9:01 pm

mwilson7 wrote:Does anyone have a GPS trace/map/directions for the Proud Lake to Hick connector? I'd be interested in seeing it if you did.

Thanks!


Hi Mark, are you still looking for this? It is kind of hard to explain the route, much easier to show someone. Sounds like you met up with Tim, he could certainly show you where it's at. If you're still wondering, I can come up with something, either by riding it and recording w/ GPS or tracing it on out g-map pedometer and exporting the file. Or let me know and I can show ya in person.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby mwilson7 » July 16th, 2012, 4:48 am

Tim showed me yesterday but thanks for the offer John. As a bonus he also took me for a lap of the Hick and as a special bonus showed me how to bend a rear derailleur by getting a stick caught in your chain. Was very unexpected but I had never seen it done before and I guess he wanted to show me his technique :wink: .

I wasn't really expecting much and was surprised how well it was marked.

My ride range is now extended quite a bit eastward with a nice 24 mile loop including the ride at the Hick.

As far as the tree goes I guess I made a mistake. Sorry about that. Ironically enough I started second guessing myself last night and was going to post something this morning to that effect. Thanks for clearing it!
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » July 17th, 2012, 10:00 pm

I don't practice that trick much ($$$), but its nice to know I can pull it off on command :?

Another tree down on the connector about 50 ft from Glengary Road. 10 to 14 inch dia - two saw cuts should do it - its off the ground.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Builder-Bill » July 17th, 2012, 11:42 pm

Spinwheel wrote:I don't practice that trick much ($$$), but its nice to know I can pull it off on command :?

Another tree down on the connector about 50 ft from Glengary Road. 10 to 14 inch dia - two saw cuts should do it - its off the ground.


My Chain saw is broken, :cry: :cry: . Parts on order... :) So if anyone has a saw go for it..

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 18th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Builder-Bill wrote:
Spinwheel wrote:I don't practice that trick much ($$$), but its nice to know I can pull it off on command :?

Another tree down on the connector about 50 ft from Glengary Road. 10 to 14 inch dia - two saw cuts should do it - its off the ground.


My Chain saw is broken, :cry: :cry: . Parts on order... :) So if anyone has a saw go for it..

Bill


I'll stop over there tonight and get 'em.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 18th, 2012, 8:46 pm

Spinwheel wrote:Another tree down on the connector about 50 ft from Glengary Road. 10 to 14 inch dia - two saw cuts should do it - its off the ground.


Connector is clear. Only took one cut on the big one near the road...but a whole bunch on the top of the maple that was in further in.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 20th, 2012, 8:51 pm

Did some mowing on loop 1 with the chapters string push mower. Wasn't too bad but I wanted to see how the mower worked. It cuts pretty good but could use taller wheels. Plan to get other loops this weekend.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Avi.GRtL » July 25th, 2012, 11:10 am

Rode last night and found some downed trees on loops 3 and 4. Also took care of an overhanging tree on loop 3.

Loop 3's tree was at the 4 way intersection going up the hill. Loop 4's was a little ways after crossing the road in a swampy area.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 25th, 2012, 11:41 am

If you're wondering why there are a lot of vehicle tracks from the horse staging area back toward the RR tracks and into the swamp, it's because some fools were out there Monday night off-roading. One got his jeep stuck real good and they (DNR and towing company) got it out yesterday evening.

I haven't done any other trimming yet, checked out loop 2 the other day and it seems OK for now.

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » July 25th, 2012, 10:20 pm

Hopefully the jeep driver got a ticket in addition to the towing fee...
South side of loop one was ok this afternoon... good for now as you said.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Loren » July 25th, 2012, 10:31 pm

swamp = wetlands. It's up to the dnr, but if you poke around the web you can find cases where the fines for driving an atv off trail in wetlands can be thousands and forfeiture of vehicle.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » July 26th, 2012, 1:09 pm

Avi.GRtL wrote:Rode last night and found some downed trees on loops 3 and 4. Also took care of an overhanging tree on loop 3.

Loop 3's tree was at the 4 way intersection going up the hill. Loop 4's was a little ways after crossing the road in a swampy area.



I think I know the one you're talking about on Loop 4, is it the one right near the end, almost to the RR tracks? If so, I planned to leave it since it's not too big and it's laying on the ground, something to bunny hop over.

On Loop 3, when you saw 4-way intersection, do you mean the spot that's a little ways into the woods, after you pass by the old parking lot and water pump, but before The Wall? How big, could I hand saw it?

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