MCMBA: Proud Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby goin-postal » February 24th, 2013, 3:22 pm

I rode some sections today on the Fatbike and the conditions were perfect for it.

Loop 1 was pretty packed down from hikers and skiers.

Loop 4 saw a lot less traffic and was a little harder going. At the end of the loop near the RR tracks there were 4 or 5 trees down all in one spot. No way to crawl over and very difficult to get around because of vines and thorns.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » March 1st, 2013, 8:48 pm

Cleared out the end of Loop 4. A good group of blown-down dead ash trees. Noticed a widowmaker... "heads up"

Anyone know of any other spots that need clearing?? Hiked Loop 1 last weekend, saw the fatbike tracks. It was all clear then.

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Builder-Bill » March 6th, 2013, 4:59 pm

J/C wrote:Cleared out the end of Loop 4. A good group of blown-down dead ash trees. Noticed a widowmaker... "heads up"

Anyone know of any other spots that need clearing?? Hiked Loop 1 last weekend, saw the fatbike tracks. It was all clear then.

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Thanks John . Nice saw.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Ed » April 29th, 2013, 6:01 pm

Any updates? I am thinking of riding there tomorrow if it's not too wet.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby davedejonge » April 29th, 2013, 10:03 pm

I haven't ridden it in the past week, but I gotta believe that Everything would be fine except for the section of loop 4 on the east side of childs lake rd. Maybe some one else will chime in, but, I'd say go, but avoid that small section of l4.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » June 21st, 2013, 8:57 pm

I just cut the tree out of loop 1, and last night I mowed the start and end of that loop.

Trail is good, get out and ride!
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » July 9th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Did some pruning on L1 Sunday
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby ssteinbe » July 30th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Trail is in need of a trail day.
Also, one tree down about 2/3 way thru Loop 1.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » July 30th, 2013, 8:53 pm

ssteinbe wrote:Also, one tree down about 2/3 way thru Loop 1.


2/3 way thru starting where :-) ?
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » August 4th, 2013, 8:10 am

Yesterday I rode all four loops. Things are in good shape. Met a couple folks from the horse group trimming and repainting signs on Loop 3 (yellow loop).

The only part that's "bad" is the tail end of loop 4, the section from Child's Lake Rd to the RR tracks. There are some overhanging branches that could be taken care of in 15 minutes with a pair of pruners. On Loop 2 the bluestem grass is doing really well this year, it does make the trail seem overgrown, but you can ride through no problem.

Overall the trails are in great shape, the tread is good, looks like there's been moderate bike use and low horse traffic.

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 6th, 2013, 8:06 pm

J/C wrote:The only part that's "bad" is the tail end of loop 4, the section from Child's Lake Rd to the RR tracks. There are some overhanging branches that could be taken care of in 15 minutes with a pair of pruners.
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John's an optimist! Actually, if you don't bleed from the thorn cuts, he's right, its not bad for August in the bush, Proud Lake Style. :wink:

I went out Sunday to get the stuff on L4 but someone beat me to it.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 22nd, 2013, 9:07 pm

Trails in great shape, saw a few tire tracks out there tonight and saw one biker on each of the two previous rides... still overgrown but much better than last post and it will only get better.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » September 5th, 2013, 8:28 pm

One tree still down on L1 south of wixom rd access...5 min job with chainsaw
Tree down on dirt rd south of campground...dnr will eventually get it
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » September 18th, 2013, 8:31 pm

Thanks for all the work J/C. Going to try to run though there this weekend. How is loop 4? Either its the most fun downhill around, or its the most washed one depending on the weather...
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Hermannator » September 22nd, 2013, 8:21 pm

Rode loops 3 and 4. Clear, but the first part of the downhill on loop 4 is crazy washed-out. The second and third parts (just before and after Child's lake road) are in good shape. Great Iceman training!
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