MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby b_b » November 7th, 2020, 12:21 am

Small tree on D near 13.3 not far before the little connector to the dirt rd and rocky climb just need hand saw.
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Postby mtbdudex » November 10th, 2020, 11:28 am

Robert Yankus wrote:FYI.
I was the builder/designer of the Highland Rec trails.
I just posted a message on the General forum about Highland on Steroids.
This is a new trail in Canada (Stokely Creek Lodge) I am building that i think the passionate Highland riders may like.
The current caretakers of Highland are welcome come up and do trail work anytime.....

Enjoy Highland everyone , it was a pleasure building and riding it.

Bob Yankus


Ugh, I tried to see the trail and with Covid19 shutting border Stokely Creek Lodge is closed 2020-2021 season. How’d it turn out?
I can’t find it on Trailforks.
https://www.stokelycreek.com


Robert Yankus wrote:"Highland is by far my favorite and IMO the best trail in SE MI. I'd hate to see it get easier"

Change, I find, is really hard for some people to handle.
I've thought of hundreds of small revisions, trimming small sapling, corner adjustments, ect. All with the goal of better and safer trail. Not easier. I like challenges but not what I call landmines. Any mention to the local crowd brought a
reply "dont change anything".
The cutting of a perfectly good corner really ticks me off thou. How many logs have I had to move to block those.

I wonder if DTE has, in some small way, made some want to go faster & easier.
Remember Highand was as smooth as DTE the first 5 years.
Bob Yankus


Yea, took my sons to Poto a few times and they got used to it’s old school grinding trail, then we went to DTE. I enjoy DTE - they love DTE, it’s my amusement trail fast & flowy.
Got them out to highland twice this Covid19 summer, they enjoyed it.
Memory of the 1990’s highland to today’s, yep, smoother back in the day. I lived off bogie lake road 1989 - 2002, used to ride from there to highland and back.
My favorite BRB issue still ...
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Robert Yankus » November 13th, 2020, 1:56 pm

“Ugh, I tried to see the trail and with Covid19 shutting border Stokely Creek Lodge is closed 2020-2021 season. How’d it turn out?
I can’t find it on Trailforks.”

Sadly border crossings are a problem for everybody now.
On Strava there are segments that can be seen on and around King Mtn.
There was a major event called Crank The Shield, we had the trails in great shape for two years.
Like all trails, constant maintance is never ending.

Algoma Bike & Velorution are two great shops that have up-to date options for the Soo.
The area is having major new flow trails added and will become a destination Mtb area soon.
Also, endless logging/gravel rides north of town to river, lakes, and mountain top views.
Glad you like Highland.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby steveracer » December 31st, 2020, 6:43 am

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As seen on the connector Wednesday.....


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Postby mtbdudex » December 31st, 2020, 10:46 am

steveracer wrote:Image


As seen on the connector Wednesday.....


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Wow that’s really bad!
For someone to do that, it’s definitely premeditated, they want to cause someone to get stuck deep in the woods.
Who’d do that? Weirdos? Sickos.
Did you post this on MMBA Facebook group?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141812 ... ?ref=share

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