CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » September 19th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Rode today. The low tree was snapped out of the way. However there are two trees that need chainsaw near that. On the front half, just before the part where you can see the neighborhood to your left as you make the sweeping right. Maybe 1-2 miles in? Kind of a fast spot but was able to slow down. Didn't try to jump since two trees spaced a bit.
The two new soft spots were right at the beginning just after the decent following the little gravel climb after you pass the hiking trail, right at beginning of bike trail.
Almost looks like someone or something dug it out a bit, trail is plenty wide, just need to alter path I guess.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby steveracer » September 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm

Rode PLRA for the first time this year. Wow, the trail has changed quite a bit with loose soil, rocks and exposed roots.

No trees down or any obstructions of any kind.

Thank you whoever has been clearing the trail. It was a fun ride today, as always at Pontiac. :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby amadkins » September 24th, 2017, 1:13 pm

It's about as dry and loose as I can remember in the 11 years I've been riding here.

Saw a couple dudes on ebikes too. Are those allowed out there?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby c0nsumer » September 24th, 2017, 1:47 pm

amadkins wrote:Saw a couple dudes on ebikes too. Are those allowed out there?


Nope. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails at PLRA.

Call the DNR on them.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby amadkins » September 24th, 2017, 4:23 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
Nope. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails at PLRA.

Call the DNR on them.


Looks like the DNR is only in the office M-Th from 0800-1630 with an unmanned lunch. Super helpful.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby b_b » September 24th, 2017, 5:24 pm

That's good to know for when I get lazier and switch to ebike. Ride on! Braaap!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Critter7r » September 26th, 2017, 6:58 am

amadkins wrote:
Looks like the DNR is only in the office M-Th from 0800-1630 with an unmanned lunch. Super helpful.



Seems counterintuitive ... seeing as how the weekends are a way more popular time for people to use the park. Unless they're trying to avoid having to deal with park users. In that case, they seem to have it figured out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » September 28th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Critter7r wrote:
amadkins wrote:
Looks like the DNR is only in the office M-Th from 0800-1630 with an unmanned lunch. Super helpful.



Seems counterintuitive ... seeing as how the weekends are a way more popular time for people to use the park. Unless they're trying to avoid having to deal with park users. In that case, they seem to have it figured out.



Yes, weekends are a way more popular time to use the park. That's why park staff is out and about in the park during that time rather than in the office.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Critter7r » October 3rd, 2017, 9:40 am

KLydesdale wrote:
Critter7r wrote:
amadkins wrote:
Looks like the DNR is only in the office M-Th from 0800-1630 with an unmanned lunch. Super helpful.



Seems counterintuitive ... seeing as how the weekends are a way more popular time for people to use the park. Unless they're trying to avoid having to deal with park users. In that case, they seem to have it figured out.



Yes, weekends are a way more popular time to use the park. That's why park staff is out and about in the park during that time rather than in the office.


Oh. My bad. I thought their "office" was the park, so by "in the office" I assumed he meant "manning the park", instead of literally being in an office. :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby countryboy_mike » October 7th, 2017, 11:11 am

Any reports on trail conditions after Friday's rains? Planning on heading out Sunday afternoon
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » October 7th, 2017, 5:24 pm

Should be fine. Only got about 0.3" rain and trail is dry as a bone last few weeks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby countryboy_mike » October 7th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Thanks!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby eGodzilla » October 9th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Rode the trail yesterday (Sunday) conditions were perfect except there is a downed tree. The tree is around 7-8 miles in and comes up quick on a downhill.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby jumbo » October 13th, 2017, 3:24 pm

Tree down less than a mile in. Too large to move, will need a saw. Tree reported in the post above is gone.


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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby jpspring » October 18th, 2017, 4:10 pm

several trees down all within the first 3 miles... moved 1... 2 need chainsaw. also lost a mini van key parking lot Chrysler

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