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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby rushonbike » July 17th, 2017, 3:56 pm

Mud bath is right! I don't recall that section being that bad in past years. I suspect beavers have something to do with the flooded zone.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » July 18th, 2017, 7:41 am

Fscking beavers are *beep* out there. Need beaver-felt hats to come back in style.... :icon_thumleft:
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » July 18th, 2017, 9:06 am

rushonbike wrote:Mud bath is right! I don't recall that section being that bad in past years. I suspect beavers have something to do with the flooded zone.


Been riding Bald Mountain North for 11 years now. That spot has never been a problem. A trail day and a proper reroute will do :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ahopkins1988 » August 8th, 2017, 7:33 am

Rode Orange on my way to Addison yesterday. Pretty good shape. Two major mud areas on the way to Lake George Rd from the lot at Predmore and Harmon and one big mud pit on the way back from Lake George Rd. Other then that the trail was great. I assume these are the "norm" areas spoke of above, first time riding the trial though so I am not too familiar with the trail markers or land marks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby DNR_Bald Mountain » August 11th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Just a quick update on the trail flooding on the Orange in the north unit. We have found the problem and unfortunately it's, you guessed it, beavers. According to the satellite data we have, this dam has been in place since at least 2005 and is just now becoming a problem this year. I hiked back to it on 8/6 and cleared as much as I could to attempt to drain as much water as possible before it gets rebuilt. The dam is approximately 4 feet high and 35+ feet long, I cleared approximately 2-3 feet of height for about 20 feet, ALOT of water was draining when I left. We are hoping that the trail will at a minimum be out from under the water soon and begin to dry up. Once we see that some drying is taking place, I have it on our agenda to build up that section of trail with stone like we have done in the past. With some good luck, that section of trail will be rideable soon.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby utabintarbo » August 11th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Thanks Paul! :icon_thumleft:
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby PK » October 8th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Big tree / mess completely blocking the Conklin rd connector. Just East of the recently fixed low spot. Chainsaw-worthy for sure. We had to crawl under and drag our bikes along the ground.

The rest of the south side of the loops coming from Addison Oaks were fine.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby DNR_Bald Mountain » October 10th, 2017, 7:16 am

Quick update,

All trails were cleared yesterday 10/9 and are good to go. No major mud issues to report either :)


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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby PK » October 10th, 2017, 7:25 am

Paul, one of the old "pallet_style" board walks over near East Graham Lake needs some attention.
When riding a bike over it, some of the planks kick-up in the air. It's pretty unexpected and we just about crashed.
I'm guessing that whatever supports are under the planks have rotted?

Thanks for all you do out there.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Dark-Fx » October 13th, 2017, 11:51 am

PK wrote:Paul, one of the old "pallet_style" board walks over near East Graham Lake needs some attention.
When riding a bike over it, some of the planks kick-up in the air. It's pretty unexpected and we just about crashed.
I'm guessing that whatever supports are under the planks have rotted?

Thanks for all you do out there.

Pete.


Most of those are at weird angles to the trail now and it's super easy to catch on the edge of them if you're taking what seems like the natural line through that section. Almost go down every time I'm riding through there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby DNR_Bald Mountain » October 14th, 2017, 7:32 am

We were able to re-secure the boards yesterday on the boardwalks. The nails holding them down have rusted away. We will look at removing them entirely next spring and packing the trail with stone if it is feasible.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby PK » October 14th, 2017, 5:15 pm

SWEET!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby elangley » November 16th, 2017, 1:20 pm

Quick lunch ride today at Bald Mtn South. Very good conditions given the rain last night. No puddles or major wet spots at all.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby madmike23 » November 27th, 2017, 10:09 am

Rode Bald Mountain South on Saturday 11/25/2017. Trail was in great shape for this time of year. The #13 Yellow Connector Kern Rd Entrance had a large tree down that I could not move. The hill was also slimy and traction was low (riding a fat bike). Other than the usual amount of fall leaves, the trail was mud free and in great shape.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby jumbo » January 1st, 2018, 4:54 pm

Bald South was in great shape this morning. Snowmobiles have covered the entire system. The cold temps have resulted in a firm, grippy riding surface and perfect fat bike conditions.


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