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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » March 26th, 2013, 5:09 pm

I haven't been out there yet, but I do plan to take a look soon to see what needs to be done. I know Pat is planning to revive the Monday night rides. I think he is planning to push back the start time a little this year.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » March 28th, 2013, 4:59 pm

MLKuhl wrote:Anyone been out walking or riding the trails this winter? Wondering what condition they are in and if any clean up is being planned for this spring. I am so ready to start riding....


Sloppy in a lot of places. There are dry spots, but they are just not ready to ride on yet. I tried the north and some of the 3-4 and it is just not really ridable yet.

There are some trees down from what I seen and I cleared some off. Overall, the trails that I rode seem to be in fair shape. People just need to stay off them (including me) until they dry thoroughly.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » March 28th, 2013, 6:03 pm

Thanks guys, hard to believe last year this time trails were dry and I had in quite a few rides by now. Good to hear about the monday rides, hope to make a lot of those this year.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 4th, 2013, 4:38 pm

The trails are nearly dry. I rode the north and 1-4 trails. Quite a few trees down on the 1-4 and 1 on the north. Not sure about the other trails, but I am sure they are in similar shape, except for the tunnel.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » May 1st, 2013, 5:19 pm

It was Dan from CCC.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » May 1st, 2013, 7:12 pm

Was just out there this evening and noticed museum was all clear. Also just one tree remained on school house and its in an awkward position, not quite sure how that one is gonna get cleared, just have to portage it. Also looks like a little work has been going on there, new berm and nice log pile over downed tree. I also rode hedgerow and driving range and those were clear as well. Thanks for all the clean up Dan.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » May 1st, 2013, 7:25 pm

The berm and log pile were compliments of a couple of riders I met out there a few weeks ago. I hope they stay, but the same person clearing trees also cuts out all of the log piles that have been put in the past.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » May 21st, 2013, 8:38 pm

Was able to sneak out for a bit, checked out the trail for the first time. Managed to get lost a few times, sorry to the riders that I came up on going the wrong way! Thanks to the two locals I ran into that got me back to where I new I was. Loved the trail, will try to make it to the next group ride to get a good tour of the park. Jake, have you thought about trying to have people adopt a trail out there? With so many different sections I think it might be easier to have a some people sign up to do a few miles. Hopfully you'll get a few people to post up and give you a hand, it does need some tlc. A real cool trail to ride though, I'll be back for sure.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » May 22nd, 2013, 6:42 pm

So,
1. What does the city of Jackson (and possibly the CCC) have against the MMBA. It sounded like they wanted nothing to do with the MMBA. Do they think that If its a MMBA trail we are just going to have races and all be tearing around out there?
2. Does the cascades cycling club have any understanding of trail maintenance, and or sustainable trails? and can they really just make new trails if they don't know these things?
3. And where the heck is the small mass of people that do the maintenance out there (is small mass really 1?)
4. Well I think we should do what they say with trail complaints to email the following: cascadescyclingclub@gmail.com
............Shocking that this was out there.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » June 8th, 2013, 7:57 pm

They were clear cutting around the power lines on the school trail which made them impassable.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » July 14th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Was out there yesterday, the only area that wasn't bad was the musium loop all other areas could use some help.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » August 6th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Awesome! it was getting a little hairy back there.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » August 25th, 2013, 9:41 am

I agree, Jake. The CCC doesn't have a clue as to what doing REAL trail work is. When Dan broke out the leaf blower, I just couldn't believe it. I wanted to say something, but just figured it would do no good anyway. I read on the CCC's facebook page that Frank cleared most of Probert. I haven't gone out there to check, but I am skeptic as to what he means by "cleared". BTW, I do like your post on their page, good job! The hilarious part of Dan helping was that I was throwing stuff back on the trail from trimming AFTER he went through with the leaf blower.

I have also been cutting things back further to "future proof" the growth. Though, on some parts of the trails (grassy areas) I don't think that will do much good. We need that *beep* DR Trimmer that Dan said they had (if they actually have it).

I guess we are pretty much on our own out there. And after spending 7 or so hours in the last couple of days clearing the trails, I am FUBAR. My arm is constantly numb and cannot even hold onto a glass. I want to get back out there, but I don't want to do permanent damage to my arm, so I have to rest it a while.

If anyone else is reading this, WE NEED HELP OUT THERE! An hour or two (or as much time as you can spare) of cutting back the growth would be helpful. Not blowing, unless it's after we cut back the trails.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » August 30th, 2013, 7:52 am

That's probably true.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » September 1st, 2013, 9:01 am

Someone cleared the downed trees on tunnel. There was 2 or 3. Thanks!

I am going to clear a couple of places tomorrow. The major overgrowth on Probert where it's kinda uphill and rocky. And the area after the new trail that someone cut on 3-4, where the down tree hovers above the trail.
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