MCMBA: Munson

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Re: Metro South: Munson

Postby brickwall00 » January 9th, 2011, 6:51 pm

Has anyone ridden this lately? How's the trail looking?
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Re: Metro South: Munson

Postby RobM » October 13th, 2011, 9:39 pm

Been meaning to post this for awhile. Rode Munson on October 2nd with my daughter. Trail was in very good shape, with the exception of several places with trees/branches over it. Thanks for those who built and maintain the trail as it's a great family mountain bike trail that's not too far from Sterling State Park, so we like to ride there when camping at the state park.
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Re: Metro South: Munson

Postby Loren » March 13th, 2012, 11:30 pm

I'm looking for some great still photos of Munson for our new chapter website. If you've got any favorites that highlight the trail and the biking experience, and are the copyright holder and don't mind sharing them on our website, please drop me a line at loren.konkus @ gmail.com

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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby bringjustn » April 13th, 2012, 6:50 am

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I rode the front loop yesterday (4/12) or I should say attempted to ride. There are a lot of downed trees right now, and it is flooded towards the end of the trail.? The mud out there right now is about 5? deep with heavy ruts in the trail due to people riding on it. Sadly this trail is going to need some work on getting it back into shape. I did not attempt the rear trail which normally stays wet longer.

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As of right now I would say avoid the trail, even for hikes and trail runs. I will be doing my best to be out there at least once a week to keep the status updated.

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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby Loren » May 21st, 2012, 10:10 pm

Scott hosted a trail day last Saturday to clear the dead fall. The trail is open and rideable. There are still some wet ares in the back, but Scott thinks it should be dry in a couple of weeks.
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby sally_2000 » September 28th, 2012, 10:12 am

Does anyone know the conidtion of this trail lately ??? Thanks
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby steve-o » August 14th, 2013, 7:04 pm

im new to all this to. I don't live in that area either I live in between Monroe and canton and I am always looking for new trails to ride
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby ChrisInYpsi » July 27th, 2014, 5:02 pm

Trail was fantastic this afternoon. Dry as concrete, just a few minor slappers, evidence of recent trimming/maintenance, and generally good to go.

There is a small (6"-8") tree down about 1/3 mile into the back North loop. I was able to get over it without dismounting, but it probably should be cut out to keep the character of the trail.

About 1/2 way through my second lap of the back loop it started storming really hard. Made my way out of the woods as quick as I could, and by then there was water starting to puddle on some of the trail. By the time I made it back to my car I was thoroughly soaked, but the rain stopped. Only lasted maybe 20-25 minutes so I would think that if we don't get much more rain it would be rideable again in a day or so.

Gotta remember to bring my kiddos down here. This is a great trail to introduce MTB'ing.
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby largemelon » July 31st, 2017, 2:57 pm

I rode this on Saturday as part of the Tri-Chapter Challenge. A great little trail for a beginner rider. I honestly wouldn't deal with any of the loops besides the orange and red as the others are more or less a mirror of Sharon Mills in Manchester.
There is a large tree down on both orange and red which have been reported to the Trail Coordinators.
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby bringjustn » August 2nd, 2017, 11:02 am

largemelon wrote:I rode this on Saturday as part of the Tri-Chapter Challenge. A great little trail for a beginner rider. I honestly wouldn't deal with any of the loops besides the orange and red as the others are more or less a mirror of Sharon Mills in Manchester.
There is a large tree down on both orange and red which have been reported to the Trail Coordinators.
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I went out Monday to take a look at the trees, unless I get held up at work tonight I'll be out there working on it.

The large fallen tree on the orange loop needs cut out,. since the tree fell where there is already a bypass I plan to open the bypass up and build up the log crossing to keep the trail more ride-able for all levels of riders. The smaller tree going over the trail that already had loose rotting sticks built up on it I secured with bigger branches, didn't have any tools aside from my machete out there on Monday (it is normal to ride with one, right?) so I did what I could. I'll look at it again tonight when out there.

On the red loop, there is a fallen tree that is running on the side of the trail I'm going to move over to avoid people cutting a wider path or a new bypass in that area. Also the large tree blocking the path I'm going to just cut out, it would be a high log crossing for that trail to build it up, and not enough dead fall close enough to make me want to build it. On Monday I did open up the runners entrance/exit that has 2 red arrows marking the Y on the trail, Taking the trail in the direction that doesn't flow when riding was almost completely grown shut and since the sign was there I figured open it back up :)

I'll make a post when finished and everything is back open with trail conditions.

Justin McD (the lazy TC for Munson) :D
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby bringjustn » August 3rd, 2017, 7:23 am

As predicted I was held up at work and made it to the parking lot as a storm with 60 mph wind and hail was visible at the end of the long stretch to the orange trail head, so had to wait until that passed causing the loss of daylight. :(

Was able to get out there with a friend and clear the large tree on the Orange loop. We cut out the bypass and rebuilt the log crossing to give a choice. The sun was setting and bugs getting bad so that is all we had time to do. Even with the rain that came down the trail was the parts of the trail that we rode were dry, however there was some smaller branches that fell in the storm, so there might be newly downed things that need to be moved.

Not sure if I can get back out there this weekend to check the rest of the Orange loop and start to clear the downed tree on the Red trail, but should be able to next week.

If you ride the trail and see anything major please post it so we know what to look for.
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby bringjustn » August 11th, 2017, 12:52 pm

As of 8/7/17 the trail is open. In the areas already had a bypass I built up some log crossings and opened the bypass to keep the beginner nature of the trail. In the spots where there wasn't a existing bypass I just cut the tree to open it back up.

If you ride and see something down, please post here or send Scott and myself an email. Our address's and basic trail details can be found here http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/our-tra ... munsonpark
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Re: MCMBA: Munson

Postby bringjustn » April 28th, 2018, 7:17 am

As of 4/26/18 the red loop (back trail) is flooded and unpassable in several sections due to large fallen trees or the water being high enough you can't see the trail. Need to let it dry out some before evaluating clearing the trees or creating a bypass.


The orange loop (front trail) is possible for the most part but extremely wet in some areas and I would recommend not riding it currently.

The rain pretty heavy last night so I'm not sure it's going to be any better to get out there today or tomorrow to start making a plan of what's needed.
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