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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » March 19th, 2011, 9:11 pm

Out hiking the trail today. Some folks have been out riding the trail already. Some spots are primed and ready. But there are several spots on Blue, Red, and Black that are snow covered, icy, and just plain muddy. The muddy sections that have been getting ridden through aren't looking so hot... PLEASE give the trail a little more time to thaw.

And, FYI, there are two trees down on Red that are going to need a chainsaw to clear. The first is on the sweeping right hand turn just before the bigger log that lays across the trail on the North side of the park. The second one is on the last down hill about 150 yards from where Red dumps back out onto Blue.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Spencerc1991 » March 27th, 2011, 1:16 pm

March 27, 2011.

Just finished riding the entire trail at 12:30pm. There are very large patches of solid ice, a lot of thick mud that ruins the trail, and not a lot of solid ground. There are some trees down across the trail, so please be aware if you decide to ride.

Black trail and yellow trail are very slick, red trail is muddy, and the orange trail has a little bit of ice. Be safe and wear your protective gear!!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » March 27th, 2011, 4:27 pm

Not a good idea to be riding the trail when its muddy. shame on you!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » March 27th, 2011, 5:25 pm

Bigtymer wrote:Not a good idea to be riding the trail when its muddy. shame on you!


I agree but if you must ride the trail before it dries out, do so 1st thing in the morning while it is still frozen rock hard when we have a hard freeze overnight...
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Spencerc1991 » March 27th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Bigtymer wrote:Not a good idea to be riding the trail when its muddy. shame on you!


I took the ride to learn of trail conditions so i could post here and inform everyone of the conditions. I avoided the muddy spots and rolled on the side. I'm not inconsiderate, just making people aware since nobody else is posting here.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby trout_smith » March 27th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Spencerc1991 wrote:
Bigtymer wrote:Not a good idea to be riding the trail when its muddy. shame on you!


I took the ride to learn of trail conditions so i could post here and inform everyone of the conditions. I avoided the muddy spots and rolled on the side. I'm not inconsiderate, just making people aware since nobody else is posting here.


Someone will inform you soon, so it might as well be me. Riding around the mud-holes is even worse, it just widens the track, taking away from the singletrack idea.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby F7Cannon » March 29th, 2011, 10:36 am

Spencerc1991 wrote:
Bigtymer wrote:Not a good idea to be riding the trail when its muddy. shame on you!


I avoided the muddy spots and rolled on the side.



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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby bradseymour1 » March 29th, 2011, 12:18 pm

I agree with the previous poster - Widening the trail is worse than riding through the mud.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » March 30th, 2011, 8:51 am

Both trees in the red loop are cut & out of the way, trail is clear.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » March 30th, 2011, 9:10 am

Mark H. wrote:Both trees in the red loop are cut & out of the way, trail is clear.


thanks Mark!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » March 30th, 2011, 10:15 am

Rick, when will the ski area trail open?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » March 30th, 2011, 10:31 am

Bigtymer wrote:Rick, when will the ski area trail open?


It was April 1st last year. I will ask them
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » March 30th, 2011, 1:06 pm

RickPlite wrote:
Bigtymer wrote:Rick, when will the ski area trail open?


It was April 1st last year. I will ask them

There website says still closed as of 3/28/11. Hopefully real soon though, CSGA and Luton usually take a while to dry. :(
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » April 7th, 2011, 6:34 pm

I checked out Luton for the first time this spring. It is ready to ride but please resist riding if we have had more than 3/4" of rain in a 24 hour period. Give it a day to dry out.
Saturday should be a great day for a ride, take notice of the areas that were rutted out by riders going out there to early.
Honestly I expected worse, so people are learning and I appreciate that!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby John_H » April 7th, 2011, 6:49 pm

Cannonsburg ski area is open, dry and hard packed!
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