CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » May 12th, 2013, 5:54 pm

I was out there Saturday and scraped the lip off on the downslope of a couple wet spots. I'm with you, Chris. Every time I eye all the wet spots, fall lines, and unfinished trail spurs. It doesn't appear that trail maintenance is too much of a priority for the park, so good on all the citizens helping out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » June 13th, 2013, 9:58 pm

Two words: standing water. And lots of it, especially on the south spur from between the boat launches. Not very much actual mud, but lots of puddles of water.

P.S. The giant log pile on that back trail was also removed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » July 24th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Boat launch to boat launch has been trimmed (not by me, but trimmed nonetheless), and the last large log that required dismounting has been removed. Trail is dry except for the stream crossing after the south boat launch.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby WitchDr » October 7th, 2013, 8:52 pm

I see Critter7r frequents 7 Lakes trails. Can you tell us the current conditions? There is a South loop that is accessible by turning left just after the bridge, I'm curious if it is overgrown or well-travelled? I'm looking forward to exploring all the trails there again soon! I used to get out there once every couple weeks, really like the change of pace. There is at least one hill there I STILL can't get over. That will be my next goal!
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » May 2nd, 2014, 12:00 pm

Lots of standing water yesterday because of the recent rains, but nothing too mucky except the normal few areas.

Thanks for clearing the trees, Josh!
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » January 15th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Most of the ice was melted out on this trail system, but be alert; if it's frozen, it's good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » January 28th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Seven Lakes is by far the best conditions in the Holly area. I didn't ride the southern link to the boat launch, but everything else was quite good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby jreyst » January 28th, 2017, 8:04 pm

I ride it today for the first time ever. Good to go other than SOMR crunch over water in the lowest areas. I'd love to volunteer for a trail day to help build some bridges or something over those lowest spots. Otherwise this is a great trail and I look forward to riding it in the summer. There are some rolling sections that would allow for some serious speed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » February 6th, 2017, 9:51 am

Seven Lakes isn't currently a trail system supported by MMBA. The previous land manager didn't want the trails improved for biking for whatever reason. But with the recent hiring (maybe a year or so ago) of a new land manager (Andy Cole) that seems willing to work with us, I think we can get a foot in the door.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » December 23rd, 2017, 6:32 pm

Seven Lakes trails were in very good shape today. There are some frozen dirt areas, but it's mostly crusty snow. The very few icy spots are easily avoided. Fat bikes are best, but skinnies would do alright, too.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » September 27th, 2018, 10:26 am

Park staff has knocked out a ton of trimming this season. If you like fall line, old school trails, this system is good to explore now.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » September 27th, 2018, 11:18 am

I haven't ridden there since I moved to the other end of town a couple years ago. I need to get back out there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Seven Lakes

Postby Critter7r » July 22nd, 2019, 10:25 am

Rode there yesterday. Trail was damp, but only really one mud hole.

There's a 50-foot-long bridge over the creek at the south end of the trail! I had seen a picture of it on Google maps so I had to get out and see it in person. That was one spot that was always muddy.
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