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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby stritz » September 29th, 2009, 3:13 pm

I was told that the trail has been lengthened from 13 to 15 miles this year? I am planning a visit to YS this week and want to be sure to leave enough daylight. Could anyone confirm the trail length?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby blamp28 » September 29th, 2009, 4:14 pm

There have been a few minor re-routes but nothing that would add two miles (I Wish). I rode the trail last Tuesday and recorded 13.4 or something close to that before cooling down with a couple laps of the campground.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sworks88 » September 29th, 2009, 4:27 pm

blamp28 wrote:There have been a few minor re-routes but nothing that would add two miles (I Wish). I rode the trail last Tuesday and recorded 13.4 or something close to that before cooling down with a couple laps of the campground.


I agree with the 13.4 miles. The re-routes only added about .3 overall! Have a good ride.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » October 1st, 2009, 8:54 pm

Trail is in great shape (rode 9-29) on Tuesday. Fast with no trees down.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby kms662 » October 1st, 2009, 9:16 pm

A couple days of rain and cool fall weather have resulted in packed dirt and manageable sand...and also helped my performance peak, took ALL the climbs clean tonight, even that real technical monster around the 10 mile mark, wish sundown didn't come so soon...love this trail.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » October 4th, 2009, 3:48 pm

Rode yesterday (Saturday 10-3) and removed a couple of down branches from the rain. This trail is in excellent shape after a rain and the sand is manageable. On the warm-up loop I scrathed my face on a picker bush hanging over the trail so just and FYI.

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Dennis_Pitz » October 7th, 2009, 1:11 pm

Rode Deep Lake with a couple of friends today. The trail is damp but tight. Lots and lots of small sticks in the trail. We moved all of the smaller trees out of the trail, but there are three remaining that will need a chainsaw and work crew. The first is a little over two miles in from the parking lot, the next is about 5 miles and the last one is about 7. (These distances do not include the warm up loop.) That middle one is the top of a large hardwood that snapped right in two about 18 feet up and the top came down right into the trail.

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby skierduderules » October 9th, 2009, 5:31 pm

Will the trail be ridable Saturday afternoon - or too wet?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sworks88 » October 9th, 2009, 5:38 pm

skierduderules wrote:Will the trail be ridable Saturday afternoon - or too wet?



From my experience the rain only make the trail better. The only part that may be wet will be the 2 mile warm up loop on the north side. Other than that portion you should be good.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby skierduderules » October 11th, 2009, 11:03 am

Thanks sworks88 - Trail could not have been better - rode at 4ish Saturday afternoon - my first time to YS. Sand was damp and well packed and gravel was firm - a little greasy stuff in a couple low areas, one very small mud pit, a handful of stray sticks from last weeks winds - All in all near perfect conditions for this trail.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » October 29th, 2009, 9:39 pm

Went out today for a bit. The trail is in good shape, but be careful as there is a bit of leave cover now and it covers the roots and rocks and makes corning a tad challanging. Good hard trail surface remains. I noticed there are quite a bit of riders out there getting ready for Iceman judging from the amount of cars at the trailhead.

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby stritz » November 6th, 2009, 10:19 am

I am thinking about riding YS on Sat. as I figure it will be empty with all riders at the Iceman. Is there any issue at YS with hunters this time of year? How about after rifle season opens, is it ok to ride then as well? Thanks.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ilbikr » December 16th, 2009, 6:56 pm

Anyone riding Yankee Springs these days? I'm thinking of heading that way over the holidays but the trails could be under 6 ft of snow for all I know. :)
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » December 20th, 2009, 4:46 pm

I ended up riding there yesterday (Saturday) doing the warm up loop and then jetting out on the dirt two track roads as the main trail was difficult to keep any momentum and continue riding.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby purple helmet » January 16th, 2010, 4:13 pm

any word on conditions? wondering if one more warm week will make it rideable...
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