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Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« on: April 04, 2013, 08:33:17 AM »
All in all, the trail system is in great shape. Where it's bad (on LC), however, it's really bad. This is the first real Indiana winter that Lawrence Creek has encountered, so it's really no surprise there are trouble spots. All in all though, it's held up very well.

NOTE: Please be mindful in the boggy areas. Either ride through them, or walk around them. Please DO NOT start cheater lines. This will just make more work for the trail maintenance gang.

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 04:30:50 PM by jasonhilt »

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 08:44:28 AM »
To add to Dean's post:


The time that the trail builders spend closing off cheater lines is time that they DON'T spend on maintaining the trail.  IN less than a mile we found three spots where less informed trail users had thought it was better to ride around a wet spot and make it bigger.   There is still a LOT of work that will be needed this spring on both LC and Schoen so if you like riding these trails, consider helping out at a maintenance session.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 12:41:07 PM by jasonhilt »
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 04:32:37 PM »
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Please stay on topic - trail conditions.  Off topic posts may be deleted.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 07:39:36 AM »
Heres some pictures of the worst spots that need attention.

http://s243.photobucket.com/user/redmancsxt/embed/slideshow/Fort%20Ben%20Trail%20Damage
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 10:57:40 AM »
This one on FC Huf and I had opened up to get it draining through the center better, but like a lot of our problem spots the rock just wasn't dug in far enough and ended up creating a dam that the water then flowed around.  More rock there to make the armor wider would help as well, but mostly it just needs to be dropped down.


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 06:47:07 PM »
Question:
Who wussified the trail on Schoen by taking a CHEATER line and making it the main trail?  I thought the whole point was for Schoen to be the more technical trail.  By using the CHEATER line you have taking out a technical aspect of the trail.  The line I am talking about is after Pipe Dream you have the big log over then the small log over with the right hand turn after it.
I don't know who did it but it would have been appropriate to consult the rest of the trail users and maintenance/builders of what you were wanting to do and get input before taking it upon yourself to just arbitrarily changing it on your own.  NO ONE owns that trail and has complete control over it. 
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 07:11:24 PM »
Last time I was there it was blocked off.  But I don't get why people can't ride it the right way. It's supposed to be hard because it's on shoen. I also reblocked off the cheater line on LC last time I was there also. The one after you cross the big wooden bridge. I'm sure someone has unblocked it by now.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 09:43:36 PM »
Trails are pretty good as previously mentioned (although the thread looks like it has been clipped) but I didn't see where anyone noted a tree across the trail on Schoen. There is a small one near the spot on the map "One ton turn" or thereabouts. It's pretty small and easily ridden. But there is another one a bit further down the trail (near "turn right then left") and it's bigger. Someone has built up a few smaller branches to help get over it. Don't know if it needs to be messed with or leave it and ride it.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 10:23:25 PM »
Due to the Hoosier Outdoor Experience the trails will be closed Saturday & Sunday (9/20/14 -9/21/14).

Come out and support Mountain Biking by volunteering.  DNR from around the state will be at the event.  It's VERY important that we have a big group of Mountain Bikers volunteering.
 
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 07:17:32 PM »
The trails are in great shape, and the weather's been amazing the past few days.  Get out and ride and watch the seasons change.  Starting to see evidence of fall, with a bit more leaves on the trail in spots.


Seems like everybody was out there today.  Ran into Dave, Jeff, Huf and his girlfriend, and Charles.  Paul was parked next to me and looked like he was probably out riding when I finished up.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 09:38:06 PM »
Trails were amazing tonight. I'm hoping that the bigger down tree on shoen stays.  It really fits the character of the trail good. But trails were great and fast!!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2014, 08:50:19 AM »
I also like the new downed logs on schoen
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2014, 12:28:59 PM »
It rode nice, I have no issues with it remaining, but this will likely give the local trail Stewards something to debate while drinking beers at Triton.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 01:31:05 PM »
Well they always need something to "talk about"


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2014, 03:34:25 PM »
It rode nice, I have no issues with it remaining, but this will likely give the local trail Stewards something to debate while drinking beers at Triton.
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