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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 »
Posts have been pruned for the new year!!!
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: October 20, 2014, 01:42:46 PM »
BTW, loved revised benchcut on way/near SC parking lot as well as newly opened "Dispute Canyon" section (didn't we cut that, like, seven years ago?) Hope to get out working w/y'all again soon.


I haven't been to the Fort in a while.  What is "Dispute Canyon"?  Sounds fun!

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 01:57:10 PM »
ON Lawrence Creek there used to be a gravel path that you turned left onto, then when over a bridge and then turned left gain , back onto the trail.  Now you cross the gravel path and cross two new bridges, cross the gravel again and continue onto the existing trail.  We had bench-cut the trail a few years ago but finally got the bridges built with the help of the fine folks at  Eli Lily.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2014, 01:58:41 PM »
Awesome!  I know exactly what you are talking about!  Thanks!

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2014, 02:18:09 PM »
 Sweet!! I remember seeing that bench cut on the hill side there when I was riding and wondering what ever that was going to be, if ever it became part of the trail.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »
Rode all of LC and Schoen. I'd say green.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 03:50:05 PM »
Other than the leaves causing some slippery spots both trails are pretty good shape right now. But MAN, are there a lot of leaves on Schoen right now! You almost have trouble seeing the singletrack. Pretty cool out there.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 07:45:07 PM »
I had NO trouble seeing where the trail was. And they're in perfect shape. Fort Ben is GREEN!  GO RIDE!

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2014, 05:31:50 PM »
Still green, and should be awesome if you can get out there Monday.  Tuesday there's a chance of rain.

 

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