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Other Great Indiana MTB Trails => Muscatatuck Trails => Topic started by: NVmtbRIDER on April 14, 2011, 09:28:59 PM

Title: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: NVmtbRIDER on April 14, 2011, 09:28:59 PM
Their will be a Trail Day this Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30.  Trail work will be provided by The United way of Jennings County
and any one with trail work knowledge would be a bonus.  If you would like to work, meet at the Visitor Center around 8:15 and we will shuttle workers to the work spot. 
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: getsometrail on April 15, 2011, 10:35:43 AM
Is this a mountain bike trail or a hike only trail?
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: NVmtbRIDER on April 15, 2011, 12:07:09 PM
Both, all trails at Muscatatuck are considered multipurpose trails.  Some more walking than others.  This will be a out and back trail that will allow walkers and riders from the community to access the trail system from another side of the park.  We will be calling it the Park Ave. Trail
because of the location to Park Ave.  in North Vernon.  The trail will be about .56 miles and slightly more technical than others at Muscatatuck in the past builds.  It should be a fun day of trail building, if you are interested in working, the above information will get you where you need to be. 
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: Guy on April 16, 2011, 05:42:02 AM
A little visual aid.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCPParkAvetrailmap.jpg)
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: NVmtbRIDER on April 16, 2011, 08:42:33 PM
Guy, thanks for the visual map.  

A very BIG THANKYOU to the Jennings County School Corp. Athletics department for all their efforts today.
Almost 90% of a technical trail build was finished. 
With a couple more trail days, we should be able to open more trail a Muscatatuck. 
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: NVmtbRIDER on April 19, 2011, 05:49:52 AM
Pictures of the new trail.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/46018673@N05/5633786365/" title="New trail2 by NVmtbRIDER, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5633786365_73f8a2c865_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="New trail2">[/url]
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/46018673@N05/5633786145/" title="New Trail1 by NVmtbRIDER, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5633786145_d9ba176c9f_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="New Trail1">[/url]
Title: Re: New Trail Coming to Muscatatuck.
Post by: Guy on April 19, 2011, 11:31:54 PM
I can't believe you guys got that trail done already....Bravo!!..... It turned out great.

I hiked the Park Ave "Shale Trail" this afternoon and even with the heavy rainfall in the morning, my boots barely got muddy.........The whole area looks fantastic, what with all that ivy plant covering the valley floor and a rocky creek running the whole length of the trail.
 This trail will give a whole new section of North Vernon easy walking, or biking, access to Muscatatuck County Park and all the awesome trails being constructed there by volunteers..... Good idea Nick. :) Now how are you going to incorporate this trail into the Dino Race?

I couldn't help taking some pictures also.


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCP%20%20%20Park%20Ave%20%20Shale%20Trail/MCPShaleTrail10.jpg)


Shale City
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCP%20%20%20Park%20Ave%20%20Shale%20Trail/MCPShaleTrail2.jpg)


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCP%20%20%20Park%20Ave%20%20Shale%20Trail/MCPShaleTrail9.jpg)



An interesting feature of the creek is the colored glass that gets washed downstream periodically from a long gone factory.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCP%20%20%20Park%20Ave%20%20Shale%20Trail/MCPShaleTrail12.jpg)

http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/Guyfry/MCP%20%20%20Park%20Ave%20%20Shale%20Trail/