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Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« on: January 04, 2016, 09:01:14 AM »
Thread is for posting trail conditions for 2015.
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« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 06:20:01 PM by jasonhilt »
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 08:41:40 AM »
Trail is tore up in a lot of places from hikers.  Need about 3 days of drying before tires hit the dirt.  There are 30 to 60 foot sections that are total muddy foot prints.  I have been out quite a few times trying to drain the worst spots and remove the leaf debris in areas so it will dry faster.
Good news is the places we have rocked are holding up very well. Bad news is the only rocks we have left are bigger than what can be carried.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 01:31:49 PM »
we are in contact with the Park Staff. The trails have been closed to all trail users at times this spring.  We will evaluate and see if we need to do this more often next year. 
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 03:11:20 PM »
The weird thing is the hiking only trails are fortified with gravel and therefore drain much better. I don't know why people feel the need to hike on the muddy trails.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 04:53:49 PM »
Some people just like mud boggin'. My three year old loves to walk in mud.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 11:03:44 AM »
The problem is that there is much more mileage on the shared trails than the hiking designated trails after the Lawrence Creek hiking trail was shut down.  There are 2 new connector trails on the hiking side adding about 1.5 miles or so but they are not marked.  You can only run just under 4 miles without backtracking even with the new connectors.

Unless a hiking only trail is added on the Schoen Creek side, hikers, dog walkers and trail runners will always use the Bike trails regardless of how much lamenting/ group think goes on here.   Sad but true.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 11:03:58 AM »
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Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 09:16:56 AM »
We inspected most of trails last night, working on drainages, etc. There's a few slick spots but overall the tread is nice and firm and shedding water well. YELLOW. Keep your eyes open for changing conditions though. Chance of rain and thunderstorms are high through Saturday.


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« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 03:09:28 PM by MikeHufhand »

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 11:56:56 AM »
There is a large tree down across the Schoen Creek trail just before pipedream.  It's about 2 feet in diameter.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 12:08:46 PM »
There is a large tree down across the Schoen Creek trail just before pipedream.  It's about 2 feet in diameter.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 02:40:06 PM »
Are you gonna get it with your handsaw?

7-8' diameter easy. Two cut chainsaw job for sure!
Rest of trail is in great shape!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 03:22:57 PM »
Has anybody seen if rain is coming down up there today (Friday)?  Looks like lots of rain tomorrow.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 05:31:08 PM »
Tree is cut and trail is clear.
Thanks to whoever got the chainsaw out (heard it may have been DNR?)
Rain has avoided FH so far, but lots of thunder around...


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 10:37:24 PM »
It got hit around 6:00pm...I was finishing up on LC when it rolled through, trails were getting pretty wet/saturated so I bailed and went to SWW where it didn't even end up raining (should have gone straight there!).   >:(
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2016
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2016, 01:46:57 PM »
The trails are in pretty decent shape already, considering the rain we got yesterday.  There are quite a few slick spots, so I'd say RED for those of you who are training, but for the more casual rider I'd call it YELLOW.  Be prepared to dismount and carry over a couple spots if you go.

It's Sunday though, and there was already a lot of foot traffic when I was out there, so not the greatest day for a hot lap at the Fort anyway.  Temp is rising and the winds are as well, which should dry things up pretty quick.

*edit* Oh, and there's a tree down on Schoen in the 5 points area.  I was happy that I didn't have my handsaw with me, because if I did I'd probably still be out there working on it.
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