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Where are the HMBA Trail Condition Indicators?
« on: February 11, 2017, 02:06:38 PM »
HMBA is working on updating their website.  One big change will be with the trail indicators.  The volunteer who created the trail indicator system is no longer in the area and they are unable update it or add new users.  So they are changing trail indication strategy.

Since they use mtbproject to provide the most updated maps to trail users, they would like for their trail indicators for HMBA trails to be updated as well.  So they are going to start pulling data from mtbproject to their site.

Mtbproject does not have a blue indicator for freeze thaw.  They do have an area for notes that will help better describe the conditions.  HMBA has asked mtbproject for a blue rating.  We will use yellow and comments for now (the same way we did it before the blue was added).

You can access the trail conditions either with the mtbproject app on a smartphone or with a computer.  The steps for each are as follows:

Smartphone:
-Open the mtbproject app on your smartphone.
-Touch the magnifying glass to start a search.
-Click the Locations tab
-Type Rangeline Nature Preserve on the search line. (It should pop up before you get done typing)
-Choose Rangeline Nature Preserve from the results list
-Touch the Trail List button
A list of every trail in the park will appear.  The condition for each trail will appear on the right side of the screen.  In most cases you won't need to look any farther.  If you want to see the comments, tap a trail and scroll down to the Conditions area.

Computer:
 -Go to www.mtbproject.com
-Search for Rangeline Nature Preserve
-Touch Rangeline Nature Preserve from the results list
-Scroll down to the trail list. The red, yellow, green indication is shown to the right of each trail name.
-Touch any trail name for more info.
For quick & easy access, you can use this direct link and add to your favorites:
https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7021078/expert-loop

This obviously is not as convenient as the HMBA dots, but it's what we have for now.  Many smartphones have a way to add shortcuts to the homescreen.  One very simple method is to add this website to your phone's homesreen: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7021078/expert-loop .  Then it becomes a one-touch process.

Please check the conditions before heading out to the trail.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 09:37:28 PM by rangelinenaturepreserve »
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Re: Where are the HMBA Trail Condition Indicators?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 02:38:47 PM »
Thank you for the awesome explanation. To add, from the http://www.hmba.org/trails-overview/ page if you click/select the black box it will take you to the HMBA Trail Guide page for that trail. If you click/select the trail name in the white area it will take you to MTB Project.


Stay tuned for the rest of the trails and thank you for your patients.

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Re: Where are the HMBA Trail Condition Indicators?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 01:57:16 PM »
Not all of the trails are on this list on the mtb. project sight.
For the FL trail we recommend they contact the resort directly.
Not sure if it will be added onto there or not in the future, but for now this will help folks.

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Re: Where are the HMBA Trail Condition Indicators?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »
When checking trail status, use the website mtbproject.com not the mobile app.  The app is not updating regularly.  The website updates instantly.  HMBA has been in touch with mtb project to solve this issue.  Read more here: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158558118115061&id=384333460060
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