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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2016, 07:50:11 PM »
Any idea if there will be any night riding during the snowy days this season? We did it a few years ago and it was great!


Obviously the colder night temps help keep the trail hard packed. Just wondering.

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
Any idea if there will be any night riding during the snowy days this season? We did it a few years ago and it was great!


Obviously the colder night temps help keep the trail hard packed. Just wondering.

I would be curious about this myself...
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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
On a day as cold as this (10f) would a clear sunlight still be expected to thaw the trails?  I know it's a matter of checking it out...Just looking for a general idea before taking the wheels & post off, stuffing the bike in my car to avoid road salt, and bundling up in double neoprene.  🤔

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2017, 01:54:32 PM »
I doubt you will have too much trouble with melting snow.
 
There is a bit of a discussion on the Town Run Facebag page where JJ Truax commented on the conditions. JJ said there is some slick spots but not too bad.


Personally I find that frozen ruts caused by people that rode when the trails were wet made the worst hazard.


I predict the ride will be cold, snot filled, fun and worth the trip. If not, I'll refund you money. :D

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2017, 07:25:24 PM »
There is just enough snow to reflect the sun light.  With a high of 15deg, the trails were frozen all day.  Get out tomorrow, as the thaw is coming back this week.
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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2017, 09:12:25 AM »
This weekend's weather presents two options. 

1) We get the ice storm as predicted = Bad

2) We get rain instead which would likely cause the trails to flood = Bad

So the gate at town run is closed and we will wait and see what this weekend's weather brings.
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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2017, 09:39:20 AM »
You forgot fire and brimstone.  :o

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2017, 01:38:17 PM »
No fire or brimstone, but the trail is flooded.  Expect the trail to be closed for the near future.
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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2017, 05:34:35 PM »
Town Run survived the wet weather and flood nicely, however it is still not ready for use and will remain closed.

There is still water at the spillway and dampness under the leaves. We're going to continue to check the condition of the trail this coming week.

A reminder, do not access the trail from any other spot when the main gate is closed.

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2017, 09:01:40 AM »
      Guys,
 
I attempted to add a link to the top of the forums to point to the new trail status page. The forums are picky about additional code so I will post to all the trail groups instead and focus on improving the Trails Overview page until I find a good method of modifying the forums template.
 
In the meantime the HMBA trail status information is now here. http://www.hmba.org/trails-overview/
 
Thank you for you patients.
 

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2017, 02:12:38 PM »
Historic Crests
 (1) 22.40 ft on 03/26/1913
 (2) 19.19 ft on 01/01/1991
 (3) 18.65 ft on 04/23/1964
 (4) 18.56 ft on 01/14/2005
 (5) 18.19 ft on 05/19/1943
 (6) 18.04 ft on 06/30/1957
 (7) 17.96 ft on 06/15/1958
 (8) 17.88 ft on 04/20/2013
 (9) 17.78 ft on 07/11/2003
 (10) 17.24 ft on 02/25/1985

All you youngsters getting worked up over 16' . Back when I was a kid in 1913, that was a real flood!
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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2020, 08:27:33 AM »
Okay, so where are the updated trail statuses, in particular, the ones that are open during Covid.  It seems this website is not being used, at least for the Town Run part. Id like to look up whether its open or no but...  :-\

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Re: TRTP Trail Conditions
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2020, 09:03:31 AM »
Pretty much everything has moved to Facebook groups.
Town Run - https://www.facebook.com/groups/60024611414/
Fort Ben - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1009766722495292/
Brown County - https://www.facebook.com/browncountymountainbiking/

As far as open trails.  All State Parks are closed to MTB.  National Forests are open - Nebo Ridge.  Crooked Creek is in Yellow Wood State Forest so it's closed.
Town Run and Rangeline Trail in Anderson are open.  SWW might still be closed, not sure though.
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