Friday, March 18, 2011

TA Report: River Highlands State Park.

Date: March 18, 2011.
Location: River Highlands State Park
Condition of Trails: Dry trails to mud. Still some snow and ice in places.
Observations: Spring has come to the Blow Hole! Our friend the Sun has made a triumphant return and chased Old Man Winter away, at least for the time being, and bringing blue sky, temps in the sixties, and a warm breeze.
Most trails were amazingly dry, except for a few particularly shady places where the snow is still melting and creating a little mud. Only a thin coating, though. The yellow trail is one of those places. There is still enough snow and ice to make riding difficult and requiring of a little courage, especially over the bridges. It's also wet near the swamp. This place doesn't have a mud season per se, but holds on to snow due to its Eastern exposure.
I rode for two hours and spent about 30 minutes of that time clearing sticks, twigs, and one large fallen limb. I saw horse tracks on the double track, and also some fresh dirt bike tracks. I also saw mountain bike tracks (Nevegals I think). At least one rider had been in before me.

River Highlands is a great place to take the first ride of the season after a long winter of forced separation. The hills are short and the trails are not very technically challenging but they are fun. Feel free to join us tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:30 for the pre-meeting ride. The park is at 125 Field Rd Cromwell.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

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Town: Cromwell
Trails Ridden: Green, yellow, red, white, blue, unmarked
How Did You Use The Trail? Mountain Bike
Time of Day: Afternoon
Duration: 2 Hrs.
Distance: About 7.5 miles.

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