Thursday, November 29, 2012

Grayville Falls Park

Date: 11/29/12
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Grayville Falls Park
Town: Hebron
Trail Conditions: Good
Observations/Information: My brother and I rode Grayville Thursday afternoon. It was cold and there was still snow on the ground in the shaded areas, making for the sort-of first snow ride of the season. We got to try our hand at turning in the snow and climbing in the snow-it takes a little getting used to! The trails were for the most part in great shape and we were not surprised because this place is known for the assiduousness of its trail gnomes. Trails were clear of brush and blowdowns, although the plank bridges ans skinnies are succoming to rot (note to gnomes- rebuld the plank bridges and skinnies!). The trails were also tracked out already just two days after the snow fell.

We rode the trial along the river and then crossed over Grayville Road and, as usual, got temporarily lost in the maze of trails over there. It was a point of concern because it gets dark pretty early now and was also getting colder. However we kept our wits and were able, for the first time, to figure out a clockwise loop north of Grayville Road, including the slickrock trail, find the trail along the river and our way out just before the raw fingers of darkness spread themselves over the landscape. Finding your way is easier when the leaves are off the trees. 

Greyville is probably one of the best places in the state for trail riding, but it's best to ride with someone who knows their way around.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Trails near river, slickrock, many others
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 2
Approximate Distance (Miles): 11 miles
Images/Photos: Grayville 112912 002.JPG
2nd image: Grayville 112912 003.JPG

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