Friday, December 28, 2012

River Highlands State Park

Date: December 28, 2012
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: River Highlands State Park
Town: Cromwell
Trail Conditions: About 1" of crusty snow.
Observations/Information: My brother and I rode River Highlands Friday morning. Most of the trails had about 1-1.5 inches of crusty snow. Some of the trails high on the ridges near the river were bare, and the bridges on the yellow trail were a little slick but rideable. We were able to grunt our way up just about everything on our 29er single speeds (the big wheels float well). There hadn't been much hiking since the snow fell and that meant not many icy footprints to deal with. Overall very good conditions for the first snow ride of the year.

There was a new tree down on the yellow trail. The trunk was high enough to ride under but the branches hung down and got in your way. We cut the branches and you can now ride through without ducking.

If you're looking for a place with a little snow (but not too much), River Highlands might be the place. I'd go early, before the afternoon thaw.

Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Green, yellow, red, blue, unmarked.
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 1.5
Approximate Distance (Miles): 7.75 miles
Images/Photos: Blow Hole 12-28-12 001.JPG
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