Monday, February 18, 2013

River Highlands State Park


Date: February 18, 2013
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: River Highlands State Park
Town: Cromwell
Trail Conditions: Had me hopng for spring
Observations/Information: Bro and I took a spin at River Highlands Monday Afternoon. Some of the trails had been packed by a snowmobile (local guy on an old clapped out Polaris). Unfortunately he had only packed about a mile of trail and we soon grew tired of riding up and down that, so we headed up to Dividend Pond. We were lucky to find a plowed cart path at the TPC golf course to get us there, but unfortunately found nothing rideable once there.

Riding packed snowmo trails can be fun, but the quality of the experience is highly dependant on the attidude of the snowmo driver. Unfortunately this guy was a bit of a yahoo and spent most of his time on the gas, spraying snow, making alternate trenches and piles, particularly on the uphills. Where he had stayed off the gas the trail was nice and smooth and hard enough to ride right on top of. The hard snow was a little slick and took some skill and nerve to ride. We found descending to be harder than climbing. He also didn't pack any of the singletrack, so we were confined to dirt road. The snow off the trail was almost hard enough to ride on top of, but not quite. Not the best conditions, but this time of year you take what you can get.

Overall not the greatest ride, but at least we can say we rode on snowmobile trail, which is something.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: White
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 1.5 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles): 7 miles
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