Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hartman Park

Date: 7/13/14
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Hartman Park
Town: Lyme/Salem
Trail Conditions: Good, clear
Observations/Information: Rode Hartman park with Cory, Al, & the bro Sunday morning. The trails were in good shape, clear, and there really wasn't anything for us to do TA wise. Cory took us on a mini tour of the place, incorporating many of the yellow-blazed short cut trails. I had never really ridden these trails, preferring to take the long way, but they're good trails in their own right, of the rocky and rooty type typical of the older trails here, and with narrow bridges with difficult approach angles. We checked out Thom's new bridge on the red trail power line section- nice work.

We then rode out into the state forest, doing a counter-clockwise loop that put us on the powerline and finally the orange trail up on the ridge. We descended on the blue trail and then spent some time on the new trails south of Hartman Park. These trails are much smoother, straighter, and less rocky/rooty than the Hartman Park trails, and are a good place to put in a few extra miles.

Afterward we went to Salem Valley Farms for ice cream. All around a great ride. Hartman is the type of place where a good rider can be challenged, but have the chance to clean almost everything.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgmaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Red, orange, yellow, blue, dirt roads
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 2.0
Approximate Distance (Miles): 12
Image 1: HArtman 7-13-14 005.JPG

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