Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
Date Posted: 03-21-2015 @ 12:00 PM
Did some recon on the East side last night. Per usual, conditions vary greatly between segments.
We checked out between Parkers picnic west to the end of the gravel road at Lyndale.
Per Tim's post, the Parker's hill has been under construction for a couple days. The soil is loose, tread lightly. Heading west the trail is in pretty good shape, with the exception of a few muddy spots and one icy spot, all the way to Hopkins road (the gravel access road east of Lyndale and the culvert).
The trail south trail at Hopkins road, that heads back east to Cedar Bridge, is a muck fest in the first 30 yards. We turned around right away.
Heading west to from Hopkins road to Lyndale is softish, maybe considered tacky during the summer, but certainly the thaw is still working out.
The gravel road west of Lyndale is fine but once you get to the end the trail was pretty soft so we turned back.
Overall I would consider what we checked out "almost ready". I would stay off for now. If you feel you must ride, be prepared to turn back if you encounter any questionable conditions. And of course, as mentioned before, the forecasted rain and lowish temps will extend the thaw and dryout period.
Be patient.. it seems like we are going to have an early season this year so let's keep the impact to a minimum.