Trail Condition: Packed
Date Posted: 12-10-2016 @ 12:14 AM
Rode from 35W trailhead. Went west to Nine Mile Creek. My 1st time since mid summer so I had not seen the complete loss of tree bridge before this. Probably would not have mattered; water is so high likely would not have been usable. Creek is completely frozen as well w. ferry raft pulled up on west bank. Turned around and rode river-side trail to Cedar Ave for 1st time in my life. After one errant turn I found the track that got me to the culverts and bridges across the several ditches and streams.
There is heavy ice on the river. Sort of interesting to hear it as it scrapes against trees fallen into the river. Trail is in great shape - dry, packed and, rarely, easily by-passable frozen puddles. Met 4 other riders.
Despite being a newby to this segment and returning in the twilight after 5 from Cedar Ave. and no lights - light was home on my Bacchetta road bike - I had little problem following the trail. just took it slow on curvier. tighter sections.
Great ride for Dec. 9 in the mid teens.