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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1195
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 08-25-2015 @ 04:37 PM

    Details:  Trails in good condition. A few wet spots to avoid.

  2. #1194
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    Trail Condition: Wet - Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 08-17-2015 @ 09:54 AM

    Details:  Checked the trail at 169 this morning and it is very wet. Would recommend staying off of it until it's dry for at least 24 hours.

  3. #1193
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 08-13-2015 @ 04:49 PM

    Details:  Trail is in good shape. Mosquito population is doing very well too.

  4. #1192
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 08-08-2015 @ 08:09 AM

    Details:  Rode Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Lyndale and back. I called it tacky as there is still some wet spots (the usual) . Skeeters were out in force! that was a first for me this year. The sand seems to be loosening up in some spots.

  5. #1191
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 08-06-2015 @ 06:29 PM

    Details:  Trail east of BF bridge was dry with some sand 8/5. Trail is closed ~1 mile east of 35W. Big construction equipment and a sign indicating trail is closed through the end of August. Huh.

  6. #1190
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 08-03-2015 @ 08:17 PM

    Details:  Trail is great now that it has been mowed west of the creek.

  7. #1189
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 07-30-2015 @ 08:29 PM

    Details:  Things should be good to go!

  8. #1188
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    Trail Condition: Closed
    Date Posted: 07-28-2015 @ 02:27 PM

    Details:  Just a little (VERY) wet from last nights rain. - Sad Panda

  9. #1187
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 07-25-2015 @ 07:59 AM

    Details:  The DR mower is back in action after a brief hiatus, repaired and ready to rip.

    The 2015 trail mowing sessions have begun, first part was completed last night. The trail has been mowed from Ferry Bridge to the Walton Woods.
    I plan to finish the remainig two sections this weekend.

  10. #1186
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 07-23-2015 @ 07:06 AM

    Details:  Most of the trail is good to go, looks like some nice folks helped to clear any downed trees and branches from recent storms. Large puddles every 1/4 mile or so but they can be avoided. I will say that once I rode about a mile from the 9-mile creek foot bridge, I encountered some sort of itchy plant that was as tall as me and had nearly taken over the trail. It was so bad I ended up turning around at this point only 2 1/2 miles from the trailhead. May be better to start at Bloomington Ferry bridge vs. 35W for this reason.

  11. #1185
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 07-22-2015 @ 09:11 AM

    Details:  Trail is fine, with only a few puddles remaining - and those are easily avoidable. Sand is still somewhat packed in most places. Grass is getting pretty shaggy.

  12. #1184
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    Trail Condition: Damp
    Date Posted: 07-08-2015 @ 10:15 PM

    Details:  Rode section between Lyndale Ave. access and log bridge, a few large puddles and mud slicks in the usual areas but mostly tacky/dry. Past the log bridge, "prairie areas" are dense with tall grass and nettles. Would recommend sunglasses to protect eyes from clouds of gnats.

    East of Lyndale ave. access point still very damp with large areas of soft mud and puddles. Personally I would let it dry out for another day or two.

  13. #1183
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 07-01-2015 @ 08:29 PM

    Details:  I spoke with one of the workers doing the Cedar Ave bridge work this afternoon and he said we'd be able to use the bridge again this Friday.

    Kevin g

  14. #1182
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 06-26-2015 @ 09:39 PM

    Details:  Very beautiful night at the river bottoms. Mostly dry to tacky with some large puddles/muddy spots that are easy to avoid. As another rider mentioned, the weeds (especially in the prairies) are so overgrown you can barely see the trail and they will brush up against your fork and legs. Be sure to call out that you're coming around a corner so you don't cause an accident. Enjoy!

  15. #1181
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 06-24-2015 @ 05:43 PM

    Details:  Trail has some muddy areas but not bad. The one thing is that the weeds are tall and ready to make you itch. It's a jungle in spots. We hope to get it mowed soon.

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