Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring at Upper Paugussett State Forest


The Mud Hole is back!


Found out the hard way that the water is cold!


The Poly Brody is wet and nasty as usual


The Upper Gussy was perfect
In fact, it appears someone might have re-armored this stream crossing

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Mulikin Trail is Closed


Don't Ride the Mulikin Trail until the ground freezes!


It's just a quagmire and it's getting worse!


Take the Poly Brody to Mr Ed
Yellow blazes to the Poly Brody
and white blazes to Al's Trail


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Someone has been busy on the Gussy


Someone cleared out the blow down from a few years back


And put in a little up and over feature


The trail down to the Three Bears roller also has an interesting section now


It's good roll!


Evidence of walkers


Brew Crew roller is sweet as ever, coming and going!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Who's Dumbing Down the Gussy?


This log over has always been a bitch heading south and I have never cleaned it going north and now it's gone!  WTF?  I am wondering if it's the same person who did the sawyer job on this tree that was sticking out into the trail?  This I applauded but what was done up above, you get a nice big Bronx Cheer!





Sunday, April 13, 2014

More logging at Upper Paugussett

It's been awhile since I was last at Upper Paugussett, even on a mountain bike.  


There's been more logging by the Echo Valley Lot


Loggers are using an old trail head to dump their logs


Which has created a pretty big mud bog.  Someone started a corduroy off to the right but didn't quite think it through or didn't have bikers in mind.  I armored the water section and turned a few of the logs to make the transition not such a 90 degree turn. 


And it came out great.  Really smooth ride, at least on a 29er and no mud is encountered.  Just hope the skidders don't run over it when they are working and muck it all up.


The usual wet spots on the Poly Brody prevail but that's par for the course during the spring.
  

Somebody cut this log that was jutting out in front of the trail.  
Thank you mystery log cutter!
Otherwise the Upper Gussy is looking really nice!