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Old 07-06-23, 06:44 AM
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be forewarned, it's flying insect season. time for whatever precautions you prefer. was interesting to see this section. thought for sure it would be flooded, but nope. on the left side of the photo, you can see the logs ppl have used to cross this area, during high tide, haha
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August field on a gloomy day. surprisingly no ticks

trail maintenance. hmmm ... I like it narrow ;-(


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Some of the trails are flooded and impassable by foot, unless you have wateproof shoes, waders, or willing to get your feet wet. I opted for dry feet. Did see a couple of cyclists going through, not quite up to the hubs, probably 3/4 of the way there.
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thanks for the warning! last time I had my MTB serviced, the BB in fact, the tech said "does this bike see a lot of water?". I guess any weep/drain hole, doesn't really work well. the BB is lower than the wheel hubs. don't mind a little water but rather not cause more trouble than it's worth
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went to take a peak myself, yesterday. don't remember it ever being this flooded. got turned around more than twice. not a bad problem on a bike

can't recall this foot bridge ever being moved by water

only on rare occasions do I ride thru Otter Alley. & yesterday, that was a NOPE


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Yikes! Fridays storm was enough to force a bit of water into the basement but it wasnt too bad. I know a lot of places got hit hard and apparently the Trail got a good whacking.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
went to take a peak myself, yesterday. don't remember it ever being this flooded. got turned around more than twice. not a bad problem on a bike

can't recall this foot bridge ever being moved by water

only on rare occasions do I ride thru Otter Alley. & yesterday, that was a NOPE


Woo, you got further than I did on foot, I just walked up to where that flooding started and scared off the frogs. BTW, totally forgot, there were two very active beavers on the pond north of Taylor Road, right past the Otter Alley split.

I went kayaking on the Concord River north of the North Bridge and it's really fast-flowing and flooded the woods. Lots of water everywhere!
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Originally Posted by autonomy
Woo, you got further than I did on foot, I just walked up to where that flooding started and scared off the frogs. BTW, totally forgot, there were two very active beavers on the pond north of Taylor Road, right past the Otter Alley split.

I went kayaking on the Concord River north of the North Bridge and it's really fast-flowing and flooded the woods. Lots of water everywhere!
wheels do get you more coverage more quickly. but I never got the tires wet. almost disappointed cuz I searched for 15 minutes to find my DIY front mudflap. we love the Great Meadows walk but didn't try it after the storm. that would have been interesting to see those water crossings. often w/ flooding, we can't get around the whole thing. by canoe would be interesting!

I think I heard a beaver one night, one winter. sounded like Sasquatch throwing a boulder into the water. freaked me out

so funny looking at google's satellite imagery. of the region
https://www.google.com/maps/place/As...MThn?entry=ttu

side note: we've been worried about our sun canoe camping on the Allagash in Northern Maine. it's been about a week w/ no word form him. hoping to hear from him tonight or tomorrow, the latest. been monitoring the water levels (via regional online automated tools) & they go up & down by 2 feet in the blink of any eye. I think he's gonna need a vacation after this trip eek!

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another water body I enjoy watching during the year. I should figure out what it is called. not long a go, last year? it was just a muddy flat
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cpl months later the water has receded

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
cpl months later the water has receded

That looks nice. It's been a long time since I've ridden out there.

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Originally Posted by rholland1951
That looks nice. It's been a long time since I've ridden out there
beautiful day today to take a trip!
several interesting highlights there
was thinking about it this morning while driving to work. every now & then a car gets stuck on a road out there. I'm always like: "how the heck did they get in there". they're fine so long as they go back out the way they got in, where ever that is ...
it's right down the street from me so it's an easy escape w/o any or much driving. often because I keep my MTB tires soft, I use the rack & car to get there, even tho I can ride there. for some strange reason, I like riding there in snow storms, at night. must have a set screw loose somewhere ;-)
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
beautiful day today to take a trip!
several interesting highlights there
was thinking about it this morning while driving to work. every now & then a car gets stuck on a road out there. I'm always like: "how the heck did they get in there". they're fine so long as they go back out the way they got in, where ever that is ...
it's right down the street from me so it's an easy escape w/o any or much driving. often because I keep my MTB tires soft, I use the rack & car to get there, even tho I can ride there. for some strange reason, I like riding there in snow storms, at night. must have a set screw loose somewhere ;-)
Sounds like that screw is set just right...

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