Just a heads up, there is a large tree blocking the fire road that brings you to "A". also it appeared to me that there was a 4 wheeler on the trail. This could of been NFS personal doing prep work for the burn. all of the bridges except the very last one looked to be freshly racked.
"The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator" -Louis Pasteur
The worst one is very close to the Hwy 23 end. I think its right after the uphill with the water diverters. This is a large tree top that you have to climb through. Not far after that are two, one is a rider, the other is a large pine that probably should be cut. The rest are scattered throughout and I think could be cleared with a hand saw. Also, the tree that had the notch cut in it is now turned on its side, so it is a little harder to ride.
Thanks for the work JT. Rode Modoc today and it was awesome. Plenty of logs to hop and streams to cross. Really like the alternate lines over the first log, ride the notch or the full log. We took care of all the small trees except for the one just past jaws.
Post by flashntrudi on Aug 20, 2012 18:17:26 GMT -5
We rode Modoc for the first time this Saturday (18 Aug). Trail was in decent shape, but summer rains are allowing the grasses to flourish and starting to overgrow the trail in a couple spots. We cleared some deadfall around mile 4, but there is a 6-8" tree/branch down just prior to mile marker 2.5 that was too big to move. Awesome Trail! just enough technical stuff to keep it interesting. Not as much flow as FATs, but ya gotta work sometimes. The creeks were dry, but creekbed switchbacks were challenging. Glad to see not all logs have been moved/cut down, makes you think and challenge yourself! We're from coastal GA (Richmond Hill, s of Savannah) so relish every opportunity we get to come explore the goods you all have at your doorstep. Well worth the drive every time. Rode to the end of singletrack, then took the L along double track to the gate at the end, then went L to the paved road. Decided we didn't want to ride road back, so tried a couple "diversions" marked by pink tape and white tree hashes as we jumped back onto the double track. Did not get us were we thought, but was still fun exploring. Next time may bring a gps to try and figure it all out. Cheers! Tony & Trudi 8-)