Western/Central PA Recon--local help, is there snow?

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by MoBill, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    No worries---enough reports of miles of snow via PM that I moved it--might do it next Friday-Sunday. But--we'll see, that's on the backside of a week away at Fort Pickett--so, not really thinking that'll go over well--but sure better than being away over Easter like I WAS goin' for.

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    Thank you.
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  2. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Too bad, I just got back from a recon mission. Pics to follow. Paved roads were in better shape than I was anticipating. State forest roads not so much.
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  3. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Rt 504 and Casanova road were in good shape.

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    Casanova Rd. More gravel but still not bad.

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  4. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    State Forest Rds.

    Underwood Rd. Not good.

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    Strawband Beaver Rd. Not good.

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    Benner Run Rd. Looked promising.

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    Lasted about a mile, when they stopped plowing it at a logging landing.

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    Six Mile Run Rd. Started out great.

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    Still not too bad

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    Getting nervous

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    It got much worse, no pictures of that stretch, I was concentrating on getting my ass out of there.

    Waiting a week is a good idea. I'll try to check on the conditions later next week.
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  5. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Awesome Recon.

    Super---I do a lot of these pre-rides--and this is the first time I've been able to make an informed decision because of great work like that.

    Thank you Max. Thank you---I'm heading off to Pickett Sunday---and we'll see how that week goes. Good work--thank you.
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  6. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    I'm from Altoona area and would like to help out.
    I'm available most weekends. Just let me know.
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  7. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Still on for this weekend? I'm going for a ride after work and can check the condition of the state forest roads.
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  8. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Checked the black moshannon area after work. State forest roads are much better this week, but you will still encounter snow and ice in the shaded areas. State roads are fine, just watch for gravel in the turns. Not sure where you are staying, but camping at PA State Parks is out, they don't open until next Friday in this area. They tend to go with the opening day of trout season, and that started last weekend in the southern counties, but not until next weekend in the north.
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  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Job hazard of mine is to have to cancel--this recon is still on---but I don't know when--sure to let you know when it is.

    I ended up reconning Fort Pickett, VA though

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    You've earned some fame Max--not that ya need it--but you're a team player going out and checking that--a 521 mile loop, spoiled because 50-60 miles of it are snow and ice would suck--and prolong the process of proofing and releasing this route.

    Thank you.
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  10. MoBill

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    And if you have tracks from your ride--and can give me feedback on it bein' big bike friendly I'll include it in the recon notes for the route and give you credit for the ride.
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