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WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« on: April 15, 2008, 11:17:32 AM »
Has anyone been on that section of trail since Elisa's report?  Please post reply.  See below email that came from the WTA Patrollers group.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Eddie Anderson

Thanks for the heads up. This section is now closed please spread the
word. Thanks Eddie

Eddie Anderson
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Parks, Recreation & Conservation
Wilderness Park
Tele: (813) 987 - 6211

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>>> Elisa Carlson  4/12/2008 3:32 PM >>>

It hasn't rained in a couple of days, but there is still a shin-deep
pond on the main trail between these two points. I don't know how fast
it drains there, but we got a pond in the trail that goes for 12-15 feet
and it's surrounded by hogged-up slushy mud that is at least ankle-deep
for several feet on either side with thick undergrowth. Tough to
navigate - just a heads up.
Elisa
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 08:03:22 AM by Forum Manager »

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 11:24:30 AM »
I was there last night approx. 6:35p and the crossing is doable but you will have wet shoes.

Heart Break Ridge's bridges are dry but one of the bridge seems to be sliding down just be careful when crossing.

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 11:30:55 AM »
I rode through there Thursday evening (4/10) and the crossing was high but as Treadlight said, you can get through it without any problems other than some wet shoes.  As SandPine said, it's hardpack through there, so it's very solid even though it's under water.  It's been under water for the last couple months, just a few inches deeper now. 
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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 11:32:44 AM »
I am confused, I read Elisa's report. She makes it sound like there is water on the trail. Is the water on the trail or is it just on the gravel road where clay gulley crosses?  I was there Friday afternoon and it was pretty deep 12 to 18 inches, but I rode right through it. Could we clarify this?

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 11:43:00 AM »
I am confused, I read Elisa's report. She makes it sound like there is water on the trail. Is the water on the trail or is it just on the gravel road where clay gulley crosses?  I was there Friday afternoon and it was pretty deep 12 to 18 inches, but I rode right through it. Could we clarify this?
The water is just at the culvert section and I think this area is designed to be underwater since the top of culvert has lower elevation than the gravel part of the fire road. I would say no less than 12 inches deep.

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 11:45:02 AM »
Ok, I just got off of the phone with Eddie. He says that he had one of the rangers go out and look yesterday an there is a section of trail between 35 and 36 that has some standing water on it. It is a 60 to 80 foot section.

He is going to let me know later for sure, but it sounds like the way around it is to splash through Clay Culley and take the bailout to the pavement. This will only cut out a few tenths of the ride, but will keep the trail from getting rutted.

Also, for those of you that didn't know, Heartbreak Ridge is closed due to high water (it is heartbreak island right now).

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 03:12:36 PM »
---- Forwarded Message ----
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All trails in flatwoods are open now. Thanks for all of your imput.
Please pass the word on to everuone. Eddie
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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!----Now reopened!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 03:24:55 PM »
Thanks for the update!

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 03:38:10 PM »
Sweet!  See you all out there tonight...
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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 09:45:48 PM »
There was nothing there but the normal Clay Guller water. It wasn't as deep as it was on Friday.

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 09:56:29 PM »
Yeah, the 'pond' that was referred to in that email has been there for, I dunno, forever? 

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 07:58:27 PM »
---- Forwarded Message ----
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All trails in flatwoods are open now. Thanks for all of your imput.
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I was out there 4/17/ and heartbreak ridge was closed.......

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 08:26:25 PM »
Technically speaking Heartbreak Ridge is not in the Flatwoods park, it is in the Morris Bridge Section, Which along with the Trout Creek section all make up the "Wilderness Trails"

Indian and Gator Bait are currently closed as well.

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 08:30:59 PM »
Indian and heartbreak were both open today when I rode, both are dry however Indian had one little pit of mud. 

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Re: WTA - Flatwoods main trail (34-36) closed!
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 09:57:41 PM »
That's great news, I have missed Indian :) What kind of shape is she in?

 

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