Chimney Rock Conditions

Discussion in 'Chimney Rock / Washington Valley Park' started by jimmysnukastyle, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. thegock

    thegock Well-Known Member

    There is also a small, dirt parking lot on Gilbride east of the concrete bridge and north of the road. There you are across the street from the Yellow trailhead and just west on the other side of the Gilbride concrete bridge is an Orange trailhead.
     
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  2. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Yeah surprisingly 90% of the remaining mud is on yellow about a 1/3 down from the top.
     
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  3. Jrzjoe

    Jrzjoe New Member

    Location:
    Around

    It's raining now but hit me up sometime. Maybe we could pull off a dawn patrol on a Saturday. I've got this place pretty clocked.
     
  4. stilluf

    stilluf Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westfield NJ
    thoughts on ridability tomorrow morning? So long as it doesn't rain any further I'm thinking reds and blues will be fine. Thanks
    @Kirt ?
     
  5. Xler8

    Xler8 Active Member

    Location:
    NJ
    With today's rain, LM might be a better option.
     
  6. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    I'm about 10 mins from CR and we got a ton of rain last night, I'm inclined to say no
    If I can get a bike going, I might give it a spin tomorrow AM and report back
     
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  7. Kirt

    Kirt JORBA: Chimney Rock, Team MTBNJ.COM Team MTBNJ Halter's JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Central Jersey
    Not positive but I can't imagine it being bad. Might be a bit wet and slick but I'd go for it. Better that LM. :)
     
  8. Jrzjoe

    Jrzjoe New Member

    Location:
    Around
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  9. Jrzjoe

    Jrzjoe New Member

    Location:
    Around
    On the white trail next to the water hole that used to be a mine. You may smell ol lunchy munchy before ya see him.
    Only did blue, white and red today. Saving my legs for Thorpe. It was dawn patrol so i beat the real rain. It was damp where usually dry and wet where usuallydamp. Blue is a shit show in the lower areas. I think if it doesn't get too many tires today it'll tighten up pretty quick. Everything is growing and that's the key.
    Hugs and kisses.
    Hi Kirt!
     
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  10. Off The Road Again

    Off The Road Again Active Member

    Location:
    Somerville, NJ
    Rode CR yesterday. Outer Blue and inner Blue were pretty good, didn't even think of riding lower Blue. Rode Middle Red, usual wet areas were wet, and a couple more areas, but not bad. On to Orange, only wet area was the usual spot at very top from guardrail climb, but that's so rocky there's no mud. Didn't do Buttermilk and switchback climb, but the old way down to Gilbride was fine. Rode Yellow up to 4-way, rain started to fall so we decided to turn around and head back. White had it's usual wet areas but it wasn't bad either. Rain stopped and rode big Red, and it was fine. Got a decent amount of soaking rain yesterday so I bagged today's ride.
     
  11. stilluf

    stilluf Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westfield NJ
    I rode red and blue this morning and it was really good. Great weather, Mostly tacky dirt, but yes still some muddy areas to be treated gently. Avoided both lower sections, assume those are in bad shape.
     
  12. Gnarles

    Gnarles Member

    Location:
    Martinsville, NJ
    Let Er Rip, avoid lower blue but the rest of the park should be wither rocky or tacky dirt.
     
  13. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    wuz there for 10 mins till my rear sus seals blew
    looked pretty good for what I saw on white
    saw @jumpa there as I was leaving, maybe he'll have a more complete report
     
  14. jumpa

    jumpa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jersey City
    Low lying areas are fairly mudy, especially the ones under tree coverage getting no sun to dry them out. Everything else looks good. Ride easy through the wet spots and you should be ok.

    Did you manage to sort out your shock?
     
  15. Kirt

    Kirt JORBA: Chimney Rock, Team MTBNJ.COM Team MTBNJ Halter's JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Central Jersey
    Just had a crazy thunderstorm roll thru with lots of rain, so those reports will unfortunately be meaningless for today.
     
  16. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    I'm going to need a new bike....
     
  17. Dingo

    Dingo Well-Known Member

    How does it look for Sunday AM? Here in Freehold we had 3/4 inch of rain in 30 minutes.
     
  18. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    did dawn patrol this morning, ridwable but not great. Overall a 2.5

    yellow and red ok, orange still pretty wet especially up by top of guard rail. Nicked where I could but hard in the flat areas
     
  19. Dingo

    Dingo Well-Known Member

    It was a slop fest. I should have hit allaire, and then the beer fest.
     
  20. stilluf

    stilluf Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westfield NJ
    I stayed on red this morning, avoided lower trail. It was a split 60/20/20 good/marginal/bad. Middle red was the worst segment. Rated it a 2, and I owe extra TM this season.
     

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