Round Valley Conditions

Kirt

JORBA: Chimney Rock, Team MTBNJ.COM
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
we were just there on Sunday, conditions were great, no water issues
I was there 3 times in 6 days, including Sunday. The area before and after the road is a mud pit and deep. It was like that all 3 times. The other problem spots were on the fireroad, closer to the parking lot. Wet and semi-muddy but they are usually like that after any rain.
 

Kirt

JORBA: Chimney Rock, Team MTBNJ.COM
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
it really needs a trench down the side, and a pipe at the cross over point....nice life scout project. who knows a scout???
Can the scouts can use heavy equipment? They are trenched on the lower side. Vegetation and cupping are the issues and even if fixed, it's just a band-aid. It's all fall line from top to bottom. A few grade reversals would slove the problem.
 

shrpshtr325

Infinite Source of Sarcasm
Team MTBNJ Halter's
it really needs a trench down the side, and a pipe at the cross over point....nice life scout project. who knows a scout???

based on my experience(been there done that) that seems awfully involved for a life project, maybe an eagle project . . .(unless the stretch we are talking about is much shorter than im remembering)
 

Patrick

aka Fidodie
Staff member
based on my experience(been there done that) that seems awfully involved for a life project, maybe an eagle project . . .(unless the stretch we are talking about is much shorter than im remembering)
it is long. probably too long not to use equipment. so more of a coordination project.
i'll try to get over there and look,
 
Was at Cush this afternoon, great ride feels like death though. It could use some TM though a few trees down on White that need clearing. I'd like to do some TM, how do we get it organized?
 

Patrick

aka Fidodie
Staff member
Was at Cush this afternoon, great ride feels like death though. It could use some TM though a few trees down on White that need clearing. I'd like to do some TM, how do we get it organized?
white along the ridge?

we've been doing small teams, no coordination for the last year. Can you late in the day (like you rode today) ?
I'll see if i can grab a couple people and we'll get at it.
 

FitmanNJ

Well-Known Member
I rode Round Valley out of the railroad lot yesterday, and true to form (and despite the ton of rain we've gotten recently), the conditions were good...except for some mud in the first ~1/4 mile out of the lot (the "flat" area). Round Valley remains a great place to ride after heavy rainfall. I also stopped at the beach by the reservoir, and the view was beautiful.

As an aside, I noticed on my map that I summited Cushatunk Mountain on my way out...done completely without supplemental oxygen, or a sherpa! Of course, I planted the JORBA flag at the summit...;)