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ANyone have a report on conditions at Moosic or Merli?
Was there this past tuesday 4/1. Most is dry and rideable with very little snow remaining. I rode conglomerate/stonehenge to high voltage, to fireplace, through genes trail and back to the lot. It was for the most part great riding. Lot of water in the streams down by the resevoir, muddy in the normal places there. I would avoid waterfall loop as it'll take some time to dry out back there. It was great to ride the rocks after a long long winter. Also high voltage was a rock stream, fun as hell to navigate the water and boulders. A few more dry days and it'll be close to it's normal dry self.
 

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Please avoid Moosic this week/weekend. Last night 3 of us ventured up Blueberry and down Bones. These trails were saturated and ruts were forming. The worst part is that more go-arounds are forming because people don't want to ride through a little water or mud. Even the access roads and powerlines are saturated and have 3"+ deep ruts.
Merli should be OK, but might still have some snow on it. The original side should be in better condition. Start loop, Vintage, Squeeze Play, Handlebar, and Fox Rocks should be good. My Brother's Trail and Blade might be avoided though. Thanks, Fahn
 

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Yup certainly was a good call. Merli Sarnowski was in great shape. Few hidden mud spot but overall very good.

As an aside, We went down what I think others in my riding past have referred to as "SR471" or something along those lines. I have never ridden it, has a couple big sweepers and then turns back up the hill. That was a great trail. I noticed another blue trail offshoot before ascending back up that looks like it would end all the way in Carbondale! Anyone have insight into this? I am pretty familiar with the rest of the park and wanted to see what this trail was like, it didn't disappoint.
 

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HR280. If you did the swoops and went to the right of the gully, you missed the lower half. If you did the swoops and continued down, down, down the left side of the swoops, you'll end up alongside of state route 106. You'll have to carry your bike up a rock ledge. Go right! It kinda circles around and gets confusing. From here it's climb, climb, climb! It sucks no matter how good of shape you're in. There isn't a section that eases up. You'll come back out on Handlebar about 100yds from where you went in at. Ttyl, Fahn
 

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katsu: Why would the gate be closed? Still, you could call PARD and ask : Merli-Sarnoski Park « Lackawanna County

onetracker: 'moto' reported Moon was "springy" beneath his wheels but in good shape, he didn't say where he rode though. I'd stay away from the low lying / flatter stuff that stays wet/muddy longer (like Thorny, parts of 8, and below TRex-2 towards the back side near Pavlick Rd, possibly the Dark) but would expect the rest to be in fair shape at this point.

For Moosic I'd wonder about the stuff Mr. Fahn shared earlier (Blueberrry, and Waterfall), whether it's been able to drain and dry, but again at this point I'd expect the bulk of the rest of it to be in fair shape. I could be inciting riots by saying that though. ;^)
 
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