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Anne Springs direction intel
09/22/20 at 12:02pm
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I was going ask the trail attendant for current trail direction intel last week but the booth is still unmanned due to COVID.  Can someone clarify if it is actually established which direction is designated?  I checked their website but I couldn't find the answer.  I've been riding Paradise CW and Prarie CCW which I believe is still accurate.   But what about Tunnel and Mill Pond are these still bi-directional?  Parking at the Athletic Center lot I typically stay to the right when faced with an option on both the out and the back on both Tunnel and Mill Pond.  If they are bi directional what is the common practice?  I'm looking to work this place into my weekly rotation and want to get with it.
  
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #1 - 09/22/20 at 12:04pm
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Also-I'm targeting a 4:00 start today so let me know if anyone wants to meet for a swift 1 hour or so ride.
  
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #2 - 09/22/20 at 1:04pm
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They did change the direction. I know the signage is poor at best out there but it was changed to reflect the direction change also. Paradise clockwise and prairie counterclockwise. It's still a figure 8.
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #3 - 09/22/20 at 8:55pm
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Thanks Doug so at least I had the loops correct.  Anything established with Tunnel and Mill Pond connectors direction? Or even "what most regulars do"?
It looked like the "upper" option of what I consider Tunnel isn't even on their map. I want to hit all the trail that's there so I typically stay right on Tunnel option and Mill Pond option on way out to Prairie and stay right on the other Mill Pond and Tunnel on the way back to Paradise.

It is still a very cool piece of woods that we are lucky to have access to- I just wish they do away with the 2 way traffic.
  
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #4 - 09/22/20 at 10:14pm
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Just ride.  Follow the signs where they are obvious and be ready to encounter 2 way traffic in places.  No harm \ no foul.

  
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #5 - 09/30/20 at 4:34pm
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Those sections are still 2 way and folks ride them in both directions.  Ride them how you like.
  
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Re: Anne Springs direction intel
Reply #6 - 09/30/20 at 6:30pm
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SurlyDave wrote on 09/22/20 at 8:55pm:
Thanks Doug so at least I had the loops correct.  Anything established with Tunnel and Mill Pond connectors direction? Or even "what most regulars do"?
It looked like the "upper" option of what I consider Tunnel isn't even on their map. I want to hit all the trail that's there so I typically stay right on Tunnel option and Mill Pond option on way out to Prairie and stay right on the other Mill Pond and Tunnel on the way back to Paradise.

It is still a very cool piece of woods that we are lucky to have access to- I just wish they do away with the 2 way traffic.


Anything that isn't Paradise or Prairie is two way traffic.

That includes all of Tunnel and Mill Pond.

I usually switch it up. But the uphill option on Mill Pond going away from Tunnel is uphill and your heading into traffic with a few blind spots. It's usually the newbies bombing down this section you need to keep an eye peeled for.
And watch out for that 45 degree root on the downhill section of Mill Pond just short of the bridge/hard right turn..   Smiley 
  

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