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Daily Trail conditions in Etobicoke Creek

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  • #806629

    aerius
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    Just finished a lap of the south loop, surprisingly, the west side is pretty clear and quite a bit less overgrown than the east side. Even the side loop up to the railroad bridge was mostly clear and fully rideable, the only bad spot is a couple short sections between Queensway and the Sherway bridge. Also looks like some work has been done on the exposed ridge section, the trail’s been cut back into the slope a bit and is no longer 6″ wide and right on the edge of the cliff.

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    #806758

    fietser
    Participant

    Conditions last night were about perfect. The rain did a great job ‘tacking’ up the dirt and the cooler temps were much welcomed!

    Get out there!

    #806801

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Rolled through this morning. Conditions were terrific. Came across a new cemented post along the ridge between Rathburn and Eglington on the east side. Odd to have one single post there. Making a trail / stairs down to creek?

    Saw a TRCA crew below and rolled down to check it out on return loop. Seemed to just be fixing erosion on gravel path. Though directly below post above.

    Also saw a bunch of crunshed stone placed at bridge that @fietser and I cleared brush from beneath Eglington on west side.

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    #806807

    aerius
    Participant

    It’s for some kind of soil measurements. The top of the post flips open and they’re going to hook some instrumentation and stuff into it then lock it back up. They had an identical one directly below it right by the river but it was tipped over and lying on its side when I went by about an hour ago.

    #806809

    fietser
    Participant

    So that is what those things are for! There are a few in the ‘field’ just north of the QEW and actually if you look hard one half way to Dundas from there as well – just off to the side of the trail.

    @fasttimes I forgot t mention that gravel that was on the bridge we cleared. It seems that is has washed down from the construction above. Perhaps as a result of the rain we had recently. Regardless, fairly certain that is not supposed to be what happens after a rain. After all, we don’t want construction debris washing into the ravine systems – tongue firmly planted in cheek.

    Jokes aside, glad the trails are in great shape otherwise. Stoked on fall riding!

    #807097

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Just rode the whole ECreek enchilada with @fietser and @carpetbomber.

    Conditions were fast and dry.. Was all time. Thanks for the fun ride lads.

    On the way to meet Jer I spotted our buddies across the creek. Pic attached .

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    #807120

    fietser
    Participant

    Rode the South section up to Dundas yesterday evening – you wouldn’t have even know we had any precipitation!

    Leaves are starting to fall on some sections so heads up if we get some rain later today.

    #807198

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Was pretty much all-time conditions in there today. Leaves are falling fast but trails are amazing.

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    #807397

    aerius
    Participant

    Conditions on the north loop are still good despite the rain last night. Put on my wet weather tires thinking it would be a bit messy in there, but the bike came out without a spot of mud on it. Just watch out for the wet leaves & tree roots, slippery would be an understatement.

    #807403

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Great to bump in to you on the trails today @aerius!

    I managed top cut through the fallen birch tree just North of Ellington on the west side. Probably should have had my bigger saw, but job done. I’ll need to pull it off the trail a bit more next time but it’s passable now.

    Conditions were amazing. Leaves are down but trails are great. Get our while its good.

    #807415

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Super fun loop with @mcbain and @carpetbomber this afternoon. It was simply beautiful in there. Busier than I have ever seen it but without issue. Just a great day on the bikes. Trails are great, temps were amazing.

    #ridingfeelsgood #cranksgiving

    #807419

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Another perfect day in the Creek. I suffered a flat but was prepared.

    Saw a pump station seamingly skimming from the reservoir. Pipes ran across the trail.

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    #807473

    fietser
    Participant

    Conditions are primo in there! Rode the entire loop last night with @aerius West and East side in the South and all loops in the North – hard to imagine we has dust clouds in some sections.

    Few little bits of intel:

    1. Tree down just South of Eglington Bridge on the West Side. It is right on the ground and you can hop over, but it kind of kills the flow heading up that climb and into the turn. Should it be removed?

    2. There was a veritable river flowing out of that reservoir last night. The water flows right across the trail as well as South down the trail – crept up on me in the dark and I hit it at full speed, bike needed washing anyway…

    Other than that get out there and ride while the riding is good!

    #807501

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Great few days of riding in the creek. Trails have been amazing. Leaves are down and cover many sections completely. Despite getting caught in sideways rain today it was awesome.

    Few things I noticed.

    1. The tarp that covered that pump station pictured above was tossed or blown over the edge down the hill. It’s too big to haul out. Who should we call?

    2. Looks like that new LRT will have a station on south west corner of the bridge on Eglington. Right at trail head. Sidewalk has been torn up. Not sure what else will happen there but could impact the traffic to that trail and under the bridge.

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    #807503

    fietser
    Participant

    Hmmm, I would call 311 @fasttimes to report the tarp. Problem is that you may need to contact the Mississauga version of 311 since the tarp is likely on the Mississauga side there.

    That LRT stop could definitely make things interesting. Would be interested in chatting to someone working there to see what exactly will be built.

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