Tagged: The Don
January 13, 2020 at 9:45 am #821576
Did anyone check out the trails on foot yesterday? I was out on the Humber trails, and pretty much all the snow was washed away. Some slop, but also a lot frozen dirt. Looks like Thursday and Friday especially are cold… hoping for some rideable frozen dirt trails??January 13, 2020 at 10:22 pm #821577
Fruitloops – Two trees have fallen on Fruitloops over the trail about 200 yards from the Boomerang entrance. They lay across the trail about two feet high and are close together separated by a few inches. One is about 12 inches in diameter. The second is about 18 inches in diameter but is old and rotten and has broken in two pieces. It might be possible to push it off after the 12 inch log is removed. This is hard to explain but will be pretty obvious when you see it. For sure the 12 inch log needs to be removed.January 16, 2020 at 9:53 am #821578
I guess no one has been out? Tomorrow looks super cold and promising of frozen dirt! I’ll let people know how it is once I get back from my ride.January 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm #821642
Conditions were near perfect today- if only it had been overcast! A few soft spots, but mostly frozen dirt. Ridge, Honeybadger, Serena, Vietnam, Rehab, Sunnybrook, Foreplay, Flats were all great. Should be still good early tomorrow- get out there before it snows a ton and ruins the fun!January 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm #821645
So Much Snow… hard work today as everything was still pretty loose until at least sunset. Chances are good it’s going to be a couple days of hard work while a boot pack and traffic develop to flatten things out.February 9, 2020 at 9:08 pm #821652
Hard Pack was real smooth today, saw a few folks out mixing it up with both studded and non-studded “regular” tires. If these temps and snowfalls keep up it’s gonna be a great week regardless of tire sizeMarch 17, 2020 at 11:49 pm #821721
Anyone been in lately? Even worth checking out?March 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm #821722
I feel like it would have been great early this morning, but by the time I got in everything was SUPER greasy. Oh well. Rode/walked Pottery -> Ridge then went home to get out the hose.March 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm #821723
Thanks for the update. Wont be long now. I suspect the pandemic will have more folks out early but luckily the trails are nearly ready. Early is best for sure.March 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm #821728
Was out for a hike on Sunday. Lots of ruts. Why do people still ride when it is soft? I am patiently waiting but no, selfish idiots have to wreck the trails for the entire summer because they can’t wait. Go ride somewhere else that is more conducive to wet conditions please!!!!!!April 2, 2020 at 9:16 am #821822
Honestly, people are so selfish. 4/20 (or later) rule, people!April 2, 2020 at 10:19 am #821823
Yeah, it’s frustrating. I’ve been driving an hour north to ride gravel to allow for adequate space and to also ensure the trails setup instead of rut up. I see lots of folk in there in my feed. I’m sure there are great sections but that’s not he point.
Just like with this pandemic, its about doing your part in the short term so we all enjoy things in the long term. Most are being good but it only takes a few.
I hear parking accessing the Don are closed. Can anyone confirm? Loblaws is open I believe.
Be safe. Be smart. Think of others.April 2, 2020 at 1:04 pm #821825
@fasttimes wrote “I hear parking accessing the Don are closed. Can anyone confirm? Loblaws is open I believe.”
Hi @fasttimes – This may partially answer your questions in regard to Don Parking. I’ve been walking in the Don and cycling on the pavement there recently. This week, I noticed that some parking areas have been closed off. Ones that I have come across that are closed are:
• Botanical Gardens Parking is totally blocked off
• Park entrance road is blocked off at Leslie/Eglinton so that parking at the Eglinton parking area, on the road and at the stables cannot be accessed.
• Park entrance road at Don Mills and Overlea has been blocked off so that parking lot cannot be accessed
I’m not sure about Loblaws or other entrances.
As I understand it, It’s still ok to jog, walk or cycle as long as social distance rules are followed. People that I came across were following the rules .
In addition, unrelated to the virus rules, I saw a sign the paved path leading to Eglinton (near the start of Climbmax) that construction on the Eglinton Bridge starting in April would block any passage under the bridge. The sign did not give a timeline.April 2, 2020 at 1:32 pm #821827
Thanks for that on the ground update and information @crank Very helpful. Be well!April 5, 2020 at 12:22 am #821828
Hill from Sunnybrook hospital down to dog park lot also blocked. So is lot by the big teeth. Police are pushing people away from Sunnybrook and Edwards Gardens corridor (even locals walking or biking).
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