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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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So I LOVE Palos, can't get enough of that place. BUT with all the rain we've had as of recent, I'm sure there's mud everywhere. I was wondering if we have any frequent flyers for Kettle and know how the trails typically are after a rain? Do the trails dry up quick? Any opinions on how the trails might fair by this Sunday with the rain we've had?
It's a haul for me and my dad but what the heck once in a while making the trip up is worth it.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 04:04 PM
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Kettle dries up about like Palos does IMO. The only catch up there is the WI DNR will close the trails in a heartbeat if they judge them to be too muddy. I guess in the best intrest of the single track, it's best that they do. I will say that I have "heard" of places to park and alternative trails that allow one to still ride there regardless of what the DNR is saying... Just don't get caught up with them trail rangers!

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I was on Emma last Sunday and it was fine. But we've had a lot of rain this week. Haven't been to John Muir in a while. I'd check the day of, and if it isn't closed, it should be good to go...
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My kid and I were at Muir on Monday and it was perfect. Kettle dries up pretty quickly and definitely call the hotline to check if it is open if we get a bunch more rain. Good times.

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