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G898kyle 10-13-2015 11:55 AM

Wakely mtn?
 
Can u bike ride the two miles on old road before it turns into footpath?
What other mtns allow bike ride


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Bark Eater Too 10-13-2015 02:50 PM

Technically yes. It's pretty rough but I've seen people mtn. biking on that trail before. Legally might be an issue. I thought the land classification changed somewhere in there from wild forest to wilderness area. You can't bike in a wilderness area. Please check a state map for the land classification.

montcalm 10-13-2015 04:20 PM

The first two miles are part of MRPWF, it's legal. Where it turns to primitive area you wouldn't want to ride anyway.

Woodhull Mtn is another one that people tend to bike the first section.

Bark Eater Too 10-14-2015 01:33 PM

Thanks, Montcalm. I wasn't sure where the line was along the trail.

nyestreet 09-26-2016 12:24 PM

Hiked Wakely Mt Saturday. There was a no bikes sign post about 1 mile from the trailhead.

Bark Eater Too 09-29-2016 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by nyestreet (Post 251221)
Hiked Wakely Mt Saturday. There was a no bikes sign post about 1 mile from the trailhead.

Just curious, Nyestreet. Did the state ever repair the observer's cabin? The last time I was up there a bunch of wood and shingles had been air dropped.

BorealThrush 09-30-2016 10:19 AM

Wakely is one heckuva nice tower. Be sure to climb it before the snow starts; I got my car sandwiched in a snowbank ten miles in on County Route 12 in Feb. this year; some awesome snowmobilers pulled me out and I had to summit in April when the road was passable.

Bark Eater Too 09-30-2016 11:52 AM

BorealThrush, you are lucky you didn't get ticketed by Mr. Ranger. Past 8 miles in is supposed to be a snowmobile trail after the snow flies. In wet years they don't open the dirt portion of the road to auto traffic until early to mid May.

IndLk_Brett 10-03-2016 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Bark Eater Too (Post 251409)
Just curious, Nyestreet. Did the state ever repair the observer's cabin? The last time I was up there a bunch of wood and shingles had been air dropped.


The cabin appears to have fresh shingles to me.

The heli-pad has definitely had some work done to it over the last few years. It has had repair work and new floorboards nailed down. Looks to be in much better shape than it is in a picture that was taken years ago and posted on this site in a different thread.

Not sure why - maybe so it can be utilized in an emergency if need be?

Bark Eater Too 10-03-2016 09:07 AM

Thanks, Brett!

IndLk_Brett 10-04-2016 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Bark Eater Too (Post 251606)
Thanks, Brett!

Your welcome. Just happened to be that I was up there not too long ago.

BorealThrush 10-06-2016 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Bark Eater Too (Post 251494)
BorealThrush, you are lucky you didn't get ticketed by Mr. Ranger. Past 8 miles in is supposed to be a snowmobile trail after the snow flies. In wet years they don't open the dirt portion of the road to auto traffic until early to mid May.

I think after 5-6 miles in, technically. That's where the DOT stops plowing.

Certainly would make for a nice cross country ski from the 5-6 mile mark, though. Then the fire tower.

pbermiez 11-10-2016 10:33 AM

Newbie question - has it snowed substantially in the MRP/this trail? Planning on heading there this weekend. I have done the hike once and would like to again if possible before winter sets in.

DSettahr 11-10-2016 11:50 AM

Wakely probably has some snow and/or ice at higher elevations, but probably not a huge amount of either. I'd say that as long as you bring microspikes and are comfortable using them you'd probably be fine.

Definitely go prepared for colder temperatures- no cotton, and be sure to pack extra warm layers just in case. Read up on layering of clothing for cold temperatures if you're not already familiar with the concept.

And don't forget your headlamp- it gets dark early!

pbermiez 11-10-2016 12:23 PM

Thank you sir!


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