With mud and difficulties in the snow. We didnt stop much but some trees were in the middle of the trail that had to be cleared out and slick rocks. But it might not be too bad since its so sunny out recently
Yes. Max patch. When you exit hurricane creek, max patch is less than 5 miles away, you actually exit onto max patch road and of course the vandals had to have been some sort of 4x4 so a lot of us wheelers have been planning donations and help trips on nc4x4.com to try and get our foot in the door as good people and keep hurricane creek open
Anyone heard anything in the vandalism up there and if the trails still open?
I went today and the trail and max patch were completely open. The trail was great. All the snow was gone from the trail and no ice. I was able to complete the trail in about two hours solo. fair amount of mud from the rain earlier in the week.
Max Patch had some snow. The vandalism was a long run to the top. It seemed like it would be fixed pretty easily over the next few weeks through erosion and grass growth. There are some ruts, but it's mostly torn grass. Great views from up there.
If things are looking the way they are, there will be a lot of trail rides coming up soon! If anyone is interested, feel free to message me your name, number, and email and I am going to set up a mailing list for upcoming events and keep everyone in the loop!