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What's This Fence Across a Trail at Walnut???

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Just saw this on a FB feed... You can't see it in the photos, but there's some fence wire running across the trail at handlebar height.

 

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I rode straight into this a couple of months ago. I think it was around 0.6, I’m not that familiar with that area as I normally only ride WC during my lunch break and that section isn’t on my usual route. I thought I was near the edge of the park and hadn’t realized I was leaving- didn’t mention it here as it seemed like I had been stupid and missed something everyone else already knew about.

When I crashed, the fence was probably around half-wheel height and pretty well covered with vegetation to the side of the trail. I didn’t see it at all- there was just complete surprise as I found my self face down in the dirt, still clipped in with my bike carrying on over my head forcing me into some weird scorpion shape I never wanted to be in.

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I ride and hike Walnut every week, multiple times. .6 loop is part of that every time. I have no idea where this would be.

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24 minutes ago, TheX said:

I ride and hike Walnut every week, multiple times. .6 loop is part of that every time. I have no idea where this would be.

I’m not 100% sure, but I think it was north of the entrance to 0.6, heading down towards the creek (Tar Branch), it wasn’t on 0.6 itself.

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I a little bit familiar with the trails at Walnut Creek. I don't recognize where this was. I thought it was at the bottom of the "old" Powerline Downhill but that is across the creek from Point 6. My best guess is that it was near the entrance / exit of Point 6 since that is the only place that has a creek near Point 6 and the creek crossing like shown in his video.

This looks like old silt fence. It also looks like it could be at the edge of the park. I asked the original poster on Facebook to tell us where on the map.

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I'm pretty sure I've hit pretty much every part of Walnut, and that is foreign to me.

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11 minutes ago, cxagent said:

This looks like old silt fence. It also looks like it could be at the edge of the park. I asked the original poster on Facebook to tell us where on the map.

@Anita Handle we need the "show us where Walnut hurt you" meme please.

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I think it's just north of that orange circle.  I used a green circle on my map.  I think I went down that path the first time I ever went out to WC.  You can see what looks like a couple of silt fences in the satellite photo.

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9 minutes ago, WhoAmI said:

I'm thinking it's the trail in the orange circle leading to the creek.

 

 

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I didn't think there was anything down there.

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2 minutes ago, TheX said:

I didn't think there was anything down there.

I heard there is a barbed wire fence.

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22 hours ago, TheX said:

I didn't think there was anything down there.

There isn't.  However, if one hasn't ridden these trails before, he could easily turn down that social path to explore it.

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I rode by there this morning. The path does look like it goes somewhere, but I've never been down it and didn't go this morning. I wonder how far you have to go to hit the fence. I couldn't see anything from the main trail.

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Because people can get hurt if it's there and they don't know. Why not?

 

That's IF it's there. I didn't see anything.

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My point is that it would be most helpful if the original person who had the issue was posting this so that there was not a lot of second guessing....

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14 minutes ago, AustinBike said:

My point is that it would be most helpful if the original person who had the issue was posting this so that there was not a lot of second guessing....

That's valid, I can't see the original post, just the replies.

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18 hours ago, AustinBike said:

My point is that it would be most helpful if the original person who had the issue was posting this so that there was not a lot of second guessing....

Funny... You didn't indicate that as the context of your original comment. I guess it happens.

That aside...

The original post was on Facebook... Which is why I said in my first comment, "Just saw this on a FB feed...".

And I don't think the person needs to be here to explain anything as the original person didn't know where he was when he hit the fence. Neither could a few people on Facebook who were trying to figure it out for him. So I thought maybe someone here could help.

No need to get your knickers all in a twist, AustinBike... It's just a simple thread on a forum.

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So I was hiking with the dog this morning and took a look at that trail. There is no fence there, it goes in about 20 feet and becomes basically unrideable.

 

I am ignoring the thread now, have fun!

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