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Old 01-02-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Cross Country skiing at FlatRock Mountain

If your in the Old Forge area ( more specifically the Okara Lakes/ Minihaha area) . Take "FlatRock" up on his offer of a guided ski tour around the FlatRock Mountain trail system. My husband Mark ( streamfisher), my brother and I had a great time there Saturday afternoon. I wish we had called "FlatRock" before hand and set up a meeting.
Snow conditions were fast. We ran into a few bare spots while we were on the snowmobile trail ( TOW Trail 6). But, we've run into a lot of bare spots the past few days in the area. We only saw three snowmobilers ( we cut through their trail though). Other than that- it was a quiet ski through the woods. We really enjoyed it. I'm a little bit better than a beginner - my husband is MUCH better than me and we both had fun.

I give FlatRock Mountain

Question for "FlatRock"..... Can you Mountain Bike on the mountain in the summer months?
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hey, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a lot better with two feet of snow on the ground--plenty of bushwacking opportunities. But the trail system is not bad, either.

Yes, feel free to Mtn. bike there anytime. The snow-mo trail would be a nice bike ride, I think.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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We had a great time! Excellent terrain for skiing. We could have used more snow as there was just barely enough to ski.The snow that was there had a icy crust which made the downhill runs kind hairy and if you did fall there wasnt much cushion.The bare spots were on the snowmobile trail.This area looks like it would be a blast with some more snow!
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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You should have seen it before we dozed the old skidder trails flat. On the downhills if you strayed off the narrow ridge in the center, you went down into a 3-foot rut on either side (the old skidder tracks). That was pretty hairy/scary. Give me a call or drop me a line when we get another couple feet of snow and I'll give you the complete tour.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:52 PM   #5
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sounds good! We pretty much stayed on the Northern portion but Id like to check out the whole area.We took a nice picture of the "demonstration forest" signs, Ill see if the wifey can post that pic as Im an idiot when it comes to the puter.Is there any possibility of hunting this area (deer next year)? I saw a lot of good deer sign up on the hill and was curious.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
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Yes, hunting is encouraged. (I'm a gardener)
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:15 PM   #7
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Ok. here ya go..
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:38 PM   #8
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pix

So, what is on this pic, 13331Girl ? Looks like another unsolved mistery ...
Exploring it with a glass, I found, somebody hit a tree ( walking or skiing ) .
Or a man ...
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:04 AM   #9
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Here's a somewhat bigger picture of the sign, although unfortunately I can't locate the color version.
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:48 AM   #10
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Thank You FlatRock! I'm pretty new to posting pictures.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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Bump...

Anyone have an electronic copy of the Flatrock trail map? User 'Flatrock' had it in his avatar but it seems to have disappeared.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:05 PM   #12
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these should help
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