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PostSubject: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:21 am

More Trails Baby!

From Ashland Resort website:

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Construction has started on the Mercer County Trail System!!!

Construction has begun on what is now officially named the Pocahontas Trail System. Slated for completion in the spring of 2011, the trail will be adjacent to the Indian Ridge Trail System. A connection point will be built on the mountain above Ashland Resort. When completed, the Pocahontas Trails will add up to 100 new miles of ATV adventure! Earlier this fall a connector was opened to Pinnacle Creek Trail System. With the Pocahontas, Indian Ridge, and Pinnacle Creek Trails Ashland Resort Guests will have direct campground access to over 250 miles of connected managed trails. AWESOME !!

Update December 14th 2010
As winter puts a blanket of snow on trail construction, progress continues. Hatfield McCoy Executive Director Jeff Lusk recently stated, "We have mapping folks on the ground who are doing the final layout and we have marked all the sign locations, these are necessary first steps prior to major construction." Plans are progressing for design and construction of a trailhead to be located near Bramwell. Expect a Trailhead building design similar to the Indian Ridge trailhead structure at Ashland. Trail mapping will include plans for municipal trail connectors to historic Bramwell, Montcalm and Matoka in Mercer County. Local leaders and businesses are preparing a ATV friendly face for their businesses communities.
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:47 am

Wonder if this place is still in business?



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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:01 am

Whoooooo hoo More trails.

My evil side wants to know if it will be another three years?
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:42 am

No Lusk said next spring, but then Pinkerton said it will be open when it's open. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:44 am

Sorry couldn't resist.

More trails is always a good thing. And even better when they are connected to existing systems. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:36 am

Hey yall, have not been here in awhile, so HEY EVERYBODY. Any way me and Porkchop got an invite to ride the Pocahontas Trails a few weeks ago while staying at Ashland Resort, during our Turkey Ride. But a few days before the ride 3 SXS's were taken in the night from the campground. So,,,,we called and cancealed and moved on up to Gilbert. Porkchop was not getting any sleep and i could not blame him. But the system is almost ready and wheather permitting should open in the spring of 2011. So we've been told.

P.S. but we've been told before,,haha
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:44 am

Just curious, but did you tell the Ashland Resort why you were cancelling? If so what was there response? Seems to me they beter do something to impriove security there. Sounds like they've been hit the hardest with theft lately.
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:42 pm

There will be a lot of stripped out Razrs up some hollar down that way soon
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:54 pm

Nice Avatar Doc

That's quite the rest area along the new connector isn't it Question Cool
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:29 pm

Love the new connector, just could not resist. And Ruger we did not conceal with Ashland Resort, we stayed a couple more nights. Planned on moving up to Twin Hollows sometime that week, just moved out earlier. We cancealed the ride at Pocahontas with one of the H/M uppers. The feller at Ashland just told us to lock our machines up. Really did'nt like that answer. Would have loved to have heard him say, You can rest easy tonight i will have a night watchman riding the campgrond. If we had heard that no dout would have stayed the whole 10 days there. Plenty of riding with the connector open now and the Wheel just next door. That was a big part of the trip, trying to learn the Outlaw Trails. (I love being able to say the word "OUTLAW" out loud on hear)
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:33 pm

DOC HOLLIDAY wrote:
trying to learn the Outlaw Trails.
Ohh MAN!!! We need to get together and ride soon...

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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:10 pm

DOC HOLLIDAY wrote:
(I love being able to say the word "OUTLAW" out loud on hear)

Pirate Territory
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:14 am

Yo Greg, when we went into Matoaka last December Maddie's was all closed up. We were told she moved back to wherever it was she came from.

Outlaw Trails?? pirat
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:18 am

I think her & maybe a sister were from Florida...?

Between; getting warm, lunch & Farmer needing an axle for his Rhino, we weren't to attentive,
but it was a very nice place, not much else there that I can remember.
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:21 pm

FWIW I like the term "local" trails.
Most WV local folks have told me no one gives a poop if you ride there local trails.

I believe that to be true, but other than one time riding up close to the back of someones property and having them watch us, we never had a problem in geez at least 12 trips to the wheel and surrounding local trails.

I do enjoy the fellowship on this website and it is nice to be able to talk about this and no one being offended or myself censored for my ride choices. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Tue May 24, 2011 9:25 pm

Back in the swing of things....

Another NEW TRAIL Named: Ivy Branch Trail System, Lincoln Co.

Anyone heard anymore info on the East Lynn Lake Trail System?




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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:10 pm

June 20, 2011

Construction crews return to Mercer County to develop Hatfield-McCo...

By KATE COIL Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRAMWELL — Construction is resuming on the Mercer County segment of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails and officials are hoping the trail will be open to ATV riders in the area by late fall.

Jeff Lusk, executive director of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail Authority, said crews are returning to the area following a brief delay related to the organization moving their headquarters in Rich Creek.

“Our first crews went back up to the area Monday, including two mappers,” Lusk said. “The heavy equipment should be back into the area by July 1 and we should be working in earnest on the site by the first week of July. We are looking at 90 construction days, though construction days don’t always translate into calendar days. We can often face delays due to rain or weather, but so far, things are going very well.”

Lusk said crews are also working to construct the trailhead facility near Bramwell as well as two trail connectors.

“Simultaneously, we are looking at the construction of the trailhead facility as well as construction of the connector near Matoaka and the connector to the Indian Ridge Trail,” Lusk said. “When this trail is opened, it will already be connected to the Indian Ridge Trail in McDowell County.”

Lusk said the goal is to have the trail system opened in Mercer County this year.

“In the best-case scenario, we will have the trail facilities and everything open by October or November of this year,” Lusk said.

According to Lusk, the trail system has the possibility of bringing new business and economic development to the area.

“We’re excited about this, and we’re really hoping to get investments and lodging in this area,” Lusk said. “One of the biggest challenges of building the trail in Mercer County has been that we have built in an area without lodging and other infrastructure already in place. We hope that entrepreneurs and business folks will see this opportunity and set up in the area by next spring. We want to see them building in this area. We hope the trails will attract new businesses to these communities.”

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails Authority changed the location of their headquarters in May 2011. In April, it was announced that the Mercer County segment of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system would be officially called the “Pocahontas Trail System,” named after the Pocahontas Land Corporation for their support and contributions to the building of the trails in Mercer County.

When it is opened, Mercer County’s Pocahontas Trail System will connect to 150 miles of trail in McDowell and Wyoming counties.

The new Mercer County segment will add approximately 100 miles of new trails to the existing Hatfield-McCoy system, which currently extends more than 500 miles through several southern West Virginia counties.



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PostSubject: Re: HMT Pocahontas Trail   Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:28 pm

Thought I had posted this. Sorry for the late news!!

June 27, 2011

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Construction underway on Hatfield-McCoy Trails
Staff Writer Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mon Jun 27, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT



BRAMWELL — Heavy equipment rolled into Bramwell today to assist with the construction of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in Mercer County.

A bulldozer, excavator, and other equipment is now on site to help move dirt on the trail system just off of U.S. Route 52 near Bramwell, according to Hatfield-McCoy Authority Executive Director Jeff Lusk.

“This will be our closest trail system to Interstate 77,” Lusk said. “It will be our southern most trail system.”

For more on this story, and other news, see Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph.

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