Scott White March 18, 2011 at 11:14am
Yes sadly March 15th ish is the schedule closure of the orange 18.. Same time as last year. November 15th ish is the scheduled re-opening.
Of course you can play the picnic in much more ideal conditions at either Loco Sixo (registration now open) http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Loco_Sixo_2011 or Union Strikes in October when the full 18 is installed for one weekend only.
Mike "Papa Par" Even March 18, 2011 at 10:52am
That's ok though.....No need now to storm the beach, we can take woods. Let's blow it up pirates!!!
Matt "The Spider" Swider March 18, 2011 at 8:41am
First time they've ever pulled Picnic before the ice melted on the lake, but at least it's only the north sides' 10 hole loop and they left south sides' 8 hole loop.
brian fallon March 17, 2011 at 5:05pm
The beach side just got pulled, we found out after the long walk! Gamble center side is still in.
Mike "Papa Par" Even March 15, 2011 at 8:19pm
Either the Local 101 or the park has started some maintenance. Nice fresh patch of wood chips between Hole's 3/13 & 4/12. Cheers! White Tee Hole #4, #7 and a few others have potential to become flooded being at the bottom of a hill.
Matt "The Spider" Swider March 11, 2011 at 10:23am
I'll be shoveling pads at Indy at noon, blacks and whites.
Matt "The Spider" Swider March 9, 2011 at 7:55am
I come up Merril to Valentine to Jennings. A little less on the potholes at least, but yeah, Jennings
Joe Arnet March 8, 2011 at 8:10pm
Lol, that is a automatic canned response. If you want to get anything done you need someone's direct email addy or phone #.
And if you think that road is bad I can name 5 more that are way worse. As scott said, there are tons of dirt roads in washtenaw and many get quite F'd up.
Mike "Papa Par" Even March 8, 2011 at 3:47pm
Wow...I was surprised to see this response. Hopefully they grade both roads in the next few days!
From: wcrc [mailto:[email redacted]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 3:32 PM
To: Mike Even
Cc: Harmon, Jim; Reed, Ed; Mastie, Mike; Schulz, Jill
Subject: RE: Dirt roads around the boarder, Kearny Road & Jennings Road (near Whitmore Lake)
Thank you for bringing this concern to our attention. A Service Request has been entered today and our District Foreman Mike Mastie will investigate.
Scott White March 8, 2011 at 9:45am
Nearly half the roads in Washtenaw County are dirt (over 700 miles worth), so in the spring there is always a lot of work for the road commission. I will say that it does eventually get graded every year. Good call on being the 'squeaky wheel' though hopefully that puts Jennings on the top of their priority list. ;)
Mike "Papa Par" Even March 8, 2011 at 9:36am
I unfortunately I live right off of Barker, so for me to go around is a waste of energy, but great suggestion Scott. I would recommend that route as well. When I play Bandy, I shot up to the Indy the same way. Indy is just a short jog off of N. Territorial from that direction. I was pretty stern with the WCRC and I plead my case as it's hurting revenue not only for the park but for Washtenaw County. Maybe a light bulb will go off above some managers head and they'll send a truck to grade.
Scott White March 8, 2011 at 9:24am
Take N. Territorial to Jennings. It is a much shorter drive on the dirt roads. That is usually what I do unless I know the roads to be in good shape.
Mike "Papa Par" Even March 8, 2011 at 9:22am
Just a heads up to anyone heading out to Indy......the road conditions getting to and from the course are (pardon my French) ****ING HORRIBLE!!!! As a resident of Washtenaw County not only am I pissed my tax dollars are failing miserably but I was down right embarrassed. The condition of Kearny Road & Jennings Road are the worst I have ever seen. Parts of Jennings Road are almost washed out & flooded. If you take Kearny (between Barker & Whitmore Lake Rd) there are pot holes that ... more
Just a heads up to anyone heading out to Indy......the road conditions getting to and from the course are (pardon my French) ****ING HORRIBLE!!!! As a resident of Washtenaw County not only am I pissed my tax dollars are failing miserably but I was down right embarrassed. The condition of Kearny Road & Jennings Road are the worst I have ever seen. Parts of Jennings Road are almost washed out & flooded. If you take Kearny (between Barker & Whitmore Lake Rd) there are pot holes that will swallow your car. I live a stones throw away and it took my 20 mins each way because the roads are that bad. I have a call and email into WCRC, but I doubt it will do any good. If they respond, I will post it here