Gardner Marsh Water??

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I was there saturday , the water was higher than ive ever seen it in 20 years, you cant even see the trails , you just have to follow the edge of the higher brush , its easy riding.

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I was there saturday , the water was higher than ive ever seen it in 20 years, you cant even see the trails , you just have to follow the edge of the higher brush , its easy riding.

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Anyone have an update on the water level in the marsh? I know it hasn't rained in a bit.
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fletchster76 wrote:Anyone have an update on the water level in the marsh? I know it hasn't rained in a bit.

I was running last Tuesday and it is great, down a little but locks are closed so enjoy, all water from North Cove thru Square Pond then to BS Hill
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Was there on Saturday. Water in the regular trails. Side runs are hit and miss.

Pretty sure it's a nice slide still.

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rode sunday morning for a bit - yea the black monster tried to get me a few times on the side trails :violent1:

had the upstack roarin a few times for sure :toothy7:
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Thanks for the info gents. Gonna be running a little heavy this weekend so it's good to hear it's still wet.
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What's it looking like out there after this little bit of rain this week?

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Ran last Saturday before the rain and there was plenty of water.
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Should be decent then after this spat of rain. Long as the locks stay closed.

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Any water in the Marsh? Taking my brother and some of his friends from up State NY out and would like to show them the Marsh. Thanks.

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Still had water in marsh on Friday. However, it is going down. Only a couple dry spots that can be driven around currently so I would think you are good to go.
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Thanks, Russ, We had a good ride and enjoyed the little bit of dry running we had to do. Always nice to be reassured we can run with the big boys!! lol

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I wanted to get off in the marsh but was riding solo with my son and didn't know the trails so I stayed around the lake edge. Can't wait to go out and explore some.

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Duff0113 wrote: I stayed around the lake edge
the edge is reserved for the CM guys :stirpot:
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kwanjangnihm wrote:
Duff0113 wrote: I stayed around the lake edge
the edge is reserved for the CM guys :stirpot:
Lol yeah that's what I've heard :?
Still a good days ride. By the way great vids on YouTube you've got

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Well, how's the water holding up?

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anybody going to Kissimmee on spring break week? also what is the water level like? "no rain" but I know they can control it with the locks.
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I rode KCOL last Saturday. Went as far as Square Pond and that was dry virtually the whole way. Looked like there was water from Square Pond heading up toward Hole In The Wall. Saw a number of boats head that direction but pretty tough running just to get to Square Pond.
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Water is way down - black & green monster abundant - will let you ethylene glycol guys know when its safe to come back out! :stirpot: :toothy7:

https://youtu.be/OvazCvr0xVk

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Injoyed the video as usual :thumbleft:
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Nice video with the kids!

However, i couldnt find where you were in the marsh? Just saw the edge of the lake and a pavillion.

Would like to know if theres any moisture in the marsh right now. Everyone says its bone dry. Fun to do the dry marsh occasionally but it sure eats up the fuel!
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Looked like the whole family enjoyed it.... that is all that matters!!
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OneBFC wrote:Nice video with the kids!

However, i couldnt find where you were in the marsh? Just saw the edge of the lake and a pavillion.

Would like to know if theres any moisture in the marsh right now. Everyone says its bone dry. Fun to do the dry marsh occasionally but it sure eats up the fuel!
I noticed that too...

Was up there 2 weeks ago, saw I boat enter behind BS hill and they were hammering on it pretty hard for awhile. Didn't sound stuck, but sounded like they were working it pretty good. Stayed on Lake Hatch and a large majority of the inside trail was dry. Pray for rain.

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Kissimmee chain is low as we have seen it pre 08 if you remember back in early 2000 marsh went dry and stayed that way for couple years, heck KRVSA had to have chain saw party to keep dead river open and even in 08 Hole in the wall was weeds boat high from dirt dobber to lake Cypress. So lets hope we get our summer rain early or it be 4 wheeler country in the marsh again. :banghead:
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