BK big fish wrote:Any idea why the water/mud spot in the switchbacks came back? It was dry for a few rides this year. BK
Yes, we know what the cause of the mud on that turn in the big switchbacks is.
That is a seep, so it is water coming out of the ground. Currently it is all marshy in the grass right above the switchbacks, some of that water up there drains through that seep.
It was likely dry early before the ground water really started to flow.
We have plans to fix that and in general the Park is on board with that idea. the fix will be french drain(s) and we are currently looking at turfstone like armoring.
We were just out last night looking at the trail and going over plans. going to start pricing out the materials to present the specific plans and get funding approved from CRAMBA.
The order of the fixes has yet to be determined.
Also on the list is the muddy area after the low boardwalk after marker 22, the mud near the base of the stairs my marker 18, the muddy crossings by marker 21. As well as a list of other smaller fixes.
Stay tuned for trail day announcements once I get all the projects planned, final approval and funded.