barrybs wrote:Thinair wrote:What I want to know is why someone would rake or blow all the leaves off the trail and remove rocks from the first few miles??? Seems a bit too invasive. I kinda expect to see leaves and some light debris in a trail through the woods. Leaves fill in the trail scars and help to prevent erosion, they also look good. The removed rocks hold the soil and prevent further erosion, I expect new rocks will be exposed as the soil runs off the newly exposed areas because of this. Just didn't make sense to me. It also must have taken HOURS unless it was done by machine which also seems a little too invasive. Sigh...
We've been trying to figure out who did the "trail maintenance". It doesn't appear to be anyone affiliated with the MMBA. I'm the trail adopter from the start of the trail to flat rock hill and I don't believe in blowing leaves and would never remove a rock or root from the trail. All I do is remove deadfall and brush out the sides of the trail. Maybe it's the same person that paints numbers on the trees with blue paint.
You know...I can ask some of the trail running groups if they have a clue, if you would like me to keep with the inquiries.