This is Scott. We met today on the "trail day."
I haven't been out on one for a few years and it's good to know they still exist. (I do get the emails so those ARE important!) Nice to know this forum exists now too.
I have been reading about changes happening on the East loop. Root cutters and rock movers... that's bad news with soil erosion.
Sunday I am planning on going further down the trail we started (East) with my trimmer and weed wacker. Might as well be one stretch clear!
My sister also rode today and said there are two logs down on West "near the beginning." She says one is small. Could be left behind as an obstacle? The other she said is pretty big. So ya and Ron know.
I add Ron because I have been clearing stuff that has fallen on the trail and read he has been going out and there is nothing to find! Turtle loop was impassable and I saw kids going out, so I cleared it of fallen trees and trimmed it. It has been blocked since the winter when I go XC skiing out there.
I also went trimming and fallen tree clearing on the West loop (so the dude who was wondering if I was Ron, um, no). Cleared some trees that had fallen on the trail in the North loop (and cut back the grass).
So if Ron went out on reports of fallen trees, sorry, they might have been some I got. With this forum we now have better contact.
And I have worked directly with the DNR (as in paid as an employee) trail clearing in the Copper Harbor area (Fort Wilkins). Was pretty long ago, but rules don't change that much.
So I do know the rules. IOW, mostly been trimming and taking out fallen trees on the trail - so no, I am not the "East loop bandit."