XC-Ski'd West and Lake today. Fat tire Perfect describes the "normal" 4.0 mile West loop. Nice flat hard packed 12" wide all the way around (snowmobile rode the first 1.5 miles and turned around). Lake loop was not bikable with only XC Ski marks and animal tracks for a trail.
Looking at the trail map I made a while ago there appears to be a few area that are under utilized and could be used to add another 1-1.5 miles of trail to the West area. I'm not sure what the DNR's position is on adding more trail at Holdridge, but I think it would be great to offer a little bit more milage on the West Loop.
I added some sections (RED) that I think could be incorporated into the system within the first 3 miles (before the "wall"). A short section to the South Eastern, A longer section in the South West area, and a longer section (that incorporates the existing Turtle Trail) in the central area. Of course the topography and soil conditions are not really known at this point, but this is just to generate some discussion and ideas for possibly expanding some of the trail out there. Any comments or ideas???