CM wrote:What direction am I supposed to ride the yellow trail? I picked it up off of orange but somehow ended up in the same place. Noticed some MMBA signs for re-routes pointing in the opposite directions, should I follow those signs?
Take a look at this map: http://mmba.org/library/maps/olsonpark/NEAP.gif
If you follow the arrows you will ride everything. FTR, the maps shown at the park has the Plateau trail arrows backwards. I hope they didn't pay a lot for that map. A while back I took a magic marker to them but I'm sure it's worn off by now.
CM wrote:What's with the field of colored flags on the hill above the playground? Actually looks kind of festive, if a bit out of place.
Each of those flags marks a new plant. The goal is to restore the native plant population.
And I need to ask a favor of all Olson riders. We planted 6 new Oak trees along the Pontiac Trail edge of the park just south of the dirt parking area. Please dump your water bottle into the green water bag around the base of each tree. We need to keep them wet for at least through the summer. You can get a refill for your bottle at the bathrooms. No sports drink please! Thanks.