football44 wrote:Now that the signs are up, will I need a map? Planning on riding Saturday morning.
I would bring a map and plan to get a little lost unless you know the trail system. The good news is you will find your way out eventually and have a great ride while exploring. The trail, woods, natural beauty out there are incredible. The new signs are those brown "carsonite"(sp?) signs that are stuck in the ground with arrows. Make sure you follow those and not the older signs. The problem out there is that you have a bunch of different sign types from different eras along with trails that criss-cross each other and also connector trails between various loops.
The new signs are nice but they don't show any colors on them so when you get to an intersection where the one loop crosses another you see the same exact sign type pointing in two different directions. Also, the "connector" trails that go in between the various loops will always be a source of confusion I think. It's just a funky confusing layout so mapping / signing it is more challenging than other trails. I rode it on Wed. and pointed out the areas that I thought were confusing to my friend who happens to be helping out with putting the new signs up so hopefully they will clarify a couple of those areas soon.