Too hot and too wet to ride today, so I spent about three hours working on the trail.
Raked and cleared debris from the first half of the singletrack, as well as pruning low branches and overgrowth.
The swampy area along the expressway is simply far too sloppy to ride, even with the mini-bridges in place. What this section really needs is a 50 meter length of elevated boardwalk. I know this is a fun, technical section when dry, but for much of the riding season it's just not dry. I am in contact with a boy scout looking for Eagle Scout ideas; maybe he'll be interested in this project. If done right, it would be very cool to ride. This would also free up the mini-bridges for use in other low areas.
Speaking of which, I did a short re-route near the triple-switchback area that is also regularly wet. Hopefully, when ridden a bit, it will be a decent substitution.
Personally, I think that much of the trail is still far too wet ride and should be avoided. If you do ride, please go right through the slop - not around!
I'll probably head back tomorrow to finish raking and pruning.
Trail Coordinator - Pine Haven Recreation Area
Keep singletrack SINGLE - don't ride wide!