Did the Spring inspection ride out at Sharon Mills today (Monday, 5 April) and I am pleased to report the trail is in good shape and ready for riding. In addition to riding, this is a great trail for viewing nature. i saw sand hill cranes, Canada geese, wood ducks, muskrats, and field sparrows, as well as deer tracks and fox and coyote scat. Other times I have also observed turkeys, mallards and great blue herons.
We are looking for a trail coordinator for this trail and persons to adopt sections of the trail. The trail coordinator periodically checks the trail and reports any problems to the Chapter and also organizes maintenance (mowing, trimming, trail work days, etc.). Adopters look after specific sections of trail and keep brush trimmed back, mow/weed whack (if possible) and report any issues to the trail coordinator. We'd really like some local folks to take over these positions. Respond here or call me at 734-426-5737 if you can help.
If anyone has time there is a dead tree that has fallen close to the side of the trail along the river. It's probably 8-10 inches in diameter and not actually across the trail but it would be safer if it was trimmed back a bit. Also, the sections of trail along the river and on both sides of the old road could use going over with a broom rack to remove small twigs and other debris that has accumulated over the winter.
BTW, it looks like hikers are using the trail more than bikers at this point. Do your bit to even the odds.