I heard from Steve Wyatt - RHP Supervisor - today. Unfortunately, he has informed me that the park neighbors to the N of the Munger Mounds have complained about the new ridge line. Apparently, they feel the MTB trail is encroaching on their privacy and that the trail gets too close to the fence. Steve doesn't want to close the section because it's a great feature. He has asked us to find a way to re-route the W-to-E section after making the R turn in the far NW corner closest to Munger. I looking to get specifics from Steve, but I think we will have to find a way off the top of the mound somewhere just above the right/east turn of the original trail in the "valley". That wouldn't be so bad since we would link back up to the trail and still ride the dirt "skinny" section. Such a re-route will probably require quite a bit of engineered bench cutting, however. And I don't know when I'll be available to do that as my summer is crazy busy with work and personal commitments. So, Steve has suggested that we close off the whole section until the re-route has been completed. Not a choice anyone likes, but it's not our park. Before that happens, I'm going to meet with Steve later this week to make some choices on the re-route.
This situation means that the whole berm idea at the bottom of the hill at the end of the mound ridge is dead. Please DO NOT proceed unless notified otherwise by me.
RHP Trail Coordinator