As ChrisInYpsi noted, we spent some time this past weekend on projects and clean up at RHP in preparation for the Black Friday Ride next week. Last Friday, I added a few small logs to the mound inside the crater at Mile 1 to properly define the line and prevent erosion of the mound. I also created a new little variant over a small mound just before the trail returns to the picnic table after exiting the crater. On Saturday, Greg C. and I created a new line to exit the ridge on the Munger Mounds. We did a bunch of bench cutting while trying to keep much of the original ungulatations on the downslope. We also removed the barrier on the entrance climb to the ridge spur, did some leaf raking and removed a small tree to open up the ridge for riding. I hope you find it a fun ride. Send me some feedback when you can.
While Greg and I were working on the Munger Mounds, Chris B. wacked away at some of the overgrowth with the Stihl trimmer along the E-W fenceline and first few mounds of the west meadow loop. Thanks, Chris.
Please remember that the main reason for originally closing and then re-routing the Munger Mound Ridge was the complaints by the neighboring house of trail encroachment on their property and loss of privacy. Even as we worked on the re-route, the house owner came out to re-iterate that issue. So, please take some care to respect the owner's concerns when riding in this area. Keep your screams of joy or fear to a minimum
. Also, PLEASE DO NOT RIDE THE RIDGE LINE AT NIGHT and remain in the "valley". That way, it is not likely headlights will be seen from the house which could be an issue in the winter especially when there are no leaves for a barrier. If we take some precautions, I would expect RHP management to support the MTB community if any complaints do arise. Thanks for being conscious of this matter.
Hope to see you at the Black Friday Ride next week. Please remember to sign up on Event Brite as noted in my earlier post.