Nick (dirt) and Erik (bergsteiger) standing on top of a massive tree fall at River Bends.
Erik (bergsteiger) and Nick (dirt) standing in the cleared single track at River Bends after a bit more than an hour of work with hand tools.
Today Erik (bergsteiger), Nick (dirt) and I headed out to River Bends with Erik's wonderful 4' bow saw and sorted out both the single fallen tree pictured up the thread
and the conflagaration that Roy alluded to. The pile above (what Roy was talking about) was new within the last week and was located just after the log pile (end of the first phase of trail) and before the bridge. It completely blocked the trail and had no easy path to walk around it. After more than an hour of work with hand tools and Erik doing a lot
of the sawing (Picture 1
, Picture 2
) the segment was open and ridable.
In this one place alone there were five trees (and various broken limbs) laying in one pile. There must have been quite a ruckus when this all dropped.
Roy wrote:Start your chain saws. There is another tree, 3 times that size, down. It is down just before the new bridge. (1.5 mile from parking lot) There are 1 or 2 more small trees blocking the trail, also.
That wasn't just one tree... It's now gone, though.
Roy wrote:The signage is probably the best I have seen. It is easy to see, placed high, and a small target ( important in hunting areas ) I think the MMBA should adapt this signage as a standard.
Thank you. That's just our temporary signage, but it was designed to be fairly durable as well, so hopefully it'll hold up until the replacement signage is sorted out.
dinov wrote:This trail has become a favorite one for my son and I to ride , its just right for him not to much elevation but just enough to build his confidents. Keep up the great work...
I took my fiancee's nephew (9 years old) on here a few months back for one of his first real mountain bike rides, and it was a great trail for him to get started on as well.