Said "headhunter" was removed today.
The trail is overall in good condition. All deadfall has been removed and cleared.
The north "swamp" loops if rideable. as of tonight it was packing mud and will only get better without rain. Its not what I would call "enjoyable" but it is rideable.
There is a re-route in progress in the very south end of the blue loop, should be done tomorrow. please relay your thoughts on the change.
So everyone is clear, the floodplain section of the blue loop (the straight and boring, with the stream crossing and the climb out near the edison lines) has been abandoned and will not be cleared or improved by CRAMBA. please do not use this section of trail. The canal ridge line heading south is now a 2 way section of trail for the time being. Please use caution as there are some blind spots.
After the Township/City complete the paved path from Utica to River Bends (now slated for "Spring/Summer 2014"), we will re-evaluate this area for new trail.