gossamer wrote:Just have to say.... great job on the trail out there, I rode it 3 times, one of which was the oppisite direction.
It was also nice meeting Mark out there, great job!!
Mark did a lot on this trail. He seems to have a fair bit of time available and knows what he's doing, so he just set out starting to get things cut and it really helped out.
When you were out there did you find a couple of the brown clay corners to be very slick? I was out there last night at dusk and found a couple corners almost impossible to walk on, but it was also raining.
Some of the stuff that we had cleared prior to the trail day had also begun to pack hard with sun/wind exposure, similar to the paved-like parts at Stony. I think this is a great sign, meaning that the trail will eventually become a good, solid place to ride.
While laying out the route we encountered a few interesting places where springs seemed to erupt from hillsides, leaving entire slopes squishy even in relatively dry weather. As a result the trail didn't go in these areas, which was a bit disappointing because it gave us less real estate to work with, but it's sort of required if we want maintainable trails. (One of these places is off to the right just after the trail crosses one of the little bandit/impromptu/whatever single track lines running down into the floodplane. When ridden in the 'right' direction, of course.)