Yes, Steve, the next section will take a hard L and hug the fence line for about 100 yards going W from the "Y" on the paved path where the new finishing section starts, then meander over some mounds and through some meadows and hit the service road near the back gate along Munger Road on the W side of RHP. This first section of the trail expansion is probably 400-500 yards long. Once we reach the service road, we can open this section as riders will be able to ride back to the paved path on the service road. The remainder of the trail expansion is another 3/4 mile with no access to or from it. So, we won't be able to open it up until the whole thing is completed later this summer.
As for marks in the crater, it's been a problem for a while now. We keep putting debris around the area, but they - likely some kids - keep moving it. RHP staff have been notified to keep an eye out for 'bandit' riders. It's likely that I'll arrange some more substantive obstacles that will - hopefully - discourage bandit riding.
It's likely that I'll organize a trail day next Saturday 4/28 to strart work on the next section. I'll post a confirmation here and in Volunteers Needed once I'm sure I will be available. Keep the date open to help out!!
RHP Trail Coordinator