The trails on the north shore mountains were all 'built' more then 15 years ago.
And the North Shore is a different environment to the Woodlot and other area entirely, it sees much higher volume, and I think a slightly different type of rider. The trails at the woodlot are well maintained and have a highly motivated, very functional group of builders who seem to have a strong vision (or at least the appearance of all this from an outsiders POV). One huge problem I see with the IMBA approach is it doesn't take into account all circumstances, I can see it would be valuable if you were starting to develop a trail network in a fresh area, but a lot of established trails with dedicated builders will go beyond the scope of the IMBA guidelines, and that's a good thing.
Anyone remember the IMBA trail day to reroute ewok village on Eagle a few years ago with Joey? I think that trail has gone back to the forest.
I was going to point that one out. Randy's, B[HTML_REMOVED]A/Ewok Village, were at the time, very technical structure filled trails, when the housing develpment encroached a re-route was necessary. The re-route was built by IMBA, with a strong showing from the newly formed TORCC, and considering the crap weather and the amount of work needed, enough people showed up and we got the trail roughed out. No follow up work was done to my knowledge, and the trail re-route at the bottom of Randy's (A steep technical trail), was a swampy, twisting XC trail that was no fun to pedal. It's now more or less reclaimed by the forest, and a new exit to Randy's has developed that is really nice, and even though it dumps into the housing development (although the lower backyard trail has now re-opened).