Posted by: heckler
Posted by: Hepcat
Tricky stuff building a sustainable fall line trail though eh, even for the pro builders it doesn't always work out. Upper Tall Cans is a master class, but Lower Tall Cans for example is a nightmare of runaway erosion.
Yeah IMBA's specific trail grade rules are kind of impossibly conservative to implement, but I agree with them on the point that bench cut trails should always be standard practice as it makes for fool-proof erosion resistant trail building.
upper TC was recently (<10years) built new trail as old man serpentine (aka IMBA std), while lower was a cleanup and refurb of an existing proper old school fall line trail, complete with a 25 year old log ride. The differences in sustainability (it's all about water not flowing instead of the conventional perception of "flow") are quite appearant.
Lower is just fine. Just duck out and head over to S&M after the rock drop.
The section after this is a complete mess. But that's really to do with the nearby creek (that the log goes over). Part of that creek just joins the trail and has left it as a creek bed should be.
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