In case others haven't seen it.
I'm over it
Dales: Trail work has gotten underway on Upper Dales which includes a re-alignment of a small bridge at the bottom of the new trail section and completion of machine work done early in the season.
Wonder what sort of upgrades we'll see
Cabin Trail: Through the fall, trail upgrades will be completed at the bottom end of Cabin Trail from the Mushroom Lot to the waterfall. This work will allow both machine access to the future crossing point and provide proper drainage. Options for a crossing will be investigated into the spring of 2016.
I'm having trouble picturing where this section is?
Baden Powell Trail (stairs and trail up to power lines): A Engineering consultant has been retained and is finalizing the design of the new stairs, and Metro are hoping to construct Fall/Winter. Trail upgrades from powerlines to top of stairs will commence on October 12th. It is anticipated to take 4 weeks to complete. Some of the switch backs will be lengthened; drainage issues addressed and tread surfacing for the majority of trail. It may not be possible for Metro to make the trail completely ridable uphill. Please note some short trail closures maybe necessary.
Hyannis Trail and powerline to Ridge Runner: Completed- Drainage and tread surfacing issues have been completed on power line connector from Hyannis over Mystery Creek and down powerline route to Ridge Runner. It is hopeful that this will encourage people to ride up to Hyannis and down Bridle and not use Mystery Creek Trail.
Enquist Trail (Pinch Flat Alley): Metro staff will be upgrading the trail from Seymour Mountain Road up to bottom of CBC this fall. Work will involve replacement of collapsed drainage structures, ditching and re-surfacing. Metro will incorporate some features into one side of the trail to enhance rider experience.
Can these trails retain their old character and still be sustainable? They've been there a while which makes them pretty sustainable already?
CBC and Neds Metro will have a consultant conducting an environmental assessment this Fall on the current lines and surrounding areas. At the same time Metro will be completing safety assessments of all structures and features and mapping all braids and lines. Metro will be coordinating a walk through with NSMBA in October/November to gather input.