Someone has taken it upon themselves to cut off dozens and dozens of branches along Severed. I understand that under the weight of snow or even rain, some branches are too low and are probably best removed. What I don't understand is the removal of any branch lower than 8ft even if they're growing away from the trail. Please please stop this. As the trail builder for Severed I've tried to keep as much tree cover as possible to help control the speed of the bikers, while removing a few branches to give safer sight lines for hikers (Severed is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area and was so long before bikes started using it).
I did catch a guy (Jeff?) in the act one day and tried to explain that wide open trails with long site lines encourage more speed for bikes meaning more danger for hikers. I don't know how much he is responsible for. I don't know about you, but I like to ride singletrack. Not highways.
Please, please stop this.
Sustainable will be around forever.