Posted by: earleb
I didn't say it was as easy as scratching in the average fall line skidder. It would be a boat load more work to build a sustainable trail that recreates the "experience" of the DarkSide. But until someone cracks that nut expect the status quo to continue.
Off the top of my head I'd say Full Pull does a good job of mixing steep with sustainability. It certainly wasn't a quick project, LOTS of scouting, and several seasons of building by experienced builders. Could it handle full Seymour shuttle traffic?
Blackcomb trails are steep, gnarly and have had EWS races on them but somehow they last. Some of DS trails have been around for over 15 and 20 years with lots of traffic and are in good shape. Land Managers here just want to build golden dirt trails.... why the rogue building continues.