I encourage everyone to provide input on the NSMBA's Strategic Plan. Looks like this will be thru Jan & Feb? https://nsmba.ca/strategic-plan-development/
The strategic plan itself seems well thought out, and likely to drive growth and sustainability in the NSMBA. My concern is more about the NSMBA's long-term priorities, and specifically what new trails are brought into life, and what trails are taken away from us.
Does anyone else have concerns about the gradual loss of the old-school character trails on Fromme? Since the heights of old-school we've lost: Pink Starfish, Upper & Lower Bitches Brew, Executioner, old-school Lower Digger, and old-school Expresso. We see flagging around Upper Digger and it's hard not to assume that's next, as there is a need for something easier to connect from the BP to new-school Lower Digger.
With the rotation of volunteer board members (I know, each making the best decisions they could at the time), my concern is that resources will continue to be directed essentially entirely into green and blue trails. This will only increase the divide between the legitimate and rogue networks. It just seems self-defeating to not be investing in challenging trails and keeping the ones we already have. What happens when all the new people who are brought into the sport by the vastly improved green/blue network want to seek out more challenging experiences?
If you agree, please tell the NSMBA that you think they should commit to keep ALL existing old school trails on Fromme and Seymour, including Upper Digger. No more trail loss.