Saturday, September 17, 2011

Work Together

The Underdown Horse Club recently opened a difficult trail for themselves near White Lightning (Trail I) and a trail they call the Moonshine Trail near the homestead (Trail J). With my cooperation they pulled up signs and moved the Moonshine Trail to a new route off of the bike trail. I actually helped build horse trail today, but it is a lot easier that re-building bike trail and I felt that both groups should have a chance to pass the historic Underdown homestead.

99% of horse riders respect the bike trails and are embarrassed when a horse does damage to a bike trail. I am equally embarrassed when bikers don't use their heads. Because both user groups have separate trail systems so it is rare that you will see a horse out in the woods, but make sure that you slow way down and greet them when you see a horse on a road. I don't want to hear any more about bikers blowing by little girls on ponies in the parking lot.

On October 8th we'll still be cleaning and berming on Oktoberfest starting at Underdown Lake in the morning whenever you can get there, but on October 9th there will be work to do by the homestead. On that morning you will have the opportunity to extend the Homestead Trail another hundred yards or so to a safer exit, plus we'll be doing erosion prevention between White Lightning and the Homestead.

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