Michigan Mountain Biking Association
cmkovick wrote:Have you tried reaching out to the Trail Coordinator listed on the trail guide page for HH?
JonathanGennick wrote:Thanks. I had a good talk with someone named Jake earlier today.
Benching is something I'm apprehensive about. There are segments of trail we need to bench. That means removing the vegetation and exposing the sand. Of course, just riding will eventually expose the sand.
Drainage is great though. You're certainly right about that.
Nelg wrote:JonathanGennick wrote:Do you have any top soil at all to work with?
JonathanGennick wrote:Nelg wrote:JonathanGennick wrote:Do you have any top soil at all to work with?
Thin, thin, so very thin. Were we are building reminds me very much of the terrain around Grayling. Just sneeze at the ground and you've got a sand pit. If I had to guess without going back up to measure, I'd say at most that we have an inch or two of duff and sandy soil, and then it's sand all the way down.
I have a few photos over on mtbr.com in the trail building forum. I'll see about posting some here during lunch.
Nelg wrote:Bench cutting is pretty much out of the question and all your hill climbs will need to be long and very gradual.
JonathanGennick wrote:Nelg wrote:Bench cutting is pretty much out of the question and all your hill climbs will need to be long and very gradual.
How do you handle trail that is routed across steep side slopes? Do you just ride it on a tilt?
What about humpy ground? There's a good bit that we have raked that we can ride as-is. But there are some bad humps in places that need to be knocked down and smoothed over. Any issues there?
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