bh357 wrote:Josh, Luke, Brandon, and others interested:
It definately sounds like the interest and motivation is there, we just need to get organized and get this rolling. Although I may kick myself later, I'll offer to spearhead this. One caveat, I'm very new to the advocacy and trailbuilding side of things, so I'll have a lot to learn as we go.
What type of setup do others have in mind? Open up (officially) the current trails to bikes, thereby making them shared? Add a separate mountain bike trail? My thoughts are for a separate bike trail. Although I've only been to the Hogbacks once (hiking), I did see a number of equestrians, and evidence that the trails are used frequently by equestrians. If the equestrian presence is really strong there, I think a separate trail would be an easier sell (reduced conflicts, equestrians won't feel as if we're taking "their" trail).
I fully agree that there is some great terrain there .
Brad- if you want to shoot me a PM with your email - I can hook all you guys up on the side to get this rolling. We do need to loop in JAJ. I know he's out on the Board - but email will probably be faster all around.