Speaking of downed trees in the Orchard loop, would it be possible to re-route the trail around to the left side of the GIGANTIC, dead, rotted stump with the equally gigantic remainder of the tree that's broken off at 90-degrees, so that we don't have to ride under that rotten, precarious tree? Routing around to the left side would only require using a chainsaw to clear the log that is at about chest level around the left side of that stump, and clearing some ground clutter.
That, or at the next trail day (which I will attend if it's not a work-day) we could get 4 guys and 50 feet of rope to pull the tree off of the stump and it can then be cut up.
<> Chris <>
I live in Holly & ride my '02 FSR 26'er at Holdridge.