Fall trail cleanup

Walt Hougas
Trail Steward - Blue Mound SP
Moderator
To Be A Man...

October 31, 2017, 09:29 PM

The short mound loop and Holy Schist are cleared of leaves as of 13Oct2017.

Thanks to Luke and Chris for their help! Every hour that some kind soul donates to trail maintenance is another hour I can devote to more difficult problems.

I need to get out and cut deadfall, there are trees down on Home Stretch and Over Lode.

There is some new and improved rock armor on crossings in Gneiss and Smooth. (We figured out where the name came from. That trail would be nice if it was smooth.)

As you may have heard, Karl Heil and Ken Wade won their lawsuit against the DNR and the Master Plan Amendment that would allow snowmobiles into Blue Mound. So that's "No" to snowmobiles, at least for now. The DNR has not released any information regarding their response. We don't know if they plan to appeal or rework the Amendment to comply with the judge's findings. Or some other action. We want guidance so we can start planning for the 2018 season. So far, it's just crickets. Maybe more budget cuts will get them working faster? Or not?

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