Starting August 16th, 2021 and potentially lasting until October 2021, there will be a selective harvest of trees across a parcel of private land our trails cross:
Until further notice the following trails must be closed:
The Quarry Trail
Potentially Island Run and Border Run will remain open however this depends on a few things.
First and foremost follow the signage you find in the forest.
This harvest means that essentially you cannot travel south from Currie tract excepting Island Run. All the previously mentioned trails will cross the private logging area where there are definite hazards and your presence creates problems and concern for the safety of the operation. Please adjust your rides and hikes accordingly.
Everybody’s co-operation with signage and their understanding that this is private land will help to keep the trails open.
Please don’t use the trails when they’re soft and muddy. Their soil is exceptionally venerable during the freeze/thaw periods to displacement. Soil displacement is when soil gets pushed off the trail or excavated (ruts). That displacement permits water to ponding right on the trail and triggers further erosion.
If you come across a muddy section consider the slogan: Mud on heels or wheels, turn around. And if you think you can “cheat” conditions by riding or walking into the forest consider that you’re only making the problem worse as you trample the vegetation and widen the trail. Riding and walking on the edge of a muddy area tends to just make that muddy area wider (and harder to fix) better to step into the mud and take your licks for poor choices – The best option is to avoid muddy trails in the first place!
There are only a few weeks of the year where soil damage is a big problem for us and apparently we’re heading into them.