HAFTA volunteers spent their Saturday morning fixing up trails affected by part one of a recent tree-harvest in this tract. Said trails are mostly restored & the boardwalk is reinstalled – Dry feet even during the January thaw this winter.
Many thanks to those who donated their time to keep trails amazing. 🙂
Last week we put up temporary signage for the winter loop!
The winter loop is designed to channel users so that they quickly pack down a route after a snow-storm instead of scattering their efforts randomly over the trail network. It also assists the navigation of people who only ride our forest during the winter. This year’s loop is a bit longer and optionally connects to The Den so experienced riders can increase the technical challenge and enjoy that super fun trail.
Be aware that hazards exist on this trail and you ride it at your own risk. We make NO guarantees about safety of conditions or completion of signage! Currently the loop traverses an active logging area, signs might go missing and there is going to be ice.
Friends of the AF, equipment is currently arriving to begin the softwood/conifer harvest. The harvesting operation will either begin by the end of this week (week of Nov 12th) or during the following (week of Nov 19th). Once the harvest is started near I Will Allow It it should last approximately two weeks and finish near The Pines.
The single-track trails we maintain have or are being flagged for the machine operators to keep clear of major debris. Please don’t alter that flagging. We also don’t want to suggest that because they’re flagged you will be safe to use those trails as “normal” during the harvest – Only that consideration is being given by Halton Region (and their contractor) to minimize impacts.