Official Cooler Inspector
M-U-M said:... looked like some kid got a really, really cool sharp knife for his birthday and walked the neighborhood hiking paths cutting down random healthy saplings at waist height.
Well, maybe THAT is the experiment.bmateo said:Thats right, just kill 'em before those evil bikers can wear them out by over-admiration
I'm sure the experimental forest is much better off now that they saplings have been haphazardly cut...
Probably right. That raises an interesting paradox.litespeedchick said:You forgot number 5: spite.
I'm convinced this is all done to show us that we shouldn't have made such a stink over their precious road-building/trail-destroying plans.
In looking more carefully at the offical online map of Bent Creek, I may have been wrong in saying that all WNC Best Rides trails are legal. The 1/10 of a mile part of the Hardtimes Connector north of the paved road is not on the new map. This small section connects the Hardtimes Connector trail with the Deer Lake Lodge trail. Is that small section closed?Mike Brown said:If it's not on that map, it's closed-
Yep, that's the trail I was asking about. So it is closed. Like you said, it is a small little section of trail, but it kept mountain bikers from having to ride the road up to the Rice Pinnacle parking lot. It is listed as part of, "The Top" in the best rides section on the http://www.mtbikewnc.com web site. I have emailed the web master for the site. Hopefully, he will update the loop information.M-U-M said:The little connector that goes to the bridge below Rice Pinnacle parking lot was a mess. Several healthy small trees were sliced and dropped.