I was there today as well between 12 and 3. I've never seen so many people on the trail at the same time. By the time I left there were ~10-12 cars parked at the bottom. Unfortunately I am out of town on the 10th or I would be there. I really appreciate this trail and love that it is so much fun. I would hate to see it shut down.taffy15 said:To All my riding friends and neighbors you need to make this trail day. Usage of this little gem has gone ballistic, not only because it happens to be the funnest trail around but due to the closure of Tunnels there is one less place to ride. And a good place at that. So the numbers of riders is up way up. It will probably stay up so a very serious push to expand the trail network is needed. CNLM manages this hill and the one south of us too. I have written the parties at CNLM advising them of the events and that we need to expand our trail opportunities by enhancing the connectivity between open spaces.
One issue that is going to rear it's head is the parking situation. It has reached epic proportions and the local residents are holding their breath but for how long. Today I saw some guy just run up to a residence and start using their hose. If you were a woman home alone with kids, and that house has kids, and some stranger is outside helping himself to your hose what would you think??
So as innocent as it was it is that sort of thing that will soon have us out of there. We need a non-residential staging area. And there is one!!! It is over by the abandoned dump. The big problem is the only way back to the trails is by way of that ugly ugly fireroad. The fireroad is so hideous and qualifies as the most dangerous downhill around. BUT if there were a singletrack it would be a no brainer to set up over there ride up the hill then on the west side do one trail down and the other up creating a big loop. Plus being over on that side we could tie in the trail going up the hill to the south and if you had the time you could ride to Elfin and back.
This idea needs to discussed at the end of the trail day. We need to do this because this little gem will get loved to death, it is being loved to death. So lets ante up some of our time and for a couple of hours show your love. How convenient to have this trail in our backyard ! Help keep this really fun and healthy trail up to it's potential and help show the land managers we are stewards as well as riders.
Again Trail Day is 1/10/09 8:00am at Corte Romero and Camino Junipero. Shwag and burritos await.
I'm all in favor of creating a ST on the North side of the hill. i work in the valley over there so when i get out at lunch I have to take the road up to the South side trailhead(s). I do occasionally climb the fireroad for variety but it's definately not high on the fun list. having a ST on the North side would provide much more variety and the ability to create different loops or options in a pretty small space without a whole lot of doubling back.taffy15 said:he big problem is the only way back to the trails is by way of that ugly ugly fireroad. The fireroad is so hideous and qualifies as the most dangerous downhill around. BUT if there were a singletrack it would be a no brainer to set up over there ride up the hill then on the west side do one trail down and the other up creating a big loop.
Next time I'm in your neighborhood, I'm just going to hang out in your backyard for a bit and use your BBQ. is it okay if I invite some friends over too? we won't bother you too much.calaverafreeriders said:oh and why are you crying about someone getting water from a hose...get a job or something
I'm sure he'll be totally cool with it. But he's requested that while you BBQ, leave both your truck doors open with your gear littering the road while pumping Tool/Rage/Slipknot as loud as the speakers can handle.Yeti_Rider said:Next time I'm in your neighborhood, I'm just going to hang out in your backyard for a bit and use your BBQ. is it okay if I invite some friends over too? we won't bother you too much.