trail graffiti?? that's just a really bad arguement, plain and simple. there is already neon yellow trail marking posts at most of the intersections, so placing a small sticker with trail names under the arrows isn't going make a bit of difference. talking about buzz kills, your gripe is just plain whiney. there is nothing worse than getting lost in the woods when your are on a schedule and can't afford to be gone all day. not all of us are in our teens/early twenties with no type of responsibilty to attend to. and not everyone who rides the trails are locals either, so we don't all get to ride these places enough to know them by heart. you're being selfish. being in the woods and escaping reality for a while is fun and all, but safety always trumps fun, or at least it should.ganginwood said:please don't.
my .02 on this is to eliminate all signs and or paint/markers all together.
i understand the argument that they help with the nav, but there is no bigger buzz kill then being in the woods and seeing paint, signs, or any other man made material. it sucks.
mt top is a good example of this. as far as "commercial trails" go, they are they offer the best network around. no one complains about trail names/direction. everyone knows the names and where they go, yet there are no signs around.
if this was your first time riding up there, maybe take a few laps and expect some delays before requesting trail graffiti. figuring out where you're at is half the fun,
you hit my profile right on the nose. but yes....there are plenty of places around that you won't find manmade "stuff". you just have to look harder than mtbr. you;ll need a guide not an arrow.unclekittykiller said:not all of us are in our teens/early twenties with no type of responsibilty to attend to.
and not everyone who rides the trails are locals either,
btw i seem to remember seeing huge powerlines overhead of the access roads that connect some of the trails. do you suggest ripping them down so you don't have to look at them?
please, this is the 21st century, man made stuff is everywhere. you can't escape it, so deal with it.
well, thanks for that. like i said earlier, the stabilizer mechanism broke when the camera came loose and fell off my handlebars. thats why it looks a little shakey. hopefully i'll have it fixed before i head back up that way so i can make Part 2.ganginwood said:i did however like the video that you made.
You remember every detail.....here is a few shots of the trail work....for the record.....Brian and Mike were the brains behind that creek crossing.....the rest of us just provided some muscle..LarryFahn said:Cool! Nice vid BTW. If you guys see any problems up there as far as the trails go, let me know. I haven't been up in the last month since I've been over Prompton for a couple weeks and taking a break from the work.
Are trails are in the September issue of Backpacker magazine I was told. Be aware! More hikers will be around now. We're trying to work with The Nature Conservancy. So please obey the signs. There's only 3 small loops that are for hiking only. Let's keep on TNC's good side. More good things will come!
At 1:31 you can cut a sharp right and avoid "The Gap" It's a 2 foot gap between the rocks that people liked clearing. Hence the reference as the trail is still Stonehenge. Jeffs vid shows Brent trying it. How was the Roman Road just after 'The Gap'?
That particular trail is Stonehenge. The big rocks in the beginning reminded Gene Katapski of Stonehenge. We kept referencing to it as we were building the trails, so the name stuck.
The segment after that is Conglomerate.
Around 3:30 there's a split. If you go to the Left it's the continuum of the Conglomerate loop. By going straight it's the intro of Stonehenge which will take you out to The View Loop. PS. JeffSkisMontanna and Dave made that creek crossing at 3:38!
4:18 is High Voltage. This name comes from a section of trail out by a fireplace (5:29 if you look to the Left.) that someone made. You can see the windmills in Waymart to the North, Berwick Nuclear Power plant to the South and you're only 100 yds from the power lines. High Voltage.
7:30 is Gene's trail as you're coming out by the lower gate.
Nice! hopefully they're written in permanent marker :thumbsup:tanner44 said:I rode MMC yesterday and someone must have read this post because there are trail names on the yellow markers. It is written small but it's there if you look.