Awesome work up there!
The new loop up top, while fairly short, is built with bikes in mind and is a lot of fun to ride. It's got some tech-climbing and some nice, flowy descending. Hide'N'Seek is as fun as ever and I noticed some of the repaired areas are armored up with some gravel. Not great now, but should get better as it gets ridden and beds in. The new bridge is a NICE addition. It's got a nice lead-in that will hold up well to the winter weather.
-The release of the map and the building of the kiosk at the upper TH (which includes said map) makes me wonder if this map represents the extent of trails being built out there.
-Why isn't the jump line shown on the map? The work they did included re-routing the lead-in to the jump line that comes down from the power lines. These things make me a little nervous there may be plans to decommisioned the jump line at some point.
All in all, great work up there! It's an awesome example of what can be accomplished by, and for, our community.
I think I saw your rig heading out on 26 when I was just showing up to ride around 11:30a yesterday?
Although, it was pretty damn hot later in the day, it was a great time up there with Santa Cruz demo fleet having most of all their bikes there for folks to use and River City Cycles for providing some good snacks and drinks to nibble on under the tent. It was nice, cause I think a total of only 30 people showed up all day to demo a bike, according to the demo crew, and I was able to test ride a Nomad Carbon up there on all the trails, followed by a second run on my bike after a nice break of course.
Don't know the total outcome of the jump lines up there (TNT and Little Monkey), but heard they were alright to stay and cleared by Clackamas County, especially since removing the previous ladders. The lines may not be on the map, cause they weren't part of the original plan, but I forsee a forever changing/updated map up there, like the trail, "Communication Breakdown" change to the "338" with the addition of the Advanced mini-loop with tables and rocks instead of the original 8-mile trail loop (Communication Breakdown). Tom Toowacky may know what the actual scoop and fate of those lines are though?
Lots of love and hard work has gone into that place and is a great win and resource for the mtb community, we just need more of this around these parts.