Rake them off, biggest problem is they can be as slippery as ice.jennasdad said:Single track is covered with leaves. Told it was best to leave them on trail and let riders "mulch" them into trial over the winter. Now spring is here. Are these leaves holding water or protecting trail? Leave um or rake um off? Thanks.
IMBA recommends covering the displaced soil from new trail construction with leaves. That's the soil which is moved below the trail tread after it is excavated. Covering the tread isn't in the book or taught in the class.Vecsus said:I went to my first trail maintenance day yesterday. We were cutting brand new trail. After we finished the guy leading the group had us sprinkle (not cover) the new trail with leaves. The intent was to help protect the trail against rain hitting the bare dirt directly. Several of the regular workers had attended at least one IMBA trail building course so I'm sure there is sound logic behind the concept.