Most of you probably know of the perpetually wet, muddy area near the fishing dock trail head. COE has agreed to a reroute as a permanent solution. The project is being organized by an Eagle Scout candidate and will include restoration of the existing chewed up section. The proposed reroute has been flagged. The wetness caused by a Columbia County water discharge pipe will likely be resolved with an underground pipe. However, the county will conduct periodic flushes from a fire hydrant that will cause problems from time to time.
I'm acting as an adviser along with COE and at the most will provide some hand tools from our tool trailer and some supervision.
BSA red tape will be the long pole in the tent in completing this project so please have patience.
The COE has re-routed the pipe (that was discharging the water 24/7 and creating the major muddy spot) underground to a point where the outflow channels nicely into a natural drainage into the lake. However, the scout project to adjust the trail is still on for 4/23. The periodic flushing of a hydrant by the road will still cause problems with the old trail line.
re-route thou needed made me sad. Loved the fast switch back when dry. I was half way through going cw before I realized I was on the re-route. Since it is rack-n-ride it will be a little mushy when wet but over time I believe it will be fine.
Still think that Lake Springs Loop is the best part of riding Bartram.
"The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator" -Louis Pasteur
new re-route is riding good. Going ccw I did not notice I was on it 'til I was almost thru it.
Love-Hate on that one. The reroute is a quality one, but it took a few yards and a little character out of it. Necessary evil though. Love the Lake Springs Loop...especially with the boat ramp directly across the water from it at one point...and not down the cove...