FATS Trail Conditions 2013 Mar 13, 2013 20:20:47 GMT -5
Post by azdrawdy on Mar 13, 2013 20:20:47 GMT -5
It is my personal opinion that the folks doing the volunteering like it this way. Or they would't do it this way.
Other areas of the country have trails as popular if not more poular than FATS. But the locals there take a different approach. I think this is an example of such efforts. sorbacsra.proboards.com/thread/3409/signs
FATS is a product of the local riding community. And the local community is lead by those who show up. And the ones showing up have chain saws and the right to use them.
Unless a different set of volunteers "show up" without chain saws and with educational signs, it won't change. And it shouldn't change.
This is a lead, follow or get out of the way scenario.
FATS was not built to be a technical trail. It has never been a technical trail. It was machine-built, with a wide corridor. The local non-paid individuals that put 40-120 hours a year keep this place viable. It was not built as a sustainable trail from month one. If it were not for HUNDREDS of volunteer hours, this place would not be desirable. A few downed trees do not make a challenging, technical trail. The opportunity was missed to build true trail features as part of the original design.