ACMU had a good meeting with Forest Service personnel on Thursday, June 16. Attending the meeting were Forest Service representatives Gunflint District Ranger Nancy Larson, Jon Benson and Cathy Quinn.
There has a been a turn over in Forest Service personnel. Jon Benson is now in Suzanne Cable’s position. Cathy Quinn will be working with us on the South Fowl/Tilbury trail with Jon’s input.
They have been out to look at the trail–especially the sidehills that make the trail so difficult. It has been decided the best course of action is to blast to break up the rocks and level the sidehills, reducing them from a 20% grade to a 10% grade. The Forest Service is consulting with an expert from Colorado who has built trails for the Forest Service in Colorado.
However, there are still downed trees and brush from last winter and this spring. We need people to get up there and clear before the blasting is done. If you have he time please go in and enjoy the trail and move some brush.
Thank you to everyone who has worked on the trail — every stick and rock moved is greatly appreciated!
We hope the process of blasting will finally produce a usable trail for all riders of all levels.
Thank you from ACMU!