I've been busy building trails in El Dorado Hills. There's a lot of potential, climbs, rock gardens, etc. I'm mostly repurposing game trails and juvenile delinquent hangouts. I'm taking off this Friday to do some more building and riding. If you are interested, send me a PM.
I'm not the one who built the new technical section on the three bridges trail, but I'm glad it was added. By the way, that technical section is very similar to the type of trail I'm putting in. It's rocky, technical, and slow moving. Since the area only has a couple of miles of territory, this type of trail is perfect. However, there are some big hucks off of rocks I put in as well. One of them is a solid 4 footer. I won't state the actual location, since this is a public forum, but it's been mentioned. Regardless, it will never be commercialy developed due to the logistics and terrain difficulties. In addition, no one has been riding one whole side available since it's overgrown and no chainring marks are in any of the bigger logs. Someone on a minibike has been establishing some trails on one side, but they generally suck and stopped once the going gets rough. Also, since the ground is moist, establishing new trail is a cinch. Pruning rees has been the most time consuming, but even this is easy. With a little forethought, this could be a really cool tight technical singletrack diversion.
Mephasto, I will be around at lunch. Send me a pm.
Empty, I would be up for some more building tomorrow. Let me know a time...
By the way, in the photos Mephisto posted, check out the nice poison oak shrub in the foreground. I think it's one of the reasons no one has spent much time there. Needless to say, I've been making use of technu after each outing. We tore out an assload of that nasty stuff today.
Last edited by Overhillthruthewoods; 01-18-2013 at 07:22 PM.
Reason: Adding info
Between a few people, we put in about 20 man hours of trail building over the last couple of days.
Empty put in a cool steep section by himself. It has a large 20 ft chunk of rock that looks like a line can be done down it. The pictures don't do it justice. It's about a 60 degree slope with a one foot gap of rock in the face. I looked at it for a solid 5 minutes, before deciding that being solo and helmet less was a bigger issue than feeding my ego. Even the regular line Empty built is still challenging. By the way Empty, the end of the section you built is the exact place where we were starting to build the lower traversing tier. The first two pictures are Empty's addition. The others are just various areas we have been working on.
I will be out there this week after work. If anyone wants to join in, let me know.
looks great! I'm going to head over there tomorrow to see this in person. As for my project, the trail is about 90% done, just needs a bit of smoothing out and riding on before it will be finished. However, I'm headed back to Chico this week for school and wont be able to put the finishing touches on it.