South Mountain Emmaus Trailbuilding Session Monday 3/24 11AM-2PM
Howdy. Its time to get a crew over to South Mountain Emmaus now that the weather is warmer. You can really see why this trail is needed because the other routes up to the top have the most water run off on them.
Work to be done includes bench cutting, clay moving and filling, and some minor rock work on the new Cistern replacement trail.
Meet up at the Alpine st trailhead. If you are late head in and go to the left. We'll be up on the ridge near the huge rocks.
We have tools but it would help if you bring your own. We can use spade shovels, pick mattocks and maybe a rake and bucket or two.Its possible we could use a chain saw.
There is other trailwork scheduled for Sals on the previous Saturday. Hopefully, the Sals crew will show for Sals and the Emmaus crew will turn out for this event!This is the time of year to work on the trails so lets get it done while we can.All of our work is really going to turn around the SME trail system and make it more fun to ride and 2x as long.
Hope to see you there. You can also inquire about this session at SMC in Emmaus.
Can I get some more info as to where this place is? A group that I ride with has a "South Mountain" ride coming up that I've never been to, but they show it being more in Bethlehem, right near Lehigh University.
I take it this isn't the same place you're referring to?
SME is on the same mountain but about 5 miles from the place you are talking about.
Originally Posted by Guitarswheelies
Oh, I see.
Do you know if it's pretty similar type riding? Is one area better then the other?
they areboth pretty rugged
the one spot has some private property so you not going to get a lot of public discussion on it.
The Emmaus site is open for riding. Its pretty much rugged xc or trail riding. There is easy stuff on the flats at the bottom, and the climbs up the mountain are pretty rugged. The trails on the mountain are pretty rocky and can be steep.Lots of fun but you better be in shape. None of the trails are marked at either of these spots so you better have a map or ride with someone that knows the trails.
The Salisbury trail system is near these places. It is public and now has 10 miles of winding singletrack.