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    PMP Trail Sabotage

    Someone been sabotaging and blocking off a short section of trail on the east side of PMP southwest of the intersection of Tr 100 and Tr 8 (south of the 40th St Trailhead). The trail is highlighted in yellow in the map below. It is a short section off of the more used trails and is a great ending coming off of Sassy's Trail and is fun to ride. Yesterday was the third time I have clear up this persons mess on this trail over the last couple of months. Have reported the trail blockage to the City Parks forks, but have not heard back yet and what their plan of action would be. For now I think for those who frequently ride PMP, go over and ride this trail, and if you come across rock blocking the trail, move them off. If we keep clearing trail often, this person will hopefully give up.

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    Wonder whether it's sabotage or some misguided do gooder trying to "help" the trail? One or two of the pics almost looks like rocks being placed like water bars. Either way, this shouldn't be happening. Hope your efforts aid in getting it stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman View Post
    Wonder whether it's sabotage or some misguided do gooder trying to "help" the trail? One or two of the pics almost looks like rocks being placed like water bars. Either way, this shouldn't be happening. Hope your efforts aid in getting it stopped.

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    Both intentions are worthy, so the people with more persistence will eventually win. In Sedona we have some eco nuts who routinually block a rideable line. We just ride around or over the obstacle and and thank the person creating additional technical features or a fun new route. It's all good and we wish the eco nuts good luck in their efforts.

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    I'm sure this was caused by the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman View Post
    Wonder whether it's sabotage or some misguided do gooder trying to "help" the trail?

    Bob
    Seriously?

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    Yeah seriously!

    This is my home trail and I've been watching it for the past couple months. If it's sabotage, then it's a pretty crappy job. The problem I have is that it tends to widen the trail because people go around the "sabotage."

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    It looks like it could also be water diversion to slow down and divert water off the trail
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    When I rode past that spot last night ~9pm, there was a guy standing just off the trail, motionless, facing away from me as I rode past. Perhaps he had just stepped off my trail until I passed (surrendering the trail: something I wish all "I like to hike at night with no lights" folks would do). I think he was at that very spot (not sure - been through there 100+ times, but I have ZERO sense of direction). I've seen him before in that area after dark. In his 50s, 6' tall, white, medium build, harmless looking.
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