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    Another Green Mountain post

    only because my previous post has now gone in a completely different direction.....

    I am a big fan of the improvements and changes at Green Mtn, as I stated previously, it has been over 2 years since I rode there, and it is a completely different place to ride.

    Grn Mtn used to be exclusively an early season/late season destination for me, as it is normally clear when other, higher trails have too much snow or mud, kind of like the lowest common denominator of trails, at least it was dirt beneath the wheels.

    For 8 year I rode Grn Mtn, thinking that it was a neglected recreation area, the trails were unmarked, many seem to have one time been created by motorcycles or jeeps even, trails seem to meander, with little concern for sustainability, from either a trail or an environment perspective. It did provide some terrifying downhills and some grinding climbs as several trails went straight down the face of some of the steeper hills, like the old Rooney Valley route, always made the Grn Mtn experience a bit different.

    In my opinion, Grn Mtn now has a trail system that is comparable to other trail networks in the front range, making it a viable destination any time of the year, other than the fact that it can get as hot as the surface of the sun there in July.

    I am sure that some of the improvements and new trail routes have failed to keep the gravity crowd happy, but being entrenched as a XC rider, I am a big fan.

    So, thanks to the people or organization(s) that are behind the new trail designs, the signage and the environmental protections steps in place, it has made Grn Mtn a great trail system.
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    Come join in the fun on June 2
    National Trails Day
    This will be a volunteer trail project at William Frederick Hayden Park at Green Mountain in partnership with REI and the Colorado Mountain Bike Association.
    Event details and registration information will be posted soon.
    Trailwrecker at large

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    Great feedback.
    I will forward it to Erik Nilsen, the Adopt-a-Trail leader, and "Natural Resource Specialist" for the City of Lakewood.
    I still look at GM as a early season late season alternative, but it is definitely better than it used to be.
    And should continue to be even better yet.

    Good time to put a plug in for Adopt-a-Trail.
    You, your family, or a group can adopt a 1/2 mile segment of trail and maintain it to help out. A good way to give back!
    They have training, work days, and make it fun.
    Go here for more info, or to sign up:
    City of Lakewood Adopt-a-Trail Program
    You can join at any time, and they usually get things started about now for the year.

    Another plug is for National Trails Day.
    REI, City of Lakewood and COMBA have been doing stuff on Green Mountain for quite a few years for NTD.
    They built the new Rooney Valley trail, and many other things.
    Looks like it is on June 2nd this year.
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    not actually bad :)
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    Moar lulz plz.
    Lubes is too fast for me.
    He must not have ridden hard enough last night.
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    Are they planning on making the "outside loop" complete all the way around?? I'm a lazy forum lurker, but GM is my back yard, so I'd be willing to help - thanks for the COMBA link.

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    I never ride hard, I'm soft like Snuggles.
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    would they ever connect Green Mountain with Apex parking lot?

    Seems like that could be pretty easy to do with a trail.

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    You can kinda do that now, you cross at rooney lot and go up zorro to the DRH, then ride it North, cross over to MW, or go north again to Apex.

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