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    mtnjam
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    Polecat Gulch trailwork?

    anyone have any info about the supposed trailwork for Polecat Gulch. I had heard it was going to be scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 30th but I haven't heard or seen anything posted about it.

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    here's the word on Polecat Gulch if anyone is interested...

    [QUOTE]Thank you for your input and interest in helping on the trails.
    You are correct in that the Polecat trail project has been put on hold
    until the necessary land exchange goes through. It has stalled in the
    Senate, but should happen sometime this winter. We will likely
    re-schedule another volunteer day to help with the construction of the
    trails next spring or early summer.

    As the total distance for trail construction at Polecat is close to 7
    miles (some of which is existing), we are planning to rough the trail in
    with a small trail excavator, and finish it by hand. While I agree that
    fine trails are built entirely by hand (I ran a 10 person trail crew
    that built trails by hand for many summers), trails can also be built
    very well with a combination of machine and hand, and construction is
    far more efficient - especially on sidehills such as those found in the
    Polecat area. I am confident that the completed trails in Polecat will
    be enjoyable to ride and walk, and will be more sustainable than if they
    were built entirely by hand.dg

    David Gordon
    Ridge to Rivers Trails Coordinator
    Boise Parks and Recreation Department

    3188 Sunset Peak Road
    Boise, ID 83706
    (208) 514-3756
    [email protected][/ QUOTE]

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    So what's the deal right now? Does "some of which is existing (trails)" mean that there are trails there and we can ride them, even though there hasn't been a "grand opening"? I've been up to the end of the road once last spring and there was a gate and private property sign so I didn't venture up (besides, it was raining).

    I really like to add Polecat to my CX circuits that include the nice (but limited) trails at Seaman's Gulch, Hidden Springs and above the Veteran's cementary at Dry Creek - all connected by pavement.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    As the total distance for trail construction at Polecat is close to 7
    miles (some of which is existing), we are planning to rough the trail in
    with a small trail excavator, and finish it by hand. While I agree that
    fine trails are built entirely by hand (I ran a 10 person trail crew
    that built trails by hand for many summers), trails can also be built
    very well with a combination of machine and hand, and construction is
    far more efficient - especially on sidehills such as those found in the
    Polecat area. I am confident that the completed trails in Polecat will
    be enjoyable to ride and walk, and will be more sustainable than if they
    were built entirely by hand.dg


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