soft surfaced trail with snow

Trail Condition Blog

Why are trail conditions important?
Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground, and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.

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Mar 30

Ridgeline Open Space

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM by Lisa Sorbo

Trail is spinning great. No need to clean the bike after this afternoon.-Vance Nixon 1 pm.

Comments

Rob Davis
March 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM
I didn't think the conditions could get any better than they were on Monday. I was wrong. No significant rain fell this afternoon. Get out there and get some before the next storm rolls in tomorrow afternoon.

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