Echoing @BlurredLines– everything is mint today from the Cricket tree up to 6-Play. Managed to trim back some overgrowth at the far end of 6-Play (Floating on a Vine?).
At the north end of Boo, the paved trail is closed between the 2 bridges for some re-paving (expected to take a couple of days according to the workers). When exiting from the…[Read more]
@repack wrote: “There is what looks to be another part of the same tree down in that spot at the entrance to Beaver Flat/catalyst. It is about 6″ and standing up and planted firmly in the ground like a small tree trunk. I couldn’t tell if it was a practical joke or for real. A smaller 4″ log over on climbax just metres from the start of the main…[Read more]
Walked Kitchen Sink near Eglinton to scout out best way around the construction. Cleared out the old Eglinton Ravine trail (see Trailforks for location) as best I could with my meagre hand implements. It should be the best way to get around the construction. Trail should be rideable in sections. Passes through two homeless camps, although the…[Read more]
Add that to:
WG: <30 cm ash across trail at highest point
SHT: <30 cm ash across wee boulder drop feature near S end
Hubble’s Return: <30 cm maple on the climb out
Rehab: one small tree crown just poking across flat rim section near Bayview
Roller Flowster: 70 cm shattered trunk bridging the trail in one of the first small g-outs p…[Read more]
Good riding in there today. Flats, Ridge, south part of Catalyst, south part of Beaver Flats, Boo and Bunny were mostly dry with a few wet/muddy spots in the usual low lying areas. Met a rider who said that Roller Flowster was dry. Oh, and the exit of Foreplay is now wide open.
Removed the overhead tree near the start of PA. Someone had already removed the tree at the start of BOT. Headed east and cleaned up Fruitloop and Boomerang so these are now clear. Noticed that the city has removed all the downed trees from the washout on Razor’s Edge. They have put up black fencing to block access on the trail while they…[Read more]
Continuing with trail clearing, I did a 5 hour walk in the west Don. Starting from Catalyst, the following trails are clear:
Catalyst, Rim Job, Beaver Flats, Climbmax (although I didn’t do the additional loop starting at the Celestica circle), Swamp, Woods Gundy, SHT, Asylum, G-Spot and Rehab. There are issues on the following:
PA: just the…[Read more]
Walked today on Catalyst, Rim Job, PA (down to where the short lived “Trump Jump” was) and then back south along Beaver Flats. Lots of small limbs down and were removed. The trails are clear now although there is a low hanging tree near the start of PA which is rideable if you remember to duck. Small washout on Beaver Flats but you can get…[Read more]
Walked the trails around Burke Brook this am. Lots of evidence that trail fairies have been present. Things look a lot better than they did on Thursday:
Asylum, G-Spot, Rehab are all clear albeit with lots of tire and boot ruts. People just won’t stay off when it is muddy.
Roller Flowster: Although trees are down in three areas, there Is…[Read more]
On foot this morning checking out the wind damage from yesterday and cleaning up downed limbs where possible:
Catalyst: all clear
Beaver Flats (south of Sky Pilot): all clear
Woods Gundy: all clear
Smith’s Edge/Roller Flowster: disaster. Several very large trees down blocking the trail in many spots. Will take a big effort to make this trail…[Read more]
The last of the downed trees on Boomerang has been cleared. Managed to get a ride in before the rain hit and the trail was running very good except for the muddy quagmire where the west end high line joins back in to the main trail. This is a section that could use some redesign.
The downed tree on The Ridge has been cleared so it is smooth sailing. Conditions south of Cricket tree are mostly dry with the odd wet spot. The grassy plants lining the Flats are bar height or higher so sight lines are getting shorter. It is a caterpillar feast on some of the trails.