History

Trail-Marker Trees

While I am generally a consummate skeptic, and I think there are certainly natural explanations for these trees, I “think” there my be some validity to this phenomenon. Although I’ve yet to see anything convincing to ‘prove’ (in a Bayes’ Theorem like way) that these are truly what some people purport them to be, if …

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Doris Duke Loop Opening

http://blog-tw.nynjtc.org/doris-duke-loop-ribbon-cutting-hike/ another Doris Duke trail article To clarify, I designed 2/3rds of it. The first year Ama Koenigshof and John Mack laid out 1/3, and pushed the other 1/3rd to lay approximately where it is, and I worked out the details of exactly where and how. To be fair, Jeff Hutchinson, the park manager, pushed …

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Racing the Rule-Makers

I wish I could have done the same…a shame, a sham Idaho is on my bucket list, especially Sun Valley and Ketchum with over 400 miles of single track, but perhaps Boulder-White Cloud will only be experienced from afar…

Trails, Permits, Commercial Use, Personal Achievement, and Celebration

Scott Jerek recently found himself amidst a trail controversy of sorts, a “trailism” to some, or maybe a public lands controversy: Reflections on the Appalachian Trail Outside Magazine’s Grayson Schaffer, and a cadre of commenters had thoughtful and heartfelt responses to the event (before Jerek’s account above). Backpacker Magazine also reported on the incident and …

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Restoring Acadia’s Trails

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/travel/restoring-acadias-trails.html?_r=0 “For decades, a small cult of hikers mapped and walked the lost trails of Acadia[, Maine], scouring the softwood for clearings, a cairn or granite steps covered in moss. Nature takes quickly, and many were completely lost. But grant money rebuilds even faster, and in 1998, a local organization called Friends of Acadia saved …

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A long trail

I think it has been more than five years since I began advocating for trails in Oceanside. At that time, I was advocating for trails near the Oceanside airport, and it just so happened that concurrently SDMBA (San Diego Mountain Bike Assn.) was trying to get a “Gateway” trail and pump track at Ron Ortega …

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SFO Airport MTB Exhibition

I was on recent trip to NorCal to visit my cousins and look into work so I took a spin on a borrowed bike in Livermore: http://s1121.photobucket.com/albums/…cpZZ1QQtppZZ20 more pics ^ On the way back I flew out of SFO. They asked if I wanted an earlier flight. I was cool with that. Until I walked …

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