Hosp Grove

Looks like a “stroller path,” but it’s still a fun, albeit short, ride. Built in 1999, it was designed extremely well, but the addition of logs to the edges has trapped water and sediment causing problems in a few areas. images: http://www.panoramio.com/user/7360633/tags/Trail%20Work-CA-Hosp%20Grove  

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Advanced Trail Building: ‘Switchberm’

“What makes switchberms different than rolling crown switchbacks [depicted above]?   -the leg just above the turn is a gentle grade, keeping speeds in check for descending riders (5%-8%). -the turn is on a nearly level platform and slightly bermed (insloped 6%-9%). -the climbing leg below the turn is brief…

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