Elbow Valley trail updates

Pneuma
The Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS) has completed (almost) the previously missing section of Pneuma between Elbow Valley and Sulphur Springs trails. It connects with the winding Sulphur Springs reroute that CMBA built last year. Hot Laps and Pneuma are now separate trails. The map in the Moose Mountain Trails post has been updated (The complete Pneuma shown in green).

As a result of the wet summer cows have made a real mess of some sections of trail. Making things worse, a rancher put a salt lick on Hot Laps just uphill of Elbow Valley Trail creating a large muddy hole. There are lots of open areas nearby that he could have used.

If you are a mountain biker, check out the excellent MMBTS site and offer your support for their efforts. You will find trail descriptions and a forum discussing trail conditions, events and other information.

Prairie Creek
K Country has constructed a new start to Prairie Creek so as to avoid the “very dangerous” (see picture of sign) section of trail that is in danger of washing out. The new work is currently fenced off, I assume to let the surface settle and harden. While equestrians might go up and over, most hikers will use the old route.

Extreme Caution! Overkill?

Extreme Caution! Overkill?

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  • David Oct 10, 2010, 10:06 am

    The Prairie Creek start is a bit funny as there are sections further up the trail which are a lot more “dangerous”. But perhaps they are targeting the folks who are visiting elbow falls and simply want to walk up to the first bridge area.

  • Rich V Oct 9, 2010, 8:28 am

    wow, I am pretty shocked, and happy, to see a write up on the Pneuma connector already. I’ve been working on it since June, and it will take until next year to finish properly. I appreciate the press, as it needs traffic so that I can see the lines people want to ride (and hike). There are sections that need bench cutting, the climbing turns need work, and, of course, the cow sections need repair. Building trails by hand takes a long time and is a lot of work! Happy Trails 🙂

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