In a blog last fall we we criticized part of the Elbow trail re-route down through the boggy area near the river where there used to be a gate in the fence. We suggested that the route through the fence higher up used all last summer was a much better alternative. We were told that the trail building last November (once the money was available) was a last-minute effort to open up the trail for skiers, and that in the spring, they would reconsider the routing after developing a master plan for the area.
Alf Skrastins sent us photos taken yesterday that reinforces our criticism of the re-route and also shows some of the recent logging on the Tom Snow/Ridgeback trails. We have reproduced some of them here along with his comments. He also reports that Bobcat is “mostly snow-free, except in sheltered gullies and shaded areas.” Thank you Alf!