BMA hosted 2 volunteer trail building weekends in August and completed a brand new trail in the West Magnolia system. Short Stack connects Observatory to Hobbit 2 and creates a 1/3 mile singletrack option to bypass road 355. Special shout out to the BMA Brute Squad who showed up in force on 8/24. By the numbers:
Total Volunteers: 43
Total Hours: 278
- Tall Stack (New 34) will provide an important connection between Hobbit 3 and Lookout. About a mile long, this trail will create a bigger loop option around the lower West Magnolia trail system and also provide a smaller 2.5-3 mile loop incorporating Lookout and Hobbit 3.
- Re-Root, Hobbit 1, and Observatory Intersection: Work will extend Hobbit 1 to the main parking lot and Observatory trailhead. Additionally, the trails require a reroute to reduce intersections from three to one for increased intuitive navigation, to discourage off trail use and improve navigability.
- Sugar Magnolia and Aspen Alley Intersection Reroute: The final 450 feet of Aspen Alley ends in a drainage and water flow has caused a deep rut. Work will include realigning this trail segment slightly to the south and out of the drainage.
Click on image to see full gallery of August 24-25 trail building