June.8.2016. Look at that trail!
Just look at that beauty.
Alum Cave is shaping up fine!
62 turned to 38 overnight and the llamas graced us with their presence today.
It is so sunny. Wonderful.
But look at these steps!
Mad props to the trail crew.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which leads to the Trillium parking lot, will be closed for mowing Tuesday morning until 11Am so plan accordingly.
6/8/2016 04:16:48 pm
That area sorely needed those stairs. Will check it out in 2 weeks.
6/8/2016 05:23:27 pm
Looks great ! Can't wait to see it in person. Trail crew rocks.
6/8/2016 07:30:15 pm
Personally, I don't like all the steps. It's hard on the knees. I would rather hike the trail the way it was. Same goes for Chimney Tops Trail. Beautiful work, but unnatural for The Park, and hard on the knees. I understand it's to try to save the trail, and try to prevent erosion, but still.
6/9/2016 10:22:37 am
I thought I was the only one who thought that way!! Not a fan of the new steps. I think it takes away from the experience of a natural trail. I can see the reasoning and understand that for some it's a blessing, though.
6/9/2016 01:27:33 pm
I'm with ya, ladies!
6/9/2016 09:43:54 pm
I'll give that a big ole Amen!
6/10/2016 02:14:25 pm
These aren't steps, they're the bones of an escalator system. Those will really saved tired hiker's knees. ; )
6/8/2016 08:06:40 pm
I may actually hate that part of the trail slightly less from now on!
6/8/2016 08:59:38 pm
Are those right under the Bluff? If so, hallelujah!
6/9/2016 08:35:34 am
One of my all time favorite trails just got better. Heart felt thanks to those trail menders!
6/9/2016 12:05:13 pm
Very nice! That was sorely needed. I hope they also shore it up some to prevent further erosion.
6/9/2016 12:31:16 pm
That is the exact spot I wrenched my knee several years back. It has never been the same. Glad to see this!
6/9/2016 01:00:19 pm
Been so long ago since I was there, I have no idea where its at. Good job though. Can't please ever one! HAGD
6/9/2016 03:25:42 pm
I'm appreciative of all the hard work of the trail crew, but for me, the steps are harder to navigate. It's easier, in my opinion, just to walk or shuffle your feet on the flat dirt trails. I don't have a lot of energy, especially going up hill and I can cover more ground in a shorter period of time on flat ground instead of stairs with my almost 3 foot stride. But, Norman is correct....you will never please everyone! Have a beautiful day!
6/9/2016 04:25:12 pm
Steps with short risers like these are easier on my knees than the steep slope. I also have seen two people twist and ankle in the area of the bluff due to loose stone. What a great improvement. Other trails improved like this have lasted many years. Can't wait to go on Alum.
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