Pound (LB) of Trail Karma 2012Karma, epic trail cleaning, good peoples, good fun, good food, and maybe smores… why not? January 28th Little Blakely parking lot at 8:30- 9:ish (or if you are new to the trail a GPS friendly meeting point can be chosen) Paydirt hours will be plentiful and there is talk of cookout and large grill that may or may not have burgers on it. Please bring ?xins to go with if you are able or you have some awesome recipe that needs to be shared with the mountain biking world. Bring your camping gear that you use a once year and be ready to ride on sunday….
“This trail is very overgrown, my face is scratched everywhere and I ruined a pair of lenses. There is a 3 MILE!!! section of hike a bike. No way to ride this, it should not even be advertised as a mountain bike trail. It was getting dark and I thought I wouldn’t make it back to my vehicle. There are some very steep descents that caused me to end over the handlebars twice. If you make a mistake on the bench cut trail you are going to slide into Lake Ouachita. Thanks to whoever built the trail, and I am appreciative of all those that maintain the trails with their free time, but this is the worst trail I have ever ridden.”
More importantly, the governing agency knows that almost 500 man hours were given to the trail by Arkansas mountain bikers, and the local hikers who were enjoying the beautiful day with their families were thrilled to have us out there. In fact, a contingent camped at the trail head and went back in on Sunday to ?nish lopping the Morgan Hollow Loop.
P.S. If you’re not buying the whole “trail karma” thing, here’s a story for ya: