Been ten years since riding this trail and i must say things have changed. This used to be one of my favorite riding areas, i realized they built a new parking lot etc. So we headed up there for the first time this year. Anyhow we didnt drive more than 1 mile or so and reached the first mudhole which seemed almost impassible. We spent a better part of 3o minutes piecing together logs to try and make some sort of bridge. I got off the machines and walked thru the mud holes to check for depth, firmness and overall just busting thru them, I was shocked when i went almost up to the top of my hipwaders in total muck, keep in mind i am 75 inches tall so that is saying something.
We made it past this mudhole only to find another mudhole about 3/4 of a mile down the trail that looked longer and worse than the last one. This is where the wife and kids said lets go somewhere else.
Now here is the questions, What happened to this great riding area. I remember years ago this was almost like a highway and there was even a time when i met a geo tracker riding on this trail picking blueberries, no way in hell i would survive out there now. Has this trail gotten worse thru the years? Did i pick a bad time to ride it?
Final thought would anyone be interested in meeting out their for a weekend and bringing chainsaws, cables, etc and simply building some decent bridge crossing across these bad areas. I really wanted to make it back to bolder creek but there was no way of doing it. Some other guys met us at the mudholes and couldnt believe themselves how bad it was. One guy wanted to build a ramp and jump across it but was talked out of it by his buddies. So would anyone be interested in getting together and building some wooden bridges in these bad areas? Thanks and look forward to hearing others imput. Also one final note, i am sure if i wanted to trailbreak new muck trails across more of the swamp one could eventually do that, but at what cost? I mean these mudholes where torn up something fierce so why keep expanding them?