September 21, 2012
Road this trail today, trail was clear of leaves but I could see where this could be a very difficult trail system to follow if you were new to the area and the leaves were down. As far as trail markers, they are confusing and not well laid out. The three starting points do not indicate where you are on the trail relative to the posted map. If you are not use to riding in the upper north east and your experience is out west or the Blue Ridge Mountains (which is mine), this is a very type of trails. There are no long climbs with a long pay back. The trails twist and rise up and down, lots of roots, lots of rocks, our skills bike hanlding skills will be tested. There must have been a severe windstorm lately because there are many trees still down, some blocking the trails. Overall, this was a very good, challenging system. It was hard for me as I was alone and didn't know the area. What complicates location on the trails, is none of them are labeled.