June 20, 2017
This trail is in the Wallow Fire burn scar in many places. Many trees have fallen, and more will. It is currently clear plus or minus a couple windfalls (as of 6/19/17) and is fun to ride. At 7 miles out and back it is probably the longest continuous single track in the Alpine/Springerville Ranger Districts. The best way to ride, IMO, is from Aker Lake to Hannagan and back, uphill then down. It is essentially a beginner to intermediate trail, but has potential with added skinnies and jumps, which could be in its future. It is still fun, lots of roots, water bars, rocks, holes, etc. and the potential to see wildlife is definitely there. With all the blowdown in the forest, it is a major route for animals, always see elk and deer tracks, sometimes bear tracks.