July 24, 2016
Start at Nancytown Lake and travel clockwise along the shore. The trail goes below the dam, along the stream, then circles Lake Russell.
There are lots of roots and narrow sections - some precariously close to the lake edge.
After crossing the spillway, the trail becomes double track with a long ascent. Turn left when you reach pavement and follow the road back to Nancytown. While there is a trail that crosses the pavement, you don't want to ride it. The North side of Lake Russell is but a memory of a trail. It has been abandoned and is barely suitable as a deer and small game trail. The only clear sections are where the trail is used by foot traffic around picnic and swimming areas. It then quickly becomes swallowed by brush and fallen trees.
The trail is getting cleaned up. The north side from the top of the double track to the swim area is now opened and a nice addition to the trail.