Favorite Trail Area…..Wasted! March 9, 2011Posted by Dave Of Prescott in trails.
Tags: Arizona, Granite Basin, Prescott, Trail 349, trails
Michael, Frank and I went out to Granite Basin on Sunday afternoon to enjoy some of the sweetest single track around….or so we thought.
It appears the forest thinning project that the National Forest Service has contracted out has decimated most of trail 349, and part of trail 350.
Trail 349 west of Granite Basin Rd. is almost non-existent. The bushes are all gone (sort of). They have been hogged out and shredded. Bits of brush and branches lay scattered all over the forest floor, including on the trail. This and the truck and tractor tire depressions left in the soft earth have made the trail disappear.
It is my sincere hope that the Forest Service make sure that the contractor goes back in and restores the trails. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, there will be a multitude of hikers, bikers and equestrians very, very upset!
After this next weekend, I shall head back out there to see what if any restoration has been performed…….Stay tuned.