Trail Updates & Community Input Wanted!

// by: Emma Graham

The trail crew has been putting in countless hours this month improving our local trails and has just submitted their latest crew report, and we’re here to pass along the updates to you!

Pierce Lake Trail

The only remaining bridge on the trail has been replaced with brand new cedar beams and supports! A new bridge was much needed as the old bridge was off camber, not long enough and not nailed to anything. The areas below the bridge that have become quite eroded have been reinforced with rocks and re-benched to prevent any slumping down the hill.

Various photos of the extensive work done to the Pierce Lake Trail

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Ford Mountain Trail

Brush and deadfall have been cleared from this trail and it is in great shape! More trail markers have been installed along the ridge to make the trail more identifiable. An update on the road conditions: The road from the Ford Mountain FSR to the trailhead is starting to get two large holes. However, there is no brush on the road and it is still drivable.

Some before and after photos of the deadfall that has been cleared on the trail

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Slesse Mountain Trail 

The top section of this trail has been cleared and had reflective markers installed. The trail is much more navigable now and not nearly as closed in. The road to the trail head has also been cleared of a few alders and is in better shape. This trail is very steep!

Elk Mountain

Things are in motion for a new set of stairs at the top of the ridge! Materials have been prepped and brought up to the work site. Stay tuned for the final product.

If you’d like to check out these trails but are wanting a bit more information, come visit us at the store! We can show you maps, tell you how to get there, and share our stories! If you run into the trail crew while you’re out on a hike be sure to say a big “thank you” for all the hard work they do.

We want your input!

Is there a trail that you absolutely love, but you think needs some love from the trail crew? Or have you been wanting to try out a new hike but the trail head is so grown in you can’t even find it? If there’s a trail you’d like to see our trail crew make some improvements to, send us an email at guiding@mtwaddingtons.com!

Happy hiking!

Love, the MWO Team