Seeking trail manager for Storey Burn trail loop
There seems to be some misunderstanding about the Sickter Lars loop at Storey Burn. That trail was NOT designed by Westside Trail Federation. It was originally planned in collaboration between a local advanced cross-country rider (Lars) and Oregon Department of Forestry. When W.T.F. initially approached ODF about vision to develop a FR/DH network of trails in vacinity (across the valley on Larch Mountain)... the group was first tasked with helping finish up that technical trail loop before they'd consider any other mountain biking trails in "Mountain bike area #1".
W.T.F. completed the loop in July 2007, and threw a BBQ to celebrate our "done" status on that. After that... "We are remaining open/available for further planning on FR/DH trail network in "Mountain Bike Area #1" project area as ODF works through revision of management strategy for Tillamook State Forest. "
But this volunteer group does not own maintenance of that trail loop (it's outside of scope of type of trails we have been planning within Tillamook)... We recently had a meeting with ODF Forest Grove district managers to discuss status - and one thing was made clear - ODF needs to make sure a volunteer group is tasked with ongoing maintenance of that trail loop.
Are there any PUMP members who regularly ride Storey Burn area? Willing to collaborate with ODF to handling ongoing maintenance of that technical trail loop known as "Sickter Lars"? It's in need of some love and care... cuz right now it's very much orphaned. (got orphaned by Lars, and W.T.F. helped ODF knock it out to completion so we could start having dialog about DH trails on Larch... but we sure don't own it just cuz we touched it last!)