snapshots of birth of a new trail...
Today Westside Trail Federation had walk-thru with Oregon Department of Forestry recreation trail manager for Tillamook State Forest (Forest Grove district). Milestone in the planning process. Still a few review cycles to make it thru but still on target for Spring 2010 build days.
First, some perspective (shared by Ryan McLane, the W.T.F. project lead for the Tillamook State Forest proposed DH trail network)...
Top of Black Rock to Basic Training skills area - 917 vertical feet
Top of Blackrock to Camp Tapawingo Parking Area - 1260 vertical feet
Whistler's Fitzsimmons (lower) chairlift - 1157 vertical feet
Timberline Lodge to Government Camp - 2000 vertical feet
Whistler's Garbanzo (UPPER) chairlift - 2200 vertical feet
Tillamook State Forest proposed DH "pilot" trail - 2230 vertical feet
Photos from Westside Trail Federation walk-thru
with ODF of one of the proposed DH trail routes - 4.5 miles of DH,
2,200 feet of elevation drop, lower/mid/upper parking, fully
Photo doesn't do this area justice! This section here... is 35% grade...
Step down city baby! This section is undulating terrain for 1/4
mile. prime soil type. awesome grade. whoot! the entire 4 miles isn't
like this, but there's more this whole area offers - dialing in the
lines - linking it all together. many days of scouting over past years.
Finally moving things into the review cycle as part of planning
approval process. Moving the ball forward...
Thanks to all for your support and hard work!