Waiting on those May flowers...
Despite this week's deluge, the trails, for the most part, fared really well. Such a quick recovery after a significant rain event wouldn't be possible without ongoing and preventative maintenance efforts. Thanks to all staff and volunteers who've been out leaf-blowing, raking, clearing and addressing any drainage concerns.
Overall, everything that was good to go last week, will be so again this weekend - but please pedal with caution. There will likely be wet sections, and although rideable, some trails could use one more day/night to dry out. All "greens" have effectively become "yellows" but conditions will continue to improve this weekend and into next week. Reminder that these reports are a snapshot in time and are subject to change. Thankfully, any updates in the coming days should be for the better - warm, dry weather ahead.
Some other things to note:
⚠️ The Lussi Trails are open but please continue to avoid Cinderella Story until further notice. Logging operations are in progress near the Lake Placid Club driving range trailhead on Rte 86 and the trail is impassable. Power House Road connector trail to Cinderella Story should also be avoided for the time being. REMINDER that all Lussi Trails are on private land and access is a privilege. We are working closely with the Lussi family to identify a solution and we thank them for their partnership and for being strong, long-time supporters of BETA. We hope to have a detailed Cinderella Story update for you this coming week.
⚠️ Fowlers parking at Route 86 is closed due to rail trail construction. We are working with DEC to identify alternative parking and access points for Fowlers trails while the rail trail construction is underway this year.
👍 In Lake Placid, Loop 1 and Broken Dreams are now cleared and open. Please avoid Loop 2 and 3.
Happy Friday! Here comes the sun.