Hello, Trail folk!
Wow—November. How’d that happen? The rain is upon us, and we hope you’re getting rides in between showers.
Here’s our news for the week.
Family Man area seasonal closure
Hood River County began its planned thinning project around Family Man this week. Starting yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 1, the gate at Riordan Hill Road will be closed into December and possibly longer depending on how weather affects the project. Family Man will be inaccessible as well as upper Seven Streams, Middle School, Drop Out, Float On, Baby GP, Mix Tape, Twin Peaks, and Lower 8-Track (See map below.) To access the trails above the gate, trail users must climb up Mobius or Toilet Bowl. Keep your eyes and ears open for two-way traffic in spots you might not expect.
Work party thanks
Thanks to everyone who showed up on Saturday, October 29, to help dismantle the Family Man skills area for the county’s thinning project. A hard-working crew moved the bridges and ramps to a corral for storage during the county’s thin and loaded up debris for the dump as well. Once the county completes the thin of the Family Man Area (and when weather permits), we’re going to jump right back in to clean up and rebuild. Stay tuned for details on trail work days at Family Man and elsewhere. You can read about our comprehensive plan for Family Man here.
Braydon Bringhurst movie sold out!
The SRAM- and Brave Endeavors -sponsored Braydon Bringhurst film “8600 FT” on November 10 is sold out. The film details Bringhurst’s epic climb of the iconic Moab trail The Whole Enchilada. (If you missed getting tickets, we hope you’ll catch it elsewhere. You can check out the movie trailer here.) All movie ticket sales go to support HRATS. Many thanks, SRAM and Brave Endeavors. At 4 p.m. on the same day, intermediate to advanced riders can join Brave Endeavors’ Bekah Rottenberg and Braydon for a ride on Syncline up the Jeep Road and down Little Moab. Please attend only if you’re certain those trails are within your abilities.
See you outside!
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