>I start at Ryerson School but either will work.
Thanks Jim, the strava segment maps are very helpful! I saw a few single track cut-ins on my way up the red trail but was too chicken to drop in without a way to find my way back out so, yes - I think I'll take you up on that tour guide offer. I'm about average skill level and the same fitness-wise so if you're ok with that, I'll let you know the next time I'll be back to the park.
When I ride RW on weekends I carry a couple extra maps with me and 70% of the time I give them away with explanations of how to get from point A to B. Generally the people who are lost here are riding here for the first time, after that it seems people get the hang of it a bit.With all due respect, I run into so many lost people here. All of them seem to be looking for Parking Lot C for some reason. There are few signs, the fireoads appear to have been designed for meandering access to nowhere, and it is very hard to find your way around, until you have been lost in the park a few times and see how the trails and the fireroads link up. Also, each of the available maps are missing something.
I'm considering offering a guided tour to anyone who attends at least one trail construction session. http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33254 Would I get any takers?
Let me ask the public: Is it worth Jorba's time to bring this trail back to standards and risk a constant pissing match of vandalism, or should we leave it? You do not have to ride it if you do not like it.
Personally, I love the mountain bike experience too much to let this trail ruin my ride. I just ride elsewhere.
Rode skylands trails last night and it looks like someone vandalized one of the newly rock armored sections. many of the large rocks were overturned and piles also placed mid trail to block riders. We cleared it and did our best to patch holes but I'm not trail builder. Shame to see all this hard work being intentionally damaged.