Not sure if anyone recalls but a year or two back someone was sabotaging MTB bridges on the Don trails. Well, I encountered something less dangerous but a notable nuisance all the same. I figured I'd put it out there...
I was actually snowshoeing the trail on the north side of the "Molars" that goes into the woods south of the parking lot:
43°42'3.07"N 79°19'55.14"W. While I was at it, I moved about five logs that were lying across the trail so they were out of the way, placing them alongside the trail. I figured at the time that it was just deadfall but a day later, I came back on my bike and encountered 15 or so logs purposefully placed across the trail every 20' - 30' or so. Some of them were placed crossed over each other so as to create an obstacle too high to negotiate unless you dismount... Judging by the tracks, even a cross country skier and a few trail runners had to bushwack to get around everything... I worked for an hour to re-clear the trail...
So, my thoughts: I first placed the logs alongside the trail so as to create a clear path but also to give a bit of reinforcement as to the direction of the trail. The latest logs I encountered were placed so as to prevent the skier and mtb-er from using the path. I'm pretty sure by the fact that most tracks went around the logs and through the forest that this only contributes to erosion / trampling of the smaller plants. So what was this person's goal? Just a nuisance?
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