Friday, July 30, 2010

Hiking Biking Trail

Some of you may have heard we are building a hiking / biking trail from the Base Area to Black Mountain Lodge. This summer we will finish the trail between the bottom and the top of the North Fork ski trail. Next summer we hope to finish the trail to Black Mountain Lodge. The trail is being designed and built for people to walk down from BML events and weddings as well as for general use for hikers and bikers going up and down hill.

The trail was designed by Joey Klein of IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) last summer. This summer Joey began construction in late June and spent a great deal of time training our guys how to build trails. Unfortunately, IMBA took Joey to the Northern California coast for trail building on the Lost Coast. With his mentoring, our gang has kept the project rolling. This summer's work is almost complete. The trail is simply incredible and came out better than I could have ever imagined. By about mid to late August you can start hiking or riding in the base area and connect to the summer road just above the top of North Fork trail. It is very cool. I can't wait until we get to BML. Enjoy the photos.


Joshua Linden said...

Awesome!! Projects like this really help to make A-Basin an even better mountain than it already is.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Thanks Josh. Come up for the BBQ on the 28th and check it out.