A member of the RIDENOX Council went out on Friday afternoon to both survey the damage throughout the trail system on behalf of the Council needing the information to plan repairs as well as to issue the following advisory to all riders:
1.) There are a number of stretches of trail on nearly every loop where significant water continues to flow/stand. Not pleasant to ride through and harmful for the trails.
2.) Other areas like the Upper EWR continue to hold large muddy spots. This trail remains CLOSED regardless of conditions improving elsewhere until either permanent drainage repairs can be made or a very long stretch of warm, dry weather takes hold - whichever comes first. The Lower EWR detour remains in effect.
3.) There are a number of areas where debris has washed down the slopes and into the trail while others contain very greasy/slick corners where it is easy to lose control.
4.) Other sections of trail have experienced some degree of washout due to extreme rainfall rates and which the Council will be repairing ASAP.
5.) Several large tree limbs have just come down since Sunday's Adopt-a-Loop event - one on the Lower Jaywalk and one on the Upper Hammer. These will need to be removed.
6.) The creek crossings remain high and part of the rock armoring has been washed away in the flooding at the upper crossing between Cold Spot and Haycock Run on the return to Tower Rd. lot. Please cross with caution until repairs can be made.
Please wait until next week to ride at Nockamixon - do NOT ride this weekend as the high ground water levels must be allowed to subside and this will take at least several more days. Thanks goes out to all of those who have stayed away on Thursday and Friday - there were virtually no new tire tracks evident on the trails since the storm and there were no vehicles in the Tower lot Friday afternoon either.