Oh where did 2012 go? I was hoping for no snow again this year but it was not to be.
Here at home it’s been trail building time since late October. That is until we had 8″ of the white stuff packed outside. One thing for sure, if you want great trails to ride on, then you need to get out there and build em. There’s quite a bit of satisfaction riding trails that you had a hand in building.
These are the months where I don’t mind sacrificing a ride day for a trail day. In fact there are four new trails in My home town of Merrimack just this year. Wow! Four new trails since August.
Adding miles, connecting parcels and being able to do a 3+ hour dirt ride right out of my front door is a real benefit.
Merrimack is the 6th largest municipality in NH and is very pro outdoors as seen in our website. www.merrimackoutdoors.org
Damn that Strava, and all its spin-off mapping apps. This one I like though. It gives you a good sense of the updated trail network and how to connect them. With additional land purchases you can sure we’ll have some additional acreage to add some more next fall.
Our trail crew has grown as well. We’re getting a solid 12 workers that have sacrificed a few Saturday and Sunday mornings. Even the The Hill Junkie himself has been our swinging the rogue hoe.
Here’s some parting pics from Christmas Day of some of the new stock prior to the storm.