It was an awesomely busy day at McIntosh Run. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve bumped into more than one female mtn biker back there - today I crossed paths with at least 6!
Same situation with kids, there was an awesome amount of younger riders out there.
Less awesome - the number of people I noticed running/hiking/riding CLOSED trails. Friends don’t let friends ignore the trail signs!
I know most people don’t understand the damage that can be caused, and the work that can be undone, but especially this time of year the freeze/thaw cycles leave the ground pretty fragile. If people do understand the amount of work that goes into getting the trails where they are, and just run/ride/hike on by the signs, well that’s pretty selfish and disrespectful.
Anyway, if you can tactfully educate your friends on why it’s crappy trail etiquette to blow right by the signs, that would be grand!