Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The volunteers have been working hard on the trails all summer and it shows. Trails are firm. No soft squishy mud yet, with the exception of the very bottom of the slip & slide, directly over the culvert at post 16, and the little walkway over the gully between 15 & 14 (the walkway that used to be where the bridge is now), which is very slick.
If You walk between posts 16 and 15, you may be able to see the very last of the bleeding hearts, only a plant or two, but a sweetly nostalgic remnant of Summer.
Do be watchful of a Y-shaped fallen tree that juts out over the trail about two feet at an awkward angle. The Y of the branches pokes out horizontally, about four and a half feet above the trail.
The steps at the bridge have been a little loose. They are not getting noticeably looser, but do use some caution.

The summer is over and we have leaf-carpeted trails all to ourselves. Get out htre and walk the trails before they get muddy. It's a wonderful time to walk the Hansville Greenway!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Trail Work

Just a quick note on trail conditions. Trails are muddy in all the usual places. There are particularly soggy patches on that stretch, west-side of Buck Lake (between Marker 12 and the bend north of marker 3) and the trails south of Lower Hawks Pond.

There will be a chainsaw crew removing downed trees between markers 6 and 9, tomorrow, Sunday, March 20, beginning at 10:00 am. It will be a good morning to detour around the northern half of the Trillium Loop for those heading to Lowers Hawks Pond from Buck Lake or visa versa.
Check out the map link on the right of this page.

The sun is shining! What a beautiful day for a walk in the woods.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's been beautiful and clear, but oh so windy. There are branches and trees down, as one migh expect. While most are small and easy to step over, there is a large tree completely blocking the trail 100 paces south of trail post 6 on the way to post 9.

A volunteer crew will be out to clear it...probably Saturday, but for the time being, those walking from Buck Lake Park or points north, to Lower Hawks pond will want to take a right turn at post 6, follow the Trillium Loop past post 7 and pick up the Lower Hawks trail at post 10.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's been quite a while since my last post.

It's winter in the Greenway and the trail conditions reflect the season. The forest along the the old railroad grade, now known as the Great Hall, and the South Forest Loop, now called the Trillium Loop is very pleasant underfoot. The soupy trails are west of Buck Lake and several spots in the southern trail network between Shorewoods and Chatham.

Through the season, trees have come down, but the volunteers are so responsive, that the problems are solved before I post the news.
No news is good news.

And with that I'll say, simply, it's the perfect time of Year to get out on the trails and enjoy an hour or two alone with your thoughts.