|Palisade Plunge Trail crews finish the steep notch section near milepost (MP) 26.75.|
Last week, Palisade Plunge Trail crews completed the steep notch section they’ve been working on near milepost (MP) 26.75. Before they began, it was hard to imagine being able to ride through that steep area. But, the crew has finished and tested out their work, and they’ve reported that it rides great!
The other half of the crew constructed 617 feet of new trail, leaving them at approximately MP 27.21.
This week, half of the crew will continue constructing the last 1.37 miles of trail for Phase 1, and the other half will join the Phase 2 team, which has begun on the 14.73 miles of trail for Phase 2.
On Phase 2, crews have about half a mile of corridor cut on the lower section. Migratory bird restrictions have made it difficult to clear the lower area of Phase 2; however, the restrictions will be lifted on July 15. Until then, crews will plan on starting trail construction near MP 11.50 and will be working east towards MP 0, the official start of the Palisade Plunge off of Highway 65.
To date, 15.79 miles of trail have been completed leaving about 1.37 miles to go before the completion of Phase 1.