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Ellicottville Advocacy
Single Use Corridor in Ellicottville to Impact White Trail Access
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:27

 

While I was riding in Ellicottville a week ago, I struck up a conversation with a man hiking out on Big Merlin.  Seems he had just retired, and decided to up and move from Cleveland to Ellicottville.  He said that he moved here because he said it had some of the best hiking around.  I told him about WNYMBA and he thanked us for all the work we have done on the trails.

Most hikers share this perspective.  They believe in shared use trails, and enjoy what can be achieved when different user groups work together.  To most hikers, the shared use trail network in Ellicottville is wonderful.

However, there is a minority of the hiking community that doesn’t believe in shared use trails.  They believe in single use, segregated trails.  This minority includes some, but not all, of the leadership of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.  The Finger Lakes Trail, also known as the White Trail in Ellicottville, is also part of the North Country Trail, a national scenic trail.  This minority wants a single use trail through the state forests in Ellicottville.

 
Textbook Benchcut!!
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Monday, 09 May 2011 11:53

I was fortunate to get some early season riding down in Georgia.  The riding was excellent because about 100% of it was on classic text book benchcut like this picture of the pinhoti trail->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking "WNYMBA has done some great trail building and lots of excellent bench cutting, but wouldn't it be great to ride this type of stuff 100% of the time".   Well, I have to say, the trail we built with the IMBA TCC was just as textbook (see below).  And it is going to be just as fun! 

Can't wait until the Mesa Trail is finished!

Check out more photos from Morgan of the TCC here.

 
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